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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 …

Decolonize Your Diet

Say “Mexican food” and many people have images of fried foods, smothered in cheese, with plenty of sour cream.  It’s delicious food, but not considered particularly healthy cuisine that fights …

A Spotlight on Sorghum

Sorghum might just be one of the most interesting foods you aren’t yet eating. This ancient cereal crop is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world, according to …

Celebrate International Year of Pulses

Pulses have been eaten since at least 7000 to 8000 B.C. according to the United Nations, but the year 2016 might be the one that pushes these healthy foods to …

Op-Ed: “Trust me. Butter is better.”

Mark Bittman is a noted journalist, author and chef. He’s now at UC Berkeley, where he is affiliated with the Berkeley Food Institute and the Graduate School of Journalism. He’s …

Amina Harris teaches us how to taste honey

Amina Harris is the director of the Honey and Pollination Center, located at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, on the UC Davis campus. The center was …

The $5 billion battle for the American dinner plate

Meal-kit startups are springing up everywhere (part of a larger movement of “kits” in general, including those catering to outdoor buffs, crafters, etc.).  Elizabeth Segran (@LizSegran) writes an incredibly smart …