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Beer, tongue and pickles: Food makers win awards

Three Berkeley artisan food producers emerged victorious at the inaugural Good Food Awards which were presented at San Francisco’s Ferry Building on January 14. The awards celebrate food purveyors who marry great flavor with responsible food production and are divided into seven categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles and preserves. In the pickles section, […]

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June Taylor’s way with fruit: esoteric, steeped in history

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 figs, and Santa Rosa plums, but also because she cooks […]

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Berkeley Bites: Alex Hozven and Kevin Farley, Cultured Pickle Shop

Sour foods really appealed to Alex Hozven as she battled brutal pregnancy-induced nausea with her first son. Nothing unusual there, right? Millions of women crave pickles to combat morning (or all-day) sickness. But Hozven’s obsession with fermented foods didn’t end once her baby was born. Instead, she set out to master making naturally fermented foods […]