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Plum Gorgeous: Celebrating the deliciousness of fruit

Almond meringue with rose cream and red currants. All photos: Sara Remington Romney Steele’s new book, Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard, showcases the romance and beauty of fruit. Steele, an occasional contributor to Berkeleyside, is a writer, cook, artist and food stylist. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Lolly Fassett, creators of Nepenthe Restaurant […]

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Meet Romney Steele today at My Nepenthe signing

Berkeleyside contributing writer Romney Steele will be signing her book “My Nepenthe” today from noon to 3pm at Nathan & Co on Piedmont Avenue. In “My Nepenthe”, Romney chronicles the colorful back story of Nepenthe, the celebrated Big Sur restaurant which her family owned, including the unorthodox life they lived and the eclectic community they cultivated. […]

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Market Report: Strawberries

By Romney Steele A strawberry day: California is the leading grower of strawberries nationwide and, according to the California Strawberry Commission, they grow year round in our sunny state. Certainly they do, but if you’re looking for locally grown, organic or unsprayed strawberries (which I recommend), the season is right about now. In fact, a […]