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Food & Drink

Taste of Tehran

French pastry launched Attar’s life in food in her native Iran, as the owner of one of the first French pastry shops in Tehran in the late 1970s.

Saffron and Soul

It’s not nice to assume that you will hate a restaurant you haven’t yet visited, especially if it’s beautiful and friendly and you are soon to learn firsthand that it serves the best freaking meatballs you have ever eaten in your life—and you have eaten many, many meatballs.

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Been to Tomatina lately? It’s worth revisiting.

Ethnic Treat

Papaya Salad at Vanessa’s Bistro

Taste of the Town

Old Oakland Welcomes Italian Home Cooking to the Neighborhood

Tempting Tastes

As a food-obsessed, East Bay resident for almost 30 years, I thought I knew all the juicy details of the savory stretch often called the Gourmet Ghetto.

Bagels: They’re Hot, Hot, Hot!

A recent flock of migrating East Coasters were shocked to find that what passes for a bagel in our Bay Area food mecca is merely a flabby, steamed roll with a hole in it.

Ask the Chef: James Syhabout

Nothing gets the Bay Area food scene salivating like a closed restaurant and an available Michelin-starred chef.

Taste of the Town

Old Oakland Welcomes Italian Home Cooking to the Neighborhood

Return to Tomatina

Been to Tomatina lately? It’s worth revisiting.