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Bold, Brash, and Succulent: Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Jan 27, 2015

Bold, Brash, and Succulent: Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Here’s a mash-up you won’t want to pass up: Meltingly tender pulled pork with BBQ sauce, stuffed into a warm tortilla, and topped with pickled onions and jalapenos and cooling queso fresco.

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

farmers and farms | Jan 27, 2015

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Posted by NPR Food

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?

Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Jan 26, 2015

Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

Posted by Lisa Landers

Why refrigerating foods like chocolate, potatoes and basil can mess with attributes such as taste, nutritional integrity and shelf life.

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

bay area | Jan 24, 2015

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Posted by NPR Food

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

‘Modern Farmer’ Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

farmers and farms | Jan 23, 2015

‘Modern Farmer’ Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

Posted by NPR Food

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast: Bay Area Episode

bay area | Jan 23, 2015

The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast: Bay Area Episode

Posted by Daniel Klein

The Bay Area episode of the new series, The Victory Garden's Edible Feast airs on KQED Plus TV Saturday, January 24 at 4pm. Watch a preview clip of the episode featuring the Mandela Foods Coop in Oakland.

This Urban Farmer is Growing Jobs in Her Richmond Community

bay area | Jan 22, 2015

This Urban Farmer is Growing Jobs in Her Richmond Community

Posted by Civil Eats

In a city where steady employment for youth and inexperienced workers is limited to big box stores like Walmart and Target, or fast-food joints like Taco Bell and McDonald’s, Urban Tilth provides a different path.

Clean Up Those Contaminated Chicken Parts, USDA Tells Industry

health and nutrition | Jan 21, 2015

Clean Up Those Contaminated Chicken Parts, USDA Tells Industry

Posted by NPR Food

The government wants to make your chicken meat safer to handle. The USDA is proposing legal limits on the chicken parts that are contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

bay area | Jan 21, 2015

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

Posted by Shelby Pope

Discussing trends, best buys, and slurping with the obsessives behind Coffee Review.

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