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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

NPR food | Aug 21, 2014

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Posted by NPR Food

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

bay area | Aug 21, 2014

A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

Posted by Jeff Cianci

The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.

10 Ways Farmers Are Saving Water

bay area | Aug 20, 2014

10 Ways Farmers Are Saving Water

Posted by CUESA

As California faces a historic drought, many farmers are relying on groundwater reserves to carry them through the dry season. Pumping groundwater is currently unregulated in California (that could soon change), and drawing on reserves now could cause shortages in the future. Sustainability-minded farmers are looking ahead and using an arsenal of methods to conserve water. Here are just a few.

Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

Civil Eats | Aug 20, 2014

Organic vs. “Organic”: How Much Does Certification Matter?

Posted by Civil Eats

In most cases, even certified organic produce is not pesticide-free. But compared to most conventional produce, it can mean a big step in a less-toxic direction.

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

asian food and drink | Aug 19, 2014

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.

Yummy Supper:  100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 19, 2014

Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore

Posted by Dana Velden

Award-winning food blogger Erin Scott's first cookbook, Yummy Supper, is collection of 100 lush, beautifully photographed recipes that take full advantage of our Bay Area bounty and oh, by the way, just happen to be gluten-free. This is the cookbook that will feed everyone at your table, in all possible ways.

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

beer | Aug 19, 2014

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Posted by NPR Food

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

food banks, hunger, volunteer | Aug 18, 2014

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Posted by NPR Food

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

bay area | Aug 18, 2014

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Posted by NPR Food

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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