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Nosh Box: A Game of Chicken Ruffles Feathers

Kick off the New Year by syncing your taste buds with the current national protein-eating trend. For nearly eons, beef was the most popular meat in American. Seems now our tastes align with other nations, making chicken the most popular meat in the world as well as at home.
January 1, 2020

There’s a Toad in My Tea

Tea lovers are having some fun with Chinese clay tea pets.
December 19, 2019

Doña’s Carnitas Is More Than Just ‘Little Meats’

The precise way in which carnitas is prepared at Doña is a secret, but there are only four ingredients.
December 6, 2019

The Berkeley Boathouse Is More Than a Typical Hotel Restaurant

Part of an $8 million ‘refresh,’ the Berkeley Boathouse opens within DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina with a chef-driven menu.
December 6, 2019

Nosh Box: Saddle Up Your Holiday Gift-Horse

Pondering what to buy for the foodie or gourmand on you holiday list? Check out the selections below that seek to avoid the trite and true, and include suggestions for every taste and budget.
December 1, 2019

Slow Food East Bay Makes Connections Through Food

At Slow Food East Bay’s cultural dinners, guests savor favored recipes and stories. Early this fall, three chefs — Tu David Phu, Denise Huynh, and Hai Lam — prepared dishes representing Vietnamese tastes.
November 20, 2019

Berkeley’s Boochman Is the Bay Area’s First Kombucha Bar

A quartet of friends who launched kombucha at East Bay farmers markets found such popularity for their product that they have opened an exclusive kombucha bar in Berkeley.
November 15, 2019

Taste the East Bay’s Chocolatocracy

Chocolate making is a sweet industry where lusciousness matters.
November 14, 2019

Nosh Box: It's Sparkler Time Again

November officially marks the advent of our major U.S. holidays. Stock up now for Thanksgiving, along with December’s feasts and celebrations, followed by New Year’s, because as time progresses, supplies go nowhere but down. In times past, bubbly alcoholic beverages were limited primarily to sparkling wines. But today, selections have expanded.
November 8, 2019

Celebrate Olives in Orinda

The 10th annual Orinda Olive Festival puts olives front and center at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area.
October 3, 2019