Eduardo Morell of Morell’s Bread bakes in a wood-fire oven in Marin and brings his loaves back to Berkeley to sell.
Author Michael Pollan teams up with artist Maira Kalman — and several reader/eaters — in the new edition of “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.”
Food Day, on October 24th, will highlight the good, bad, and ugly of the way we consume food in this country.
The Edible Schoolyard display in Maiden Lane in San Francisco on Thursday. Photo: Queena Kim/Bay Citizen The next few days in Berkeley will be all about Alice. You know, Alice Waters. Forty years ago, on August 28, 1971, she opened Chez Panisse in a small shingled building on Shattuck Avenue. The inaugural dinner consisted of […]
Nikki Henderson: an unapologetic activist. Photo: Rick Gilbert People seem to have an insatiable appetite for food matters right now. Case in point: the public tickets for Edible Education 101 at UC Berkeley were snapped up in 12 minutes on Monday, according to a tweet from Alice Waters, who played a key role in bringing […]
Michael Pollan. Photo: Ken Light When word leaked out in the spring that Michael Pollan would be co-teaching a class on the rise and future of the food movement, students at UC Berkeley rushed to sign up. The 10-week, two-unit course was filled minutes after it was listed online. Now, the general community has a […]
Aaron Rocchino preparing duck. Photo: Monica Rocchino Chez Panisse chef Aaron Rocchino and his wife Monica are bringing artisan meat to the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto with the opening this summer of The Local Butcher Shop on Cedar Street in the old Red Hanger Kleaners space. “We think there’s a void in the market […]
Raj Patel (left) is fêted by Bill Schechner at the recent Berkeley Public Library Foundation's Annual Authors Dinner. Photo: Richard Friedman Raj Patel is a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, an honorary research fellow at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and a […]
Michael Pollan: hunting for healthy eating ideas. “The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.” “Stop before you’re full.” “Don’t buy cereals that change the color of the milk.” These are just some of the many tips that Berkeley author Michael Pollan included in his compact book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, which contained 64 […]
Chez Panisse will be 40 years old this summer, and there are certain to be all sorts of food-related events to celebrate the anniversary. For example, there are whispers that Michael Pollan will be giving a series of lectures on food that is open to both students and the public. Leah Garchik, a columnist for […]
Here’s a notion that hardly seems radical: longtime Berkeley resident Dr. Preston Maring thinks physicians should prescribe healthy eating along with dispensing drugs to their patients. Maring, Associate Physician-in-Chief at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, believes doctors should also walk the walk about the preventive health benefits of sound nutrition. He’s so committed […]
Foodoodles author John Harris. Photo: Andrea Young One of the undoubted pleasures of living in the Bay Area is being able to enjoy the fruits of its pioneering food movement — whether it’s savoring the freshest, sweetest organically grown peach or dining at restaurants where sustainability and relationships with producers are taken seriously. But there’s […]