The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
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5-Bites Restaurant Roundups | Apr 15, 2014Posted by Jenny Oh
Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
health and nutrition | Apr 15, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.
bay area | Apr 14, 2014Posted by Sarah Henry
Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle's Food Section? Read Sarah Henry's Q&A to find out.
books, magazines, newspapers | Apr 12, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.
baking and bakeries | Apr 11, 2014Posted by Kate Williams
Homemade matzo isn't complicated, but it does come with a set of rules for keeping it kosher. Want to try making it for Passover this year? Kate Williams will show you how.
books, magazines, newspapers | Apr 11, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.
Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Apr 10, 2014Posted by Wendy Goodfriend
Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don't have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.
holidays and traditions | Apr 09, 2014Posted by NPR Food
The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.
Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Apr 09, 2014Posted by Jenny Oh
As a follow-up to my previous post, "5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild," I thought I'd share some of my own personal reflections that might shed some light on why we foodies are such a quirky bunch.