Monthly Archives: March 2012

Origen, a farm to fork restaurant

Origen 2826 Telegraph Ave (between Oregon St & Stuart St) Berkeley, CA 94705 Neighborhood: South Berkeley (510) 848-9200 Tuesday through Friday 11am to 11pm lunch 11 to 3pm: dinner from 5:30pm on with a midday menu in-between and Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm … Continue reading

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Damn. I mistook a blip for a new level. My weight’s not 161, it’s 165. It’s crazy how a little measuring device, my bathroom scale, can jerk my emotions around. I’ll keep eating my morning yoghurt and berries, but it’s … Continue reading

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The Berkeley Body

Yesterday I lunched on chicken Milanese at MUA in Oakland. Yummy, but hardly a health food dish. (Chicken Milanese is essentially flattened fried chicken.) MUA is a raucous, warehousy place run by the folks behind two of my all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Blue cheese tasting

This evening we tasted six blue cheeses. Roquefort is a creamy cheese with a fantastic sharp taste; it’s my all-time favorite. Maytag and Pt. Reyes Blue are not far behind; I could not tell them apart. Cambozola (a portmanteau name … Continue reading

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