My article on Curbside Creamery also mentions what else there is to eat in the uberhip Temescal Alley in my 'hood.
This is the second time I've covered cooking camps for kids in my Organic Epicure column. While they all have been different, this one was for the serious foodies. Watching kids help filet a halibut was impressive indeed.
I could not have imagined the outrageous comments this article would receive. But this is Berkeley afterall...
It's easy to figure out why Jell-O has fallen out of favor, as it definitely falls into the "food-like substance" category and not real food. Yet it was sure fun to talk to this culinary historian about its history and learn more about it.
My friend Carle tipped me off to this tool created by Berkeley's Ecology Center to help people find farmers' markets. Pretty cool.
The headline says it all. A straight man tells his partner that he is not the marrying kind. She's fine with that, for over 30 years, until one day...he proposes. A truly great story.
Every once in awhile, you hear about a kid that is really doing something amazing. Zeke Gerwein is such a kid. For the second summer in a row, he's spending his entire summer riding his bike an enormous distance to raise awareness about climate change. Read more here.
I loved a lot of things about interviewing Markel and De'mario. My favorite quote in the story was "What's wrong with this cat? It's as if he drank too many Red Bulls." Adorbs.
I don't know how Betty Newman managed to come up with column ideas for 12 years of a weekly column. Good for her.
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.