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The Haydn Project at Freight and Salvage

Nov 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Berkeley / Culture Vulture / East Bay / Good Ideas / Magazine / Travel
IMG_20141110_211808   The bright lights of the marquee over Downtown Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage Theater are usually unconventional: “Learn  Banjo, Ukelele, Asleep at the Wheel Western Swing, One Night Only – The Haydn Project.”… Read more»

Saul’s Deli, a place for delicious comfort

Nov 6, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Berkeley / Culture Vulture / East Bay / Food / Good Ideas / Magazine / Travel
pastrami sandwich by t bet Driving along Shattuck Avenue from North Oakland to North Berkeley I sometimes feel like I am sharing the road with giant Gobstoppers, colorful, uncoordinated balls of saccharine. It’s a… Read more»

Oliveto, Flour, Family, and a Lunar New Year recipe

Jan 29, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Berkeley / East Bay / Food / Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures / Magazine / Marin County / North Bay / Oakland / Recipes / Travel
momos, ready to steam Oliveto is an outpost. Sure, it looks like a restaurant, but it is really more an enclave of food soldiers marching to the beat of boldness. Bob and Maggie… Read more»

Beef in an ideal world, a follow up

True Grass ranchers Last week, after attending the “It’s Complicated” talk about beef at Oliveto, a famous Bay Area Italian restaurant, and going to the International Heirloom Exposition, I’ve got more to… Read more»

Beef and the future of our food

Sep 6, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Berkeley / East Bay / Food / Good Ideas / Ingredients / Kitchen Adventures / Magazine / Mt. Shasta / Travel
cattle pasture in Sonoma in spring Over the summer my travels have taken me to many growing regions of the country – places we depend on for apples, dates, lettuce, table grapes, wine grapes, beef.… Read more»