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Bay Area Restaurants Tue Dec 12 2017 10:05:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Missouri led a group of states this week in filing a legal action to overturn Californias hen protection law, prompting the states biggest newspaper, the Kansas City Star, to slam its own states attorney general for the misguided action. Talk about e
Inspired by the beautiful panna cotta I had at the Botanist Gin dinner, I wanted to make a panna cotta dessert for the holidays. Since I had apple cider for Thanksgiving in the house, I used thisrecipe from Food and Wine to make some vanilla apple ci
Years ago, Mr. K and I were introduced to Roar wines at Benu Restaurant when the sommelierrecommended a bottle of their Pinot Noir;rounded, velvety and utterly delicious. We’ve been fans ever since and I signed up to their mailing list in o
I need this Coffee Talk! The past couple weeks have been so weird. We were traveling like crazy for work, then we had Thanksgiving and came home with the hopes of being home. How have you been? Did you have a great Thanksgiving filled with lots of lo
Like many people, I listen to podcasts. They seem to fit our multi-tasking lives and heavy media saturation these days. I learn about politics as I weed the garden; I listen to stories while I am exercising. One of the podcasts I like ran an intervie
It was the week of pleasant surprises.The president of the United States called trophy hunting a horror show, and put on hold his own administrations recent decision to allow imports of African elephant heads. The move earned praise from HSUS and acr
What to do when you have a case of the Mondays... any day of the week. How I get unstuck. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of things that I do when I feel like not doing any work. Its that awful feeling. You wake up, have a long list of things
Although cocktails aren’t my main focus in the kitchen, there’s no time like the holidays to get me to stretch beyond my standard glass of wine. Last month I was invited to a dinner in San Francisco celebrating The Botanist Gin, a
Analysts say Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different. Read the rest of the story on Bay Area Bites
1096 Union St, San Francisco 94133 I have been following Laura & Sayat on Instagram for quite some time and finally managed to book a seat at theirSultans Brunch which offers a fascinating and delicious introduction to Turkish cuisine. Ive ne
Imagine if someone dedicated their lives to publishing an elaborate zine1 about your favorite topic2 and somehow kept doing it for years. And then they had to stop.3 People: lets pause for a second from our preoccupation with the crumbling of America
We are huge soup eaters all year long, but there is nothing better than a big bowl of creamy clam chowder during the colder winter months. When I received Modern Comfort Cooking the first page, I turned to was forCauliflower Clam Chowder with Crispy
If there's one food my whole family really love, it's Hummus.  Hummus is a tasty savory spread/dip made from chickpeas (a.k.a garbanzo beans), tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and, depending on your taste, garlic.  I've been experimentin
What do former secretaries of agriculture, Republican and Democrat alike, agree on? That you should read my new book, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. See what they have to say at CleanMeat.com! (A
To make the most of the season, my Fall Self-Care bingo is up and ready for printing! The board is full of small pleasures to take advantage of the shift in seasons while focusing squarely on yourself. Oh hello there! I’m excited for my abs
We had dinner with friends back in August at a long standing German restaurant in San Francisco,Suppenkuche. I remember going there in my twenties as the beers were big and you got your money worth. Nothing has changed; the beers were still big but t
Ten years ago, ag-funded researchers tried to mislead voters about Californias Prop 2 farm animal protection ballot measure. This time around, former state senator Dean Florez warns them not to try it again in a must-read Sacramento Bee column. (As w
Dorie Greenspan’s Normandy apple tart makes a perfect canvas for some tart crust creativity. Baking confession: although I love making pies and tarts, I haven’t gotten on the elaborate works-of-art crust decorating trend until now
Mr. K and I spent a fun weekend in San Diego recently and decided to drive down to have dinner at Corazn de Tierra in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja’s rural and secludedwine country. We planned a couple of stops along the ride down the coast whic
This post is sponsored by Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women.Get 10% off your race registration at checkout with my link through 9/15. On October 9th, Ill be running theTufts Health Plan 10k for Women as a race ambassador. If you are in the Boston area
Though Chinese restaurants are now an American staple, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, some Americans staged a multipronged effort to shut them down. Read the rest of the story on Bay Area Bites
I feel like I am going against everything I do not like about food culture by sharing this recipe for beef bone broth. When I first heard about bone broth, I was shocked at the money people where selling bone broth for as I considered it strictly sto
In the wake of such senseless violence in Las Vegas this week, HSUSs CEO Wayne Pacelle took to CNN to argue why Congress should bury the gun & hunting lobbys latest reckless proposed handout. (Also, is it time to stop denigrating wolves with
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting crisper, and fall baking season is fully underway.I’ve spent the last few weekendsbakingvarious things with apples because it just feels so properly autumnal, and also because Isabelle, a
