Some of the city’s most prominent authors have new books out, including Alice Waters, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan.
UC Berkeley launches center for psychedelic science and education
With $1.25M in seed funding, the new center will conduct research using psychedelics to investigate cognition, perception and emotion and their biological bases in the human brain.
In new book, Michael Pollan explores the underground world of psychedelic drugs
The Berkeley resident, bestselling author and Cal professor talks about his highly praised new work exploring mental health through the underground world of psychedelic drugs.
New podcasts released: Masha Gessen, Alice Dreger, more
Masha Gessen at the Uncharted Ideas Festival in 2015. Listen to her conversation with Lance Knobel on the Uncharted:Berkeley podcast. Photo: Pete Rosos Looking for something good to listen to when driving, working out, walking the dog, or simply lounging on the couch? Berkeleyside has just released five more podcasts of the conversations that took place […]
In new film, Michael Pollan says let’s savor cooking
The new documentary ‘Cooked’ travels the globe as well as to Berkeley, but at its heart the message is simple: cooking is an essential need and pleasure for a balanced life.
UC Berkeley launches minor in food systems studies
For the first time Cal students interested in studying how the food system works can obtain a minor degree in it.
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
The second Berkeley Spark festival was held in 2014 at Civic Center Park. Photo: Darius Wekwerth BERKELEY SPARK FESTIVAL The Berkeley Spark 3.0 Arts and Innovation Festival will bring artisans, innovators and nonprofits to Civic Center Park on Saturday for a community-based, participant-driven event that aims to connect the great East Bay. The festival features local independent […]
5 local cookbooks that will make great holiday gifts
Mention “Berkeleyside Nosh” at Mrs Dalloway’s bookstore and you’ll receive a 10% discount on any of these books!
The Charlie Cart: A little kitchen for every classroom
Inspired by the cowboy Chuck Wagon, the Charlie Cart Project hopes to teach school kids around the country to cook with a little kitchen on wheels.
Michael Pollan, Raj Patel head up new edible course
The new Edible Education 101 class is starting up at UC Berkeley. Now to snag one of those free tickets!
Pollan: We teach kids about sex, why not cooking?
The Berkeley writer talks about his top take-away from learning how to cook, and why he thinks cooking may solve many of our problems.
What’s new in East Bay food, XX
New coffee shop in the Dimond, Ad Hoc chef pop-ups, hot restaurants, and much more fresh East Bay food news.