The old Black Oak Books building on Shattuck has been converted into a pop-up art exhibit for the month of October, curated by Berkeley artist Deb Durant. This is a piece by Jess Parker of porcelain leaves. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel When Berkeley artist Deb Durant thought about how to celebrate her 50th birthday, she decided […]
Berkeley’s alternative food programs and businesses in the spotlight on a food soverignty tour co-hosted by Bay Area Green Tours Saturday.
In the kitchen with Josh Thomsen. Photo courtesy StarChefs.com. Josh Thomsen knew from a young age that he wanted to be a chef and credits his late father, Jerry, for sparking his culinary interest. His dad would put in a long day as a stockbroker, come home, go to the market, and then cook up […]
Amy Murray moved to Berkeley and opened Venus Restaurant on Shattuck Avenue in 2000. The restaurant began serving up seasonable, organic, sustainable California cuisine with worldly accents — which was something of a novelty back then. A nice nod early on by Kim Severson, then a restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, now at the New […]
Berkeleysiders interested in food and farming may find themselves torn between two edible events being held downtown — or bouncing between both this Thursday. The Earth Island Institute and VegNews Magazine host a hot-topic debate: “Can You Be a ‘Good Environmentalist’ and Still Eat Meat?” In one corner, Nicolette Hahn Niman, a Marin rancher and […]
Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing. Kyle Cornforth packed up her family last summer and headed to the outskirts of Chiang Mai to spend a year as the […]