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Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

bay area | Sep 01, 2014

Café Underwood: North Oakland’s New Work-At-Home Café

Posted by Kim Westerman

Café Underwood fills a community need for affordable public workspace, and serves up delicious food and drinks, too.

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

food trends and technology | Sep 01, 2014

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Posted by NPR Food

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

Real Vanilla Isn’t Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

NPR food | Aug 29, 2014

Real Vanilla Isn’t Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

Posted by NPR Food

There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.

When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

health and nutrition | Aug 28, 2014

When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

Posted by NPR Food

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend:  Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 28, 2014

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend: Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For anyone except those of us who live in the Bay Area. For us, it's the peak of summer. The weather warms, the sun shines, the fog lifts, and we relish those two or three balmy evenings where we can sit outside and have a proper summer barbecue.

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

farmers and farms | Aug 28, 2014

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Posted by NPR Food

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

baking and bakeries | Aug 28, 2014

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Crispy-chewy meringue nests envelop whipped cream and vanilla-scented summer fruit for an ethereal, and gluten-free dessert that is impossible to stop eating.

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 27, 2014

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Light up the grill, crack open a beer, and throw on some corn and sweet peppers, and voila, you have a memorable salad that will come together in a snap.

California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 27, 2014

California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

Posted by Rachael Myrow

AB 1871 raises the daily stall fee for each vendor at a certified farmers' market in California. Those fees would pay for county inspections to help insure produce labeled organic is, actually, organic.

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