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Nosh on the Town: Crixa Cakes in South Berkeley
Come along with Nosh as we explore East Bay restaurants in photographs. This week we focus on Crixa Cakes in South Berkeley.
June Taylor’s way with fruit: esoteric, steeped in history
June Taylor in her Still-Room. All photos by Sarah Henry. June Taylor crafts the kind of conserves and fruit confections that make food writers swoon. Case in point: Amanda Hesser’s description of Taylor’s preserves. “They are unlike any commercial preserves, not simply because she uses esoteric — virtually all organic — fruits like bergamots, kadota […]
Inside the mind of an (anonymous) yarn bomber
Post with knitted cover by Streetcolor on Fourth Street. Photo: Streetcolor. Berkeleyside has been following the city’s yarn bombing movement since May when KnittaPlease conducted a stealth knitting operation on a piece of public art on the Berkeley-Oakland border. Another anonymous graffiti knitter, Streetcolor, has emerged more recently and focuses on covering sign- and lamp-posts, mostly […]
In Berkeley: The search for the perfect eclair
By Jane Stillwater Recently I met a doctor who told me, “The first thing that I do when I get a new patient is to take him entirely off gluten and dairy for a month. And chances are good that, if the patient takes my advice, whatever symptoms he has will improve.” I also read […]
Berkeley Bites: Marc Rumminger
Engineer Marc Rumminger grew up in Michigan on a then-typical Midwestern diet: casseroles, canned soup and jello. When he moved to Berkeley for graduate school his culinary world expanded and he became an avid home cook. Rumminger experimented with Asian flavors, particularly Indian cuisine, and he immersed himself in pressing food issues, including the concept […]