OPENeducation Celebrates Chez Panisse’s Dedication to Edible Education

(Updated 3/28/15:  new information about the San Francisco Diggers and their namesakes from 17th century England.  12/14/16:  fixed broken links) Some birthday parties are enlivened by a clown, a magician, or a karaoke machine. But when an legendary restaurant like Chez Panisse hits 40 in a creative city like Berkeley, California, you can expect something […]

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Pizza Pie Charts: Looking at Pizza Service

Although pizza baking in the San Francisco Bay Area and other locations (e.g., Sunset’s list) has undergone a renaissance in recent years with higher-quality ingredients, improved techniques, and better ovens, I think that the service side of the pizza scene needs some serious work. I’m not talking about the people who take your order or […]

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Ready for a Chocolate Adventure?

Chocolate adventure flavors

(Updated, 11/24/16:  fixed broken links) (Disclosure:  I attended the event at no charge and received various products from the event organizers.) Ever tried a wattleseed chocolate truffles? Or chocolate-laced curry paste with coconut milk? How about chocolate pudding with tapioca pearls and caramelized plantain? If combinations like these get your creative gears turning, the Chocolate […]

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