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Locally Grown: Spoonbar Chef Sees The Need For F.E.E.D.

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 02.04.2017 | Taste
Julie Ann Fineman

Mother Nature has favored mankind with immeasurable resources, and brilliant scientists have favored us with landmark discoveries. So it's a mystery why the most important aspects of life are so often overlooked. Our health, for instance.

Alice Waters: 'We Are Digesting Values' When We Eat

Alain Elkann | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Alain Elkann

The way to solve problems is through food. I believe that the whole world has to be educated. Every decision we make is a very political decision. If we change the way we eat, we will have tremendous effect.

50 Years Later, Berkeley Still An Oasis

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Nancy Graham Holm

It's Wednesday morning at the North Berkeley Senior Center and twangs of country music might make you think you're in a friendly down-home bar in Texas.

The National Park Service Tells an Oyster Farm to Shuck Off

David Sheff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
David Sheff

The highest court was the last hope for Drake Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) to stay in business; after almost a decade of political and legal wrangling, the family-run farm has been evicted from its home of 70 years.

Our Favorite Recipes from The Edible Schoolyard

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom in Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

Alice Waters On Simple Food, The Future Of Chez Panisse, And Dinner With Jay Z

Epicurious | Posted 01.08.2014 | Taste

Alice Waters has shaped our food culture, our restaurants, our home kitchens, and even our gardens for more than four decades.

Judy Wicks Threatens to Give Business a Good Name

John Locke Goss | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
John Locke Goss

I was recently invited into the cozy Philadelphia row home of one of the great entrepreneurial minds and hearts of my generation. By almost any measur...

Alice Waters Makes Salad Dressing at My House

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I had Alice Waters over to my house for dinner, there was just one thing I wanted from her: to learn how to make real restaurant-style salad dressing the way she makes it. I needed to know the secret!

Meatless Monday: No Labels, All Heart -- Mollie Katzen and 'The Heart of the Plate'

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Mollie Katzen, author of the beloved "The Moosewood Cookbook," that 1970s volume that defined (and fed) a generation, didn't invent vegetarianism. She...

11 Chefs Changing the Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Each of these 11 chefs is a pioneer in the sustainability movement. Let their food philosophies serve as an inspiration for your own Independence Day festivities!

Chez Panisse's Salty General Contractor on Why He Was the Only Man for the Job

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.28.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

The rebuild of Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant after a devastating spring fire owes a lot to Gene DeSmidt, the general contractor responsible for the icon's comeback.

Meatless Monday: What's For School Lunch?

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

I remember school cafeteria food -- with a certain amount of horror -- but not actually eating it. What I remember was our lunch lady cashier, who was huge and mustached and who scared the bejesus out of me. Once, as I paid for lunch, I dropped a coin into my spaghetti.

Lemons Are My Passion, and Our Trees Are in Peril!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When I first moved to California, I marveled at the fact that I had a lemon tree in my backyard. As a sometime chef, I consider lemons the prime secret ingredient making most dishes sing-and-zing with flavor.

8 Restaurant Game-Changers in the Bay Area

Zagat | Posted 10.24.2012 | San Francisco

Alice Waters didn't set out to start a revolution. When the former Montessori teacher and Francophile opened up her Craftsman bungalow in 1971, she just wanted to offer a convivial place to break bread like the places she admired in Europe.

Robin Wilkey

Cafe Fanny Controversy: Did Alice Waters Lie To Employees About Severance? | Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.22.2012 | San Francisco

On March 9, Cafe Fanny, the extremely popular Berkeley bistro run by celebrity restaurateur Alice Waters, unexpectedly closed its doors. As with m...

WATCH: Member Of The Chez Panisse Empire Closes After 28 Years

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.12.2012 | San Francisco

Friday was a sad day in Berkeley when, after 28 years, Alice Waters' Cafe Fanny permanently closed its doors. According Inside Scoop, the restaurant w...

Pollan Bashes Country's Top Restaurant, Praises Chipotle

Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

For the most part, sustainable food guru Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma etc., makes pronouncements on the broadest contours of the food ...

Why We Love The Mother Of The Organic Food Movement

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Chefs We Love is a Valentine's Day tribute to those who have done great work in the culinary world -- to those who inspire us to not only eat well, bu...

Allegra McEvedy's Bought, Borrowed & Stolen

Regina Varolli | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Regina Varolli

Chef Allegra McEvedy loves her knives, all 100 of them, each with a story to tell. Though it's hard to say what she likes more: her vast collection of knives or her world travels on which she collects these specimens of international chefdom.

Robin Wilkey

The Tables Have Turned: Inside San Francisco's New Food Movement | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In 2005, a frustrated chef, Oakland's Daniel Patterson, wrote an article for The New York Times. The piece was a risky, exasperated c...

SPAM Pie and Other Cooking Competition Winners

Anneli Rufus | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Cooking contests not only make great reality TV. They also inspire creativity, attract publicity, and potentially raise money for charities while celebrating local products, industries and cuisine.

Changing the World -- One Foodie at a Time

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

The world may be going through a rough financial time, but if we all pull together, we can still find ways to cooperate and enjoy the most basic of human joys, the joy of taste!

PHOTOS: California Celebrates 40 Years Of Chez Panisse

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.05.2011 | San Francisco

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse restaurant, founder Alice Waters and her Chez Panisse Foundation (soon to be called the Edible Schoo...

Why Alice Matters: The Book Of Chez Panisse

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.25.2011 | San Francisco
Robin Wilkey

Waters's influence on how America approaches food, farming and cooking is indisputable. Cynicism is easy and creates nothing new. But an entire industry has changed thanks to Chez Panisse.

Robin Wilkey

Alice Waters On Her Next Project, Favorite Foods And 40 Years Of Chez Panisse | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

Who: The great Alice Waters: the chef, author, mother, farmer, food justice ambassador and founder of Berkeley restaurant, Chez Panisse, who has chang...