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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

food art, writing, music, dance | Apr 16, 2014

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Posted by NPR Food

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

5-Bites Restaurant Roundups | Apr 15, 2014

5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

Posted by Jenny Oh

Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

health and nutrition | Apr 15, 2014

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Posted by NPR Food

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

bay area | Apr 14, 2014

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

Posted by Sarah Henry

Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle's Food Section? Read Sarah Henry's Q&A to find out.

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

books, magazines, newspapers | Apr 12, 2014

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

Posted by NPR Food

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.

This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

baking and bakeries | Apr 11, 2014

This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

Posted by Kate Williams

Homemade matzo isn't complicated, but it does come with a set of rules for keeping it kosher. Want to try making it for Passover this year? Kate Williams will show you how.

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong

books, magazines, newspapers | Apr 11, 2014

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong

Posted by NPR Food

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Apr 10, 2014

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don't have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

holidays and traditions | Apr 09, 2014

Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Posted by NPR Food

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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