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Produce & Meat

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.
November 29, 2015

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.
November 27, 2015

Seek Out Meyers From Guru Ram Das Orchards

Meyer lemons go great in cocktails like the Bee’s Knees at Adesso.
November 13, 2015

Food Finds in Oakland’s Chinatown

Walk the streets of Chinatown to discover a world of delicious items and experiences, ranging from preserved egg porridge and dumplings to cultural tasting tours and cooking classes.
November 04, 2015

Fall for Rome Beauty Apples

Drought, heat, and topsy-turvy weather create interesting conditions for late-season apples.
October 16, 2015

Clove & Hoof Does Dinner Now

An upscale butchery and restaurant on the Broadway corridor of East Temescal expands hours to bring dinner to the meat-oriented masses, though includes plenty of meatless side dishes.
October 16, 2015

La Tercera Produce Does it the Hard Way

Annabelle Lenderink grows great produce, including some eaters may not be familiar with. This time of year she recommends haricot violets, or purple beans.
September 05, 2015

Time for Summer Squash

An abundant sign of the season, summer squash is loved for its versatility and ability to fit in.
July 29, 2015

Peas Signal Spring for Pizzaiolo Chefs

For some, English or shelling peas are a banal relic of youth, better remembered than eaten. For others, they are spring’s calling card, gently assert its sweetness with its crisp pop in the mouth.
May 08, 2015