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5 Halloween Food Myths Unmasked

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 28, 2014

5 Halloween Food Myths Unmasked

Posted by Anna Mindess

Think you know everything about Halloween? It was not always candy-centric. Are Halloween sadists real? Pumpkins, apples, and candy corn have surprising histories. Find out the truth behind 5 common Halloween food fallacies.

5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

5-Bites Restaurant Roundups | Oct 27, 2014

5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

Posted by Jenny Oh

Need a break from BBQ, or prefer dining on dairy and meat-free cuisine? There's loads of wonderful options in the East Bay, with many restaurants that exclusively serve fine vegan fare in Oakland.

A New Standard for California Olive Oil

bay area | Oct 25, 2014

A New Standard for California Olive Oil

Posted by CUESA

California has taken matters into its own hands to elevate the reputation of domestic olive oil just in time for the fall harvest. Last month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced new standards for the state’s olive oil producers, based on recommendations from the industry’s leaders.

Pop-Up Octoberfest at Petaluma’s Thistle Meats

bay area | Oct 25, 2014

Pop-Up Octoberfest at Petaluma’s Thistle Meats

Posted by Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen

Who's behind Petaluma's newest pop-up? Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen talks with Thistle Meats' owner Molly Best and chef Mark Malicki about the butcher-shop Octoberfest they'll be hosting on Monday, Oct 27.

Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 24, 2014

Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Step up your game for Halloween this year with an array of eerie, menacing treats! Ghastly (but adorable) meringue ghosts and rich chocolate cupcakes slathered with "dirt" and "slimy" (chewy, sweet) worms will appease everyones sweet-tooth. And savory, devilish delights like butternut mummy tarts, cheesy breadstick "bones," deviled egg eyeballs and black spiders, and a vat of ghoulish guacamole will keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Bwah hahaha!

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

books, magazines, newspapers | Oct 23, 2014

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

Posted by NPR Food

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn't you pack your burgers too tight? Two America's Test Kitchen editors explain.

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

bay area | Oct 23, 2014

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Three Southern-style restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

economy and food costs | Oct 22, 2014

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

Posted by NPR Food

Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 22, 2014

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Posted by NPR Food

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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