Les Blank and L. John Harris at Pacific Film Archive’s screening of Blank’s 1980 film, “Garlic is as good as ten mothers” Les Blank and L. John Harris at Pacific Film Archive’s screening of Blank’s 1980 film, “Garlic is as good as ten mothers” By John Harris If it’s true that “Garlic is as good as […]
UC Berkeley serves up an edible education this fall
Two course at Cal this fall — an artistic workshop that explores food and a journalism class that digs into food and farming matters — offer an edible education to students and the community a large as well.
Chez Panisse contingent head to Cuba, public welcome
A crew from Chez Panisse restaurant are headed to Cuba later this year — and the public are invited to join this cross-cultural, culinary expedition.
Berkeley group has plan to fix school food in Oakland
The Berkeley-based Center for Ecoliteracy is working with the Oakland Unified School District to dramatically improve school food for all its students.
Bartavelle owner: What’s cooking for ex-Café Fanny space
Find out from owner Suzanne Drexhage what kind of food and flavor are coming to the new Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar, in the former Cafe Fanny space.
Community seeks life support for school edible programs
The end of salad days for some BUSD students? Photo: Rivka Mason This week, Berkeley parents and community members rallied to find ways to secure funds to save the gardening and cooking programs at three local elementary schools. The programs at Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Washington, whose combined budgets are $372,000, are threatened because, under existing guidelines, […]
New edition of gardening bible for a gardener’s paradise
Berkeley is leading the way in edible gardening, according to Sunset's Garden Editor Kathleen Brenzel. Photo: courtesy Sunset Tonight, at Builders Booksource on Berkeley’s Fourth Street, Kathleen Brenzel will introduce the new, ninth, edition of the “Sunset Western Garden Book“, the iconic gardening bible which is in its 80th year. Brenzel, Sunset’s Garden Editor, paused on her busy […]
Berkeley school gardening, cooking programs face cuts
Cooking and gardening programs at three Berkeley elementary schools may face cuts.
Blue Bottle offers consolation to Café Fanny patrons
A Blue Bottle coffee cart set up shop Saturday morning in the parking lot that served the now shuttered Café Fanny. Photo: Aaron Glimme There was some consolation for patrons turning up to Café Fanny this morning for breakfast only to discover it had closed down permanently yesterday: a Blue Bottle cart had set up […]
‘It’s the end of a generation. Fanny has grown up’
Alice Waters prepares to hang a funeral wreath at Café Fanny on its last day after 28 years of servings bowls of café au lait to Berkeley food connoisseurs. Sharon Jones (right), one of the original founders of the cafe, helped Waters. Photos: Tracey Taylor Alice Waters came to Café Fanny Friday morning with a […]
Alice Waters’ Café Fanny in West Berkeley to close
Café Fanny on San Pablo Avenue, which is closing on Friday March 9. Photo: amorimur/Flickr Café Fanny, which is co-owned by Chez Panisse restaurateur Alice Waters, is closing. Tomorrow will be the café’s last day, according to staff at the popular eatery who were only informed of the development today. A senior staff member said the […]
Awards tap Berkeley taste makers for national contest
Good Food Awards Berkeley-based judges: Dafna Kory (photo: Jeffery Kong); Michael Pollan (James Collier) and June Taylor (Leigh Connors) Berkeley’s food mavens will likely be out in force tonight at the Good Food Awards at San Francisco’s Ferry Building and many of the judges for this annual event — sponsored by Seedling Projects and now in […]