6118 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611 |510-823-2354 | website I heard about a new restaurant calledDaughter Thai that opened recently in Montclair, a lovely town nestled in the Oakland Hills near the intersection of Highways 24 and 13. I
:: The Weekly Meal Plan : Week of September 11th, 2017 :: This weeks prep:hard boiling eggs for snacks, boiling potatoes, cooking a batch of white rice, cooking down some frozen spinach with garlic, chopping down a bunch of herbs from the garden to e
Think tofu-making is better left to magic-conjuring professionals? Think again. Kate Williams will show you how to make your own tofu just the way you like it. Read the rest of the story on Bay Area BitesNigari is the magic that turns soy milk into t
ThisLoaded Winter Squash Hummus recipe was on the weekly rotation all last winter. We could not get enough of it as it was so easy to whip up in no time. Definitely became our go-to meal when we needed something delicious and fast. I had all intentio
You already know that last week a federal appeals court upheld Californias right to ban the sale of foie gras from force-fed birds. Well, this week adifferent federal appeals court issued an important ruling affirming Chicagos right to bar pet stores
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting crisper, and fall baking season is fully underway.I’ve spent the last few weekendsbakingvarious things with apples because it just feels so properly autumnal, and also because Isabelle, a
150 W. Juana Ave., San Leandro, CA | website I’ve lived in San Leandro for 14 years and am just dizzy to see so many new places opening up! We now have craft breweries, T4 boba teashop, Liberian food from Kendejah Restaurant, Cinc
It was 7:30 am, in Seattle. The city was just starting to wake, and there I spotted itthe line. A very long line. Wrapped around a building. Let’s back up a bit last week I was in Seattle for business for an in-person 3 month planning and s
Climate change, dams and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also at risk. Read the rest of the story on Bay Area BitesFingerling Ch
A big bowl of this creamy blue cheese mac is the ultimate comfort food. The past month has been challenging as well as emotionally draining and on top of it we are swamped with work. Getting ready for three big projects to wrap up 2017 is keeping us
As hurricanes bash us, HSUS is on the ground helping rescue animals in need, including of course dogs and cats, and also teaming up with the National Guardto airdrop hay to stranded and starving cows.With monster hurricanes, record heatwaves, and par
    photocourtesy of Farallon. Twenty years after its opening, Farallonremains one of San Francisco’s most famous and celebrated restaurants.Farallon holds a special place in my heart; it’s one of the first &
2015 Shattuck Ave. (at University), Berkeley | website If you havent heard, Ippudo Ramen is opening its first west coast location today in downtown Berkeley. These are exciting times for local ramen enthusiasts who have waited two years towe
:: Summer is here! :: To mark each season, in practicing what I preach, I’ve been making a new Self Care Bingo board to print out and complete. I thrive on gold star stickers and crossing things off the list; and if I don’t plan t
In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed, and we're guzzling much less than before. Read the rest of the story on Bay Area Bites
Cacio e Pepe is a classic recipe that is also my fall on recipe when coming home from traveling. Earlier in the summer I decided to toss in some summer squash to mix things up. It was really good, and fresh tasting. I believe this recipe for Cacio e
A decade ago, we announced a groundbreaking ballot campaign in California, later called Prop 2, to create the strongest farm animal protection law in the nation. In the wake of that precedent-setting victory, we enacted a wave of new corporate polici
  Twenty years after its opening, Farallonremains one of San Francisco’s most famous and celebrated restaurants.Farallon holds a special place in my heart; it’s one of the first “grownup” dining experi
33 Grand Ave.Oakland, CA 94612 | 510.835.7898 | website|Menu Today is the official grand reopening of Farley’s East who remodeled to include the next door space (formerly Subway)so they now offer more space, and a
This weekend, we drove into Bostonto take Bertram to the French Bulldog Meetup at Peter’s Park, and hang with my friend Melissa and her pup Bentley. If you haven’t seen dozens of French Bulldogs having a total snort fest; well&amp
In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips. Read the rest of the story on Bay Area BitesGrocery The Buying and Selling of
Are you hungry for the best banana bread recipe? OurSuper Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is the best. You can stop looking any further as this recipe will blow you away. It is so moist and flavorful. Not to mention chocolatey. You are going to wan
Did you know theres a real-life vegan mafia? CNBCs got the story about how one group of investors is seeking to give farm animals a hand. And some major meat companies are now in talks about licensing clean meat technologies (growing real meat withou
It’s hard to believe the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is in its 22th year! This yearly event turns the famousGhirardelli Squareinto a celebration of all things chocolatey. Besides their famous chocolate squares and their ice cream sundaes
1550 Olympic Blvd, WC 94596 | 925.448.8218 | website I was sohappy to hear thatKoja Kitchenopeneda restaurantin Walnut Creek. I’ve loved their delicious koja burgers (the ones with the fried garlic rice buns) since the fir
We’ve launched ourselves well into spring here in New England. This winter was only moderately oppressive, but still, when the days become warmer, I always feel massive relief. I can breathe again. This weekend I went to my first Red Sox ga