Monthly Archives: May 2011


Slice a squash in two and scoop out the goop. Put the halves in a glass dish and drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and zap it in the microwave for … Continue reading

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Warehouse wine tasting

Dashe Cellars 55 4th Street Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 452-1800 Tastings Thursday – Sunday 12pm to 6pm Mondays by appointment only. Driving back from East Bay Restaurant Supply near Oakland’s produce district, we noticed a winery-in-a-warehouse abuzz with people. Inside, … Continue reading

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Noodle Theory

Noodle Theory 6099 Claremont Ave Oakland, CA 94620 (510) 595-6988 Mon, Wed-Sun 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Mon, Wed-Sun 5 pm – 9:30 pm Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu We were off to a great start with the Goat Cheese and Yau … Continue reading

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My favorite Berkeley restaurant

CLOSED Owner retired. Sob. O Chamé 1830 4th St Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 841-8783 Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 3 pm Mon-Thu, Sun 5:30 pm – 9 pm Fri-Sat 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Menu Yesterday afternoon some old and dear friends called … Continue reading

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Berkeley Farmers Market

The Ecology Center hosts four weekly Farmers’ Markets in Berkeley and Albany. There are heaps of beautiful fresh produce at reasonable prices. Asparagus and baby lettuces were $4 a pound today. Organic fava beans were $2 a pound; avocados, $2 … Continue reading

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Rah Rah Renee

Renee’s Place 1477 Solano Avenue Albany, CA 94706 (510) 525-2330 Open 7 Days a Week 11:30am–3pm, 5pm–9:30pm My family’s biased about Renee’s Place, the contemporary Honk Kong Chinese bistro on Solano: We’ve eaten there hundreds times over the last twenty … Continue reading

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Food preferences?

Hi everyone, Just checking in really quickly on food allergies. We already heard from Shel that she is vegan, and I know a few more of you are veggies, so let us know what you can/can’t eat, so we can … Continue reading

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Fat apples, fat pears

All fat is not created equal. Some of us are shaped like apples: big around the middle. Others of us are more like pears: big in the butt. Pear people live longer than apple people. Some scientists think it’s because … Continue reading

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Fructose is poison

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was first refined in a lab in Japan in 1966. Because it’s cheap and makes food taste good, alarming amounts of HFCS have found their way into most processed foods. It’s in most bread. It’s … Continue reading

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Eating Ethnic

Taqueria La Familia 2971 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705-1808 (510) 548-3420 Mon-Sat 11 am – 8:30 pm Following Michael Pollan’s Food Rules is a snap at authentic ethnic restaurants. They serve real food made from honest ingredients, a variety of … Continue reading

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