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Block Party Goes to Jack London Square

Shop, eat, and play in Jack London Square.

Build, East Bay Spice Company, Italian Colors, and Others Add Flowers to Food and Drink

You can and should eat the flowers making their way onto your dinner plate and into your highball glass.

Starter Baker Sets off the Kouign-amann Trend

Brian Wood of Starter Bakery introduces Kouign-amann to the Bay Area and launches a trend.

Berkeley's Thai Noodle Offers Great Tea Leaf Salad

Tea isn't just for sipping; you can eat it too, in a tea leaf salad a Thai Noodle, or try it as a savory soup from Numi Organic Tea.

Homestead Does Hip Donuts

Typecast as a plebeian treat for plebeians ever since they first appeared in the English-speaking world, donuts, formerly and still sometimes known as doughnuts, are cheap and easy to make. A squirt of batter, boiling fat: They’re gloriously inglorious. But they’ve come up in the world as chefs in the trendiest shops and restaurants draw on global traditions, top-quality components, and culture-bending East Bay artistry to transform the lowly donut into pricey gleaming golden gourmet beignets, fritters, crullers, cronuts, churros, youtiao, zeppole, twists, filled pillows, and classic rings.

Legal Eats Teaches Culinary Entrepreneurs the Laws on Home Businesses

Legal Eats teaches foodie entrepreneurs the ins and outs of running a home business so they won't be breaking any laws.

Alameda Cheese and Goods Purveyors Give Picnic-Packing Tips

Cheese, wine, bread, snacks, and the just-right containers for a picnic.

Three new books: Afro-Vegan, Explosion Green, and Glitter and Glue

Three new books on cooking, building, and growing up.

Pasta as Comfort Food, from Bellanico to Pizzaiolo

Our favorite comfort foods are often those that we ate as kids. So perhaps it’s no surprise that in the case of pasta—one of the all-time top comfort foods—many of Oakland’s favorite versions can be traced back to an old family recipe. We touched base with a few of the city’s Italian restaurants for the story behind their signature pasta dishes (hint: there are a lot of Italian mothers and grandmothers involved).

Build, East Bay Spice Company, Italian Colors, and Others Add Flowers to Food and Drink

You can and should eat the flowers making their way onto your dinner plate and into your highball glass.