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What’s Really In A Big Mac? McDonald’s Says It’s Ready To Tell All

food news | Oct 16, 2014

What’s Really In A Big Mac? McDonald’s Says It’s Ready To Tell All

Posted by NPR Food

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

farmers and farms | Oct 16, 2014

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Posted by NPR Food

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mom ‘n’ Pop Restaurants in New Episode

bay area | Oct 16, 2014

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mom ‘n’ Pop Restaurants in New Episode

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Three Mom 'n' Pop restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli and Tanguito Argentinean Grill & Empanadas.

Feeding the 5000 Oakland Event Hopes to ‘Fill Tummies Not Trash’

bay area | Oct 15, 2014

Feeding the 5000 Oakland Event Hopes to ‘Fill Tummies Not Trash’

Posted by Alix Wall

A meal with produce that would otherwise be headed for the compost or landfill will feed 5000 this Saturday in Oakland, organizers hope. Meet the groups behind Feeding the 5000 Oakland.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

baking and bakeries | Oct 14, 2014

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

Posted by Shelby Pope

Don't listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.

California Farmers Pray for Rain, Prepare for Continued Drought

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 13, 2014

California Farmers Pray for Rain, Prepare for Continued Drought

Posted by Rachael Myrow

Farmers at the annual fundraiser for The Center for Land-Based Learning say they’re doing OK this year, with a bit of strategic tinkering and water-wise practices. But if the drought drags on into another year, they except to hurt, a lot.

Alkymists Restaurant in Palo Alto Combines Food with Philanthropy

food banks, hunger, volunteer | Oct 11, 2014

Alkymists Restaurant in Palo Alto Combines Food with Philanthropy

Posted by Angela Johnston

Alkymists offers a diverse world-fusion menu, but what’s more noteworthy is its commitment to what it calls “foodanthropy” a project devoted to providing free monthly meals to low-income families in the Bay Area, and internships and training to women in need.

Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

food trends and technology | Oct 10, 2014

Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Posted by NPR Food

It's tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

baking and bakeries | Oct 09, 2014

Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Want to have some Halloween food fun? Make a pile of these crunchy, cheesy bone-shaped breadsticks, then watch them disappear.

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