Sushi Party

Sushi Party

Temaki family style

(May 25, 2017) Sushi was not always such high-brow cuisine. In the 1800s, sushi street vendors were the taco trucks of Edo (now Tokyo), hawking fish and rice preserved with the vinegar from...

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High on the Hog

(May 18, 2017) Back when I lived in Brooklyn, shopping "locally" was a real problem. I made the effort to eat organically and locally, but it proved prohibitively difficult. There was no supermarket...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Stay-cation eating

(May 11, 2017) Deep Dish Diplomacy Hey, Australia. Are we good? We had a weird phone call followed by a weird meeting and now it's awkward. But look, we made your favorite: meat...

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Humboldt on Tap

Two for the road

(May 4, 2017) We're stronger together. Families know it, unions know it and, in Crescent City, the brewers swear by it. After swiftly raising their local brewery count from zero to two, Crescent...

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Going Kamado

Tri-tip on a ceramic grill

(April 27, 2017) Two years with my kamado grill and I'm still in love. For those not familiar with the kamado style grill, it's usually ceramic and shaped like a big egg standing...

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A Hearty Belgian Mash

From community garden to table

(April 20, 2017) I learned as much about growing cabbage, corn and zucchini as I did about my neighbors while volunteering at the Happy Forever Community Garden in Berkeley 10 years ago. Calling...

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Dinner with an Old Friend

Fried rice with Chinese sausage

(April 13, 2017) Short of a meal with an old friend, cooking a recipe from an old friend is the next best thing. A couple of weeks ago, I called Hoa, whom...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Praise cheeses, hallelujah

(April 6, 2017) Date (and Bacon) Night We initially missed the bar tucked away in the back of the Diver Bar and Grill (2830 F St., Eureka) and despite the name and the...

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Scone Away from Home

A cure for food culture shock

(March 30, 2017) As a 20-year-old, I took a year off from the sunny, politically charged campus of Berkeley to study abroad. Considering myself a quasi-intellectual, I chose a country known for it's...

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Humboldt on Tap

Yes we can

(March 23, 2017) Adam Satrom reaches a gloved hand toward the ranks of empty beer cans waiting beside him. Checking for tiny defects that could spoil a good seal, he sets four,...

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Winter Simmer

Turkish, Iranian and Russian-Jewish soups

(March 16, 2017) Are you tired of talking about the weather? If so, dear reader, I apologise because I really can't avoid it if I am going to write about soup. As I...

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Locally Delicious Guidebook Drops

(May 11, 2017) The mantra of "eat local," isn’t just hipster folly — it's a critically important act of resistance against the corporate takeover of our diets, our bodies and our health....

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Deep Dish Diplomacy

(May 10, 2017) Hey, Australia. Are we good? We had a weird phone call followed by a weird meeting and now it's awkward. But look, we made your favorite: meat pies! For...

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Pressed for Cuban Sandwiches

(May 3, 2017) The plot twists and sudden shifts of international politics have never come at us with such breakneck speed. Sure, you can hop a flight to Cuba now but who...

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