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PENINSULA FOODIST

Baker’s dozen: 13 doughnut destinations around the Peninsula

By Kate Bradshaw From malasadas to maple bars, here are the can’t-miss spots to get your favorite breakfast treat any time of day. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by bond, on Sep 1, 2022 at 5:00 am | 7 comments | 3247 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ethel’s Fancy opening in Palo Alto over Labor Day weekend

By Julia Brown Following a soft opening as “Ethel’s Wine Bar” during the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this past weekend, Ethel’s...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by The Peninsula Foodist, on Aug 31, 2022 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 6275 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The curious case of the broken-not-broken gas meter

Every month I send Palo Alto Utilities a photo of my gas and electric meters and they bill me a few days later. (1) That has worked fine until this year. In...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 28, 2022
Last comment by SRB, on Aug 30, 2022 at 11:54 am | 8 comments | 5161 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Living with a Heat Pump Water Heater

This is going to be a pretty short blog post because it turns out it’s not all that interesting living with a heat pump water heater. It works, it’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 21, 2022
Last comment by Sam Li, on Aug 30, 2022 at 3:48 am | 27 comments | 13606 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How a Palo Alto restaurateur cooked his way to $10K on Food Network

By Julia Brown ==I Guillaume Bienaimé's winning dish on "Alex vs. America," braised escargot vol-au-vent with a brown butter...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by neighbor1200, on Aug 27, 2022 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 5512 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What she’s drinking: Stephanie’s newfound love for mocktails

By Stephanie Gerson Hi everyone, I’m Stephanie and I'm writing for The Six Fifty and the Foodist this summer. I’m a college student at UCSB...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2627 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Terún holding Parkinson’s disease fundraiser after chef reveals his diagnosis

By Stephanie Gerson ==I Terún and iTalico chef and owner Kristjan D’Angelo has revealed he has Parkinson's disease as he...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by kerrybrowman, on Aug 24, 2022 at 12:11 am | 1 comment | 3499 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Dear Chandrama, My wife thinks I am keeping secrets . . .

. . . from her. I am just trying to protect her. I had a challenging upbringing; hers was protected. That innocence attracted me to her, plus she is smart and attractive...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 20, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 23, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 2 comments | 4344 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 20 years at Michelin-starred Manresa, chef David Kinch is stepping down at the end of 2022 and fielding offers for the Los Gatos restaurant

By Julia Brown ==I Manresa chef David Kinch is leaving the restaurant at the end of the year and fielding offers for the sale of the business...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3181 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pescadero’s farmworkers can’t afford the food they’re growing for the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu Wildfires and the pandemic have tested the Coastside’s isolated communities, but many of its farmers aren’t going anywhere. {IMG...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 21, 2022 at 8:25 am | 7 comments | 7142 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:04 pm | 20 comments | 14411 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What she's eating: Author Grace D. Li's afternoon on Castro Street

By Grace D. Li ==I We're inviting our wonderful team of contributors to share what they're eating. Grace D. Li isn't just a bestselling author —...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4948 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We need an audit of city spending

The fact that the Palo Alto City Council has decided not only to put a business tax on the November ballot, but also a tax that would allow the city to keep on transferring...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Dolores Campo, on Aug 19, 2022 at 9:56 am | 11 comments | 3455 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morning Wood, a Hawaiian-Japanese-Korean fusion brunch-focused restaurant, is reopening in a new San Mateo space

By Stephanie Gerson Five years after first opening to long lines in San Bruno, the popular brunch spot is reopening in San Mateo. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6864 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Try this for healthier, more drought-resistant plants

A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a local landscaper. At one point I asked about mixing organic amendment into the soil. “Oh no,” she replied,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 31, 2022
Last comment by Scott Denny, on Aug 13, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 8 comments | 8286 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How journalism is just like cooking: The Foodist says goodbye

By Anthony Shu During my first assignment, chocolatier and former journalist

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 13, 2022 at 8:18 am |
2 comments | 3459 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Everytable, a new meal delivery service, aims to make nutritious food accessible across the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu Delivery services launch constantly in Silicon Valley, and most of them advertise increasingly rapid drop-offs and exclusive products from...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Aug 11, 2022 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 3311 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Arya Steakhouse, a standby for steaks and Persian cuisine, moves to downtown Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu The husband-and-wife team of Mike and Fera Hashemi opened Arya Global Cuisine in Cupertino in 2007, and it became a South Bay establishment...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4929 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Lucky Palo Alto voters – maybe two tax increases to approve in November

There’s a duplicitous November ballot measure the Palo Alto City Council is considering -- asking voters to approve a natural gas usage rate tax charged by the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:43 am | 20 comments | 4675 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Emissions Intensity of California's Electricity Grid

Sometimes California’s electricity is powered almost entirely by gas turbines. Below is an example from January 12 of this year at 6 pm, when there was little...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 22 comments | 8647 Views
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