Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thai Lunch Lesson – Recipe for a spicy debate

At a Thai cooking class, students are divided by their tolerance for spicy food. Recipe for Thai Shrimp soup, Tom Yum Goong is included. Continue reading

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Japanese Tea room is hidden gem in Rockridge Jewelry Shop

EXCERPT: A moment of Zen tranquility in an unlikely spot – Oakland’s Itsy Bitsy Jewelry shop now houses a Japanese tearoom to study the way of tea. Continue reading

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Seedy is a Good Thing for German Breads

Germans are justly proud of their traditional dense, moist and chewy breads which come in hundreds of varieties made of whole wheat, rye, oat, spelt, buckwheat, linseed or millet, often mixed with sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, or poppy seeds. Now available in the East Bay from two purveyors. Continue reading

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La Fleur De Lyon caters to the East Bay’s Francophilia

French Chef’s Pastries Conceal Secrets in their Crust You may have noticed the charming Frenchman with his trademark knotted scarf at the Grand Lake or Montclair Farmers’ Market, chatting in a melodious French accent with loyal customers as they procure … Continue reading

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Sake Secrets Spilled at Takara Sake

Berkeley’s Takara Sake Tasting room and Sake museum will educate your palate about different types of sake and enlighten you about the history of its production. Continue reading

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Taste Afghan Food in Fremont’s Little Kabul

Fremont Boulevard is home to “Little Kabul” – with restaurants and markets catering to the largest population of Afghans in the U.S. Try Quabli Pallow at Salang Pass or chunky kabobs and freshly made bolani at De Afghanan Kabob House. Continue reading

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