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Gourds galore at Berkeley’s Monterey Market

Four-year-old Sophia from Berkeley enjoys the pumpkin display outside Monterey Market. All photos: Linda Hemmila By Linda Hemmila It must be fall because there are gourds galore at Monterey Market. For more than 10 years, the fresh produce store on Hopkins Street has offered an astonishing supply of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes stacked for climbing much to the delight of […]

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Slow restaurant finds fast following

Kyle Anderson, executive chef/owner, and Rose Grabow, general manager, of Slow. Photos: Sarah Henry Kyle Anderson opened his first restaurant, Slow, nine months ago. The skinny slip of an eatery resides in an emerging food corridor on University Avenue, home to Chocolatier Blue, eVe Restaurant, OctoberFeast Bakery and New Amsterdam Coffeeshop. (Anderson is an alum […]

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Alice Medrich’s sweet life

Alice Medrich, the author, is best known for her high-end sweets cookbooks devoted to serious bakers and dessert makers, including the bestsellers Pure Dessert and Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate. Alice Medrich, the dessert chef and chocolatier, is best known for her influential and ahead-of-its time shop Cocolat. Medrich ran the […]