food

4:42pm

Wed April 8, 2015
Food

Bay Area falafel shop hop

Leila Sfeir makes Lebanese falafel sandwichCourtesy: Cindy Carpien

To many Americans, Falafel is a fried ball of mashed up garbanzo beans that you can put in a sandwich. But to me, falafel reminds me of where I’m from – Sudan. Until recently, I thought there was really only one way to make it. But it turns out, there are many ways to fry a falafel, depending on where you’re from – and of course, everyone thinks their way is best. So I headed out around the Bay on a falafel shop hop.

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6:52am

Thu April 2, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Inflection Point: The grit required of women in the restaurant business

Tanya Holland

What does it take for women to succeed in the restaurant business in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most competitive restaurant markets in the country? In a $683 billion industry across the US, less than 5% of restaurant owners and chefs are women.

Meet Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA and Ann Wheat of Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco--named the number one vegan restaurant in the world. The grit required of women to succeed in the restaurant business.

That's our inflection point.

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6:04pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Fear and Eating in Fukushima

Fukushima produce and farmers' faces at Yokubenimaru supermarket, Fukushima City
Ali Budner

We are no strangers to earthquakes here in the Bay Area. But there’s been nothing in recent memory to match the 9.0 quake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011.  

The quake set off a deadly tsunami and was so powerful that it shifted the earth’s axis by several inches.

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8:07am

Fri January 30, 2015
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: Who's responsible for food (in)security?

The number of chronically hungry people in the world is over 800 million, yet developed countries are facing health challenges from rising rates of obesity. The growing problems of food security and water scarcity seem an issue of distribution rather than availability. But other factors also influence the status of food and water security worldwide. So where does the problem with food and water security lie? Do developed countries – or any other entities or individuals – have any moral obligations to ensure a global network of water and food security?

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12:00am

Wed December 10, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How can we use the holidays to redefine our relationship to food?

On the December 10th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation eco-chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry about his new book Afro-Vegan. Terry wants to us to use the holiday season to talk about building a healthy, ethical and sustainable food system for all. Many Americans over-eat during the holidays, while one in five households struggle with hunger. How can we ensure that nourishing foods are a universal right, not a privilege? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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