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Radicchio Makes a Great Caesar

Follow the recipe of Marc Baltes of Boot and Shoe for a fine fall and early winter salad.

What’s Hot, And What’s Not

Bacon-wrapped whatever? That’s so 2010. Today’s culinary buzz is reserved for cephalapods, high-end Mexican, cold-brewed coffee, sour beers, seaweed, and burgers, natch.

Sequoia Diner Gains Fans in the Laurel

The Full House Cafe is gone, but the new diner that has set up shop is making a splash in the neighborhood.

The Best in East Bay Packaged Foods

From crunchy kale chips and puckery pickles to fiery sauces and artisan sweets, specialty foods are once again flourishing locally.

Mead Kitchen Revives an Out-of-Favor Drink

There’s no cutting corners for Daniel Cook, whose Mead Kitchen is giving new life to an ancient drink.

Bacano Bakery's Wonders Without Wheat

Laverne Matias turns to ancient grains for his wares.

Cuong Pham Elevates Humble Fish Sauce

Haunted by the staple of his youth, Cuong Pham gives up IT consulting to perfect his Red Boat Fish Sauce.

Changes at Rivoli, and More

Rivoli adds a new chef, plus we visit Millennium, Homestead, Sushi House, and Max’s Diner and Bar.

Just What the Elmwood Ordered

The Advocate brings upscale Cal-Med dining with its own slant to the neighborhood.

Cafe Romanat Shares a Coffee Ritual

In Ethiopia, coffee lovers savor the bounty of their country with an elaborate to-do that also occurs in Oakland cafes.