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Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

Civil Eats | Aug 20, 2014

Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

Posted by Civil Eats

In most cases, even certified organic produce is not pesticide-free. But compared to most conventional produce, it can mean a big step in a less-toxic direction.

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

asian food and drink | Aug 19, 2014

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.

Yummy Supper:  100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 19, 2014

Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore

Posted by Dana Velden

Award-winning food blogger Erin Scott's first cookbook, Yummy Supper, is collection of 100 lush, beautifully photographed recipes that take full advantage of our Bay Area bounty and oh, by the way, just happen to be gluten-free. This is the cookbook that will feed everyone at your table, in all possible ways.

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

beer | Aug 19, 2014

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Posted by NPR Food

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

food banks, hunger, volunteer | Aug 18, 2014

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Posted by NPR Food

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

bay area | Aug 18, 2014

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Posted by NPR Food

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

Barnraiser Hopes to Change the Food System, One Project at a Time

bay area | Aug 15, 2014

Barnraiser Hopes to Change the Food System, One Project at a Time

Posted by Alix Wall

Forget about Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Barnraiser allows consumers who are interested in changing the food system back projects that will.

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

food banks, hunger, volunteer | Aug 15, 2014

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

Posted by NPR Food

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

bay area | Aug 14, 2014

Oakland Teens take on Fast Food Industry in New Video

Posted by Oakland Local

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving It?

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