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“Better Than Ice Cream”: Frozen Custard Comes To the Bay Area

| Jul 31, 2015

“Better Than Ice Cream”: Frozen Custard Comes To the Bay Area

Posted by Shelby Pope

Frozen custard is supposedly better than ice cream. It is historically a Midwestern and East Coast treat and a number of shops are springing up in the Bay Area serving this frozen dessert. Shelby Pope shares the story behind frozen custard and tells you the best local spots to get it.

Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

| Jul 30, 2015

Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Posted by NPR Food

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

GUIDE: Here’s Your GastroMagic Line-Up For Outside Lands 2015

| Jul 30, 2015

GUIDE: Here’s Your GastroMagic Line-Up For Outside Lands 2015

Posted by Carly Severn

Our hungry guide to this year's foodie extravaganza at Outside Lands.

Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

| Jul 30, 2015

Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Posted by NPR Food

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.

To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

| Jul 30, 2015

To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

Posted by NPR Food

A meta-analysis found that people on vegetarian diets lost around 4.4 pounds more than the control group who had no change in diet. Those who tried a vegan diet dropped 5.5 pounds more.

Are ‘Superfoods’ Over?

| Jul 29, 2015

Are ‘Superfoods’ Over?

Posted by Civil Eats

A closer look at a wildly popular, totally unregulated food label.

The Last Great Peach Event?

| Jul 29, 2015

The Last Great Peach Event?

Posted by CUESA

If the drought persists, this could be the last year not only for the Great Peach Event, but for the Martino family’s fruit farming. The Great Peach Event is Saturday, August 1. Bella Viva Orchards will be offering flats of certified organic yellow peaches at half price for one day only.

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

| Jul 28, 2015

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Posted by NPR Food

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Hamburger Restaurants

| Jul 28, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Hamburger Restaurants

Posted by Jeff Cianci

This guide covers ten South Bay restaurants ranging from neighborhood institutions serving classic charcoal grilled hamburgers to upscale gastropubs offering gourmet creations.

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