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Berkeley Bites: Alex Hozven and Kevin Farley, Cultured Pickle Shop

Photo: Marian Acquistapace Sour foods really appealed to Alex Hozven as she battled brutal pregnancy-induced nausea with her first son. Nothing unusual there, right? Millions of women crave pickles to combat morning (or all-day) sickness. But Hozven’s obsession with fermented foods didn’t end once her baby was born. Instead, she set out to master making […]

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Berkeley Bites: Ambrocio Hernandez, Mi Tierra Foods

Ambrocio Hernandez. Photo: Sarah Henry. San Francisco has the Mission District and Oakland boasts International Boulevard. In Berkeley, when it comes to Mexican grocery goods, Mi Tierra Foods is the go-to place for fresh tamales, both powdered and fresh masa, and multi-colored pinatas. Ambrocio Hernandez, originally from Michoacan, Mexico, manages his cousin’s Latin American specialty […]

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Berkeley Bites: Anchalee Natasiri

Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing. Anchalee Natasiri co-owns Anchalee Thai Cuisine restaurant with her chef-husband Chuck Natasiri. Since late 2007, the couple has served up classic Thai […]

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Berkeley Bites: Novella Carpenter

Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing. Novella Carpenter grows greens and raises rabbits, goats, chickens, and bees on a dead-end street in the ghetto. The dumpster diver and […]