Monthly Archives: December 2010

Quenching the Thirst of West Oakland’s Food Desert

By Emily Mann Imagine you are stranded in a desert: without access to water and food, surrounded by vast emptiness with only the barest forms of sustained life, isolated from what lies beyond, and without hope of an exit. This … Continue reading

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Collective bears fruit with storefront opening

By Ian Schragg Amidst pouring rain and a thunderstorm during the evening of Nov. 20, members and volunteers of the Berkeley Student Food Collective (BSFC) set up for their second annual Harvest Gala at the David Brower Center downtown to … Continue reading

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A Stormy Weather Delight

By Alejandra Sanchez It had been cut open, its blazing amber colored flesh exposed, highlighted amongst the muted green. Its color was the very essence of fall and fit perfectly in the basket with the persimmons and pumpkins. Banana Squash. … Continue reading

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An Endeavour in Meat Alternatives

By Sam Koch Before coming to Berkeley, I had always been a choosy eater. Choosy, in this case, refers to the many times I would go out with my friends to eat and order chicken strips off the kids menu … Continue reading

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Traditional food meets the modern food movement.

By Ellina Chulpaeff Harmonious voices resonate through the room, creating an atmosphere of cheer and delight. The sweet aroma of warm pumpkin bread and gooey frosting fills the air. Hot plates and slow-cookers are constantly brought out, in an attempt … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner? Vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, or omnivorous eating styles

I couldn’t believe my eyes. There I was, standing in the middle of the dining hall chaos at 6:30pm and frantically trying to figure out what to eat, when I noticed the vegan menu for the night: Turkey links and eggs. Continue reading

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Living La Vida Local

Spread out across the table was a variety of produce including persimmons, various apples, and an oddly shaped brown and orange colored object. “It’s a humongous butternut squash,” Asali Echols tells me as I continued to stare quizzically at the … Continue reading

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More reasons to eat chocolate!

The Xocolate Bar is a true gem located on a quiet part of Solano Avenue. The owners, Malena and Clive, are worldly artists who began making chocolates five years ago. They embrace the concept of edible art by creating inspired, … Continue reading

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Dining in or Dining Out?

Which is healthier for my body, my relationships, and my diet? By Winnie Chan Everywhere around me, I heard people chatting in different languages with the people at their table, I smelled the sensual aroma of cooked food, and I … Continue reading

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Beating Depression with Food

By Giovanni P. It is not a secret that diet and nutrition are two of the most important factors in body chemistry—food is the source of all of the nutrients required by the body to perform all biochemical processes to … Continue reading

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