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New Take on Doughnuts

The food scientist behind the project, Katie Wages, stuffs doughnuts with ice cream for a trendy new treat at her shop I Scream Donuts.
July 5, 2019

Roam Puts Milkshakes on a Pedestal

The sustainable American fair restaurant uses prime ingredients to elevate the humble milkshake.
June 18, 2019

Baker Marykate McGoldrick Thinks of Rhubarb in the Spring

The pastry chef uses rhubarb and buckwheat for an upside down cake that perfectly balances tartness and sweetness.
May 23, 2019

Oakland’s 4505 Burgers & BBQ Roasts a Whole Hog Every Day

Chef/butcher/restaurateur Ryan Farr takes his time — sometimes as long as 18 hours — to barbecue a whole hog at his Laurel district location.
May 10, 2019

Kilduff Gets to the Bottom of the Kasper’s or Caspers Question

The East Bay hot dog empire traces its roots to a common Armenian-American ancestor, Kasper Castigian. According to his grandson, Paul Rustigian, these days, a Caspers sausage company also makes the hot dogs for Kasper’s.
April 29, 2019

Standard Fare’s Kelsie Kerr Makes Celery Root Soups

She looks beyond celery root’s gnarly exterior to expose a sweetly nuanced vegetable that can be used in myriad ways to enhance some of your favorite dishes or even be the lead culinary star all on its own.
April 26, 2019

Leaves & Flowers Revives the Sencha Tradition

The Berkeley online and wholesale tea outfit shares its own signature blend of Kyushu-grown sencha, reviving an ancient tea tradition.
April 19, 2019

Nosh Box: Food Tradition Duo

Besides bringing prelude showers to May flowers, this April—as is often the case—includes two major cultural holidays: Easter Sunday, April 21; and Passover, Friday, April 19-Saturday, April 27. Easter, more so, has morphed into popular culture, with Easter bonnets, Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter rabbit and Easter parades. But both include food traditions.
April 1, 2019

Leaves and Flowers Takes Teas to a New Level

A Berkeley tea company is putting a premium on handcrafted botanical infusions and locally sourced herbal teas.
March 28, 2019

Base Camp Bakery Finds Fans at Grand Lake Farmers Market

A husband-and-wife team of bread enthusiasts, Chase Agee and Ayla Groom, are transforming their farmers market stall into a retail bakery, where they can bring the community together through bread.
March 8, 2019