Homemade Silver Pin Noodles

Homemade Silver Pin Noodles

A childhood favorite to make with the kids

(June 14, 2018) There are many recipes for handmade Chinese silver pin noodles, sometimes called needle noodles or yin zhen fen. However my favorite is the one my grandma used to make...

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Hum Plate Roundup

How the sausage is made and reviewed

(June 7, 2018) Since we're sharing the sausage-making of journalism this week (mmm, sausage), let's clear up a few frequently asked questions about the Hum Plate column. Why are all the reviews...

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Crab Sandwich with a View

(June 1, 2018) When the day opens up with blue skies, warm breezes and sunshine on the calm waters of Humboldt Bay, nothing could be better than heading out to King Salmon,...

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Chicken Asparagus Salad for One

Treat yourself — even with leftovers

(May 31, 2018) It's asparagus time. Years ago I planted asparagus crowns in the Berkeley community garden where I volunteered. There I learned the storage roots and rhizome of the 1-year-old Asparagus officinalis...

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New Tricks

Five Eleven's chef on the line at Kyoto

(May 24, 2018) In the wake of a lunch rush, prep at Masaki's Kyoto Japanese Restaurant starts anew. Pop music plays as the staff slingshots back and forth behind the counter in the...

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Yaass, Kouign-amann

(May 19, 2018) A few years ago, the kouign-amann (pronounced "queen ahmahn") stumped the contestants on The Great British Baking Show, causing a dramatic series of light frowns and polite head scratching....

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Jerk Chicken on the Plaza

(May 12, 2018) There are those who hit the Arcata Farmers Market as the first pop-up tents are snapping into place, stuffing their canvas bags with the week's produce and heading home...

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A Pie to Take with You

Sweet memories and family traditions at the Ferndale Museum

(May 10, 2018) Family traditions are a fine thing, except when they're inconvenient, outdated, unappreciated, annoying or molded in gelatin. Which is to say one or two family traditions are a fine thing,...

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Game for Indonesian Vegetable Scramble

Orak arik and a round of Risk

(May 3, 2018) When people learn I am a food writer, sooner or later, they ask me about writing a cookbook: Have I done it or thought about doing it or am I...

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Meals to Seek Refuge In

April's Hum Plate roundup

(April 26, 2018) Party in a crepe As you circle the hors d'oeuvre tables and snatch deviled eggs and skewered shrimp from passing servers at parties and openings, spare a thought for...

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Party in a Crepe

(April 25, 2018) As you circle the hors d'oeuvre tables and snatch deviled eggs and skewered shrimp from passing servers at parties and openings, spare a thought for our introverted friends missing...

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Photos from the Oyster Festivities

(June 19, 2018) Thousands of attendees consumed tens of thousands of oysters at the 28th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival on Saturday. The traditional event featured the usual long lines at the...

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Oyster Fest Winners

(June 16, 2018) By 10:15 a.m., parking was scarce, revelers were flowing onto the plaza and the first entries for Best Raw Oyster at the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival were teetering toward...

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Crab Sandwich with a View

(June 1, 2018) When the day opens up with blue skies, warm breezes and sunshine on the calm waters of Humboldt Bay, nothing could be better than heading out to King Salmon,...

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