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Berkeley cook proves gluten-free makes for Yummy Suppers

Berkeley cook proves gluten-free makes for Yummy Suppers

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Serious cooking — and eating — can be deliciously gluten-free. As it can be vegetarian, or vegan, or any other dietary construct you choose to adopt. At the heart of it all is fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. On a recent sunny Sunday in Berkeley, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Erin Scott’s new cookbook, “Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious, & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore,” which celebrates gluten-free foods…

Sacramento nonprofit excels at managing farmers markets

Sacramento nonprofit excels at managing farmers markets

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Management and organization of Certified Farmers Markets can be a challenge, but one Sacramento nonprofit has developed a successful model that’s being replicated all over town. BeMoneySmartUSA — an organization started in 2009 to provide free financial literacy education to youth — stumbled upon a happy partnership that is driving customers to local businesses, preparing young people for jobs, bringing farm-fresh foods to consumers, all while supporting the nonprofit financially. About the…

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Israel’s veggie-centric cuisine defies its carnivorous reputation

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When many people think of Israeli cuisine, their minds shift immediately to freshly fried falafel balls and juicy schwarma meat spinning tantalizingly over heat, both stuffed in a pita and loaded with white sauce. While these tasty foods are certainly staples of Israeli street food, assuming Israeli dinners subsist on these greasy dishes is like believing that Americans fill up on pizza and hot dogs. On a trip to Israel…

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8-year-old mobile app creator cooks up a love of vegetables

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It’s not too unusual for a kid to hate vegetables. So the fact that 7-year-old Nicolas Come didn’t want the creatures on his pizza could have been expected. But Nicolas’ father, Stephane Come (sounds like comb), just couldn’t have a kid who wouldn’t eat vegetables. As a Frenchman and a chef, that would be too much. So he started his campaign to convert Nicolas, the self-proclaimed “pickiest eater on the…