Berkeley food artisan June Taylor spends an entire year preparing the components that make up her traditional British Christmas cakes.
How to start, and sustain, an artisanal food business
With all her knowledge of working with artisanal food businesses, Susie Wyshak realized she was the perfect person to help others start their own. So she wrote the book.
In case you missed it: Startup Berkeley Forum highlights
Last month, Berkeleyside held its second Local Business Forum, concentrating on “Startup Berkeley” — the strengths and weaknesses of the city for startups. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you just want a quick refresher on the evening, we’ve condensed the two hours into a little more than six minutes of highlights (above). […]
Startup Forum: What does it take to make it in Berkeley?
The evening’s second panel (from left to right): Qeyno Labs’ Kalimah Priforce, MOG’s David Hyman, June Taylor from The Still Room, Stupid Fun Club’s Will Wright and moderator Lance Knobel. All photos: Nancy Rubin The evening’s second panel (from left to right): Qeyno Labs’ Kalimah Priforce, MOG’s David Hyman, June Taylor from The Still Room, […]
It’s marmalade season at June Taylor’s Berkeley business
June Taylor pours hot marmalade preserve into jars at The Still Room in west Berkeley. Photos: Tracey Taylor Berkeleyside recently dropped in on June Taylor at The Still Room, the artisanal jam and preserve business she started in west Berkeley. It’s citrus fruit season and Taylor and her small staff were nose to the grindstone turning Meyer […]
Startup Berkeley: does the past guide a city’s future?
Can Berkeley be part of the business innovation party? Photo: Tracey Taylor For several decades, Berkeley — and the East Bay more generally — has looked longingly at the vibrant enterprise and job creation on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. Why can’t Silicon Valley spread its secret sauce across the Bay? After all, […]
New arrival from Brooklyn joins Startup Berkeley panel
Kalimah Priforce moved his startup from Brooklyn to Berkeley Kalimah Priforce describes himself as “a madman on a mission”. Through his startup Qeyno Labs, Priforce works with local partners and schools to bring technology-enabled career discovery into under-served classrooms, using game-like rewards and mentorship from real-life professionals. Priforce will be joining the panel at Berkeleyside’s Local […]
Announcing: Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012 ‘Startup Berkeley’, Monday March 5, 7-9 pm
Creator of The Sims Will Wright founded his latest company, Stupid Fun Club, in Berkeley Berkeleyside is thrilled to announce that on Monday March 5th we will be hosting the Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012: Startup Berkeley. The Forum’s focus will be the strengths, and weaknesses, of the city of Berkeley for startups. What does it […]
In a jam: June Taylor talks citrus on Martha Stewart TV
June Taylor, Berkeley preserve maker. Photo: Sarah Henry. Berkeley’s very own June Taylor shows the world how to make sweet-and-tart Meyer lemon candy on Martha Stewart’s Citrus Show today. She will also share the recipe for candied Meyer lemon peel and give away some of her organic candied citrus peel. The British-born Taylor runs her […]
Jam maker turns hobby into thriving local business
Dafna Kory at Berkeley’s Local 123 Café. Photo: Sarah Henry. Dafna Kory at Berkeley’s Local 123 Café. Photo: Sarah Henry. Dafna Kory discovered the delights of jalapeňo jam during pre-dinner nibbles at a Thanksgiving gathering. She went out to buy a jar, couldn’t find the mighty spicy condiment anywhere, so she began experimenting with making […]
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 […]
Market Report: A prelude to spring
Today, we are delighted to welcome Romney Steele into the Berkeleyside fold. Romney will be writing a regular report for us all on what’s fresh, in season, and available at our local farmers’ markets and grocers — she will also throw in some suggestions on what we might want to do with it. Early March teases […]