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California Food News

From re-introducing ancient crops to understanding the ecological benefits of working landscapes in California, these recent food and agriculture stories should not be missed. Ranching Cattle in California It may …

Take a Moment for Millets

You may not have heard much about millets yet. But a team of UC Berkeley scientists and California farmers is working hard to change that. They say the time for …

Take a Second for Sorghum

Sorghum is a gluten-free ingredient with high fiber and healthy nutrients. The world’s fifth most popular cereal crop was traditionally considered animal feed in the United States. But this cereal …

News You May Have Missed

From professional advice for photographing pollinators to understanding how conservation agriculture is changing farming methods, here are just a few recent UC Food Observer stories to start your work week. …

October is National Cookbook Month

A “cookbook” is described by Oxford Dictionaries as a “book containing recipes and other information about the preparation and cooking of food.” But the best cookbooks always seem to be …

Podcasts We Love: Part 1

One of the miracles of the digital age is the ease with which people can produce podcasts. There’s an immediacy and informality in many of them that appeal to me. …

A Talk with Chef John Ash

When it comes to local, seasonal foods expertly matched with wine, the name Chef John Ash often comes to mind. After all, the two-time James Beard Award winning author, educator …

Q&A with journalist Marc Frank

“When it comes to food, I would say that I eat more healthy than I did, and less.”          – Marc Frank, on his diet in Cuba   There’s …

Food Literacy Center Reaches Next Generation

Sacramento has been called America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital in recent years. The region has 1.5 million acres of farmland that grows more than 120 crops. There are 40 farmers markets. And …

A Trip to America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital

For centuries, the Sacramento Delta region has been an important agriculture center, thanks to its year-round, Mediterranean growing climate. So, it’s not really surprising that Mayor Kevin Johnson declared in …