Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jook – Comfort Food, Chinese Style

Jook, Congee, Rice Porridge = a warm bowl of comfort Sulking at home in today’s pouring rainstorm, I have one craving: a hot bowl of comforting jook. So I bundle up and drive over to the jook capital of Oakland, … Continue reading

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Fresh Filo Dough at Oasis Market – not a mirage

Fresh filo dough makes a world of difference If you think baklava is simply a soggy square of solid sweetness, guess again.  Tasting  baklava made from fresh filo dough – instead of the frozen stuff that comes in a box … Continue reading

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Japanese Bento Boxes – The Mother of All Cute Food

Japanese bento boxes provide children (or adults) with healthy food in pleasing and aesthetic forms. East Bay stores stock tiny vegetable cutters, egg molds and other supplies to make your own cute food lunches. Continue reading

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The Perfect Fish Taco

In Hot Pursuit of the Perfect Fish Taco I am obsessed with Fish Tacos. Like a surfer who is eternally chasing the perfect wave, I feel compelled to top my last experience, no matter how satisfying it was. I am … Continue reading

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Celebrate with your own Moroccan Party

Have a Moroccan party at Berkeley’s Saraha Home Decor, complete with colorful tents, Algerian music, hand-painted henna and home made Moroccan specialties. Continue reading

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