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PENINSULA FOODIST

Sweet Diplomacy brings gluten-free madeleines and cupcakes to Los Altos

Downtown Los Altos is home to a new gluten-free bakery: Sweet Diplomacy, which opened at 209 1st St. in late December. The bakery is owner Melody Hu's first food...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 8, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Long a 24-hour hangout, Palo Alto's Happy Donuts to shorten hours

Starting Monday, March 16, people will no longer be able to satisfy their middle-of-the-night cravings for crullers and doughnut holes at Happy Donuts in Palo Alto....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Specialty's Café & Bakery closing all locations permanently

Citing revenue that has been "decimated" by the coronavirus and shelter-in-place mandates, Bay Area-born chain Specialty's Cafe & Bakery announced...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 17, 2020
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Support Local Food Biz July 2

Whole Foods is using this month's 5% Day to support local food businesses. Consider shopping on July 2 at your local store. 5% of the profits will go to the businesses...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 1, 2014
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Red, White and Blues

Earlier in the week, we posted a list of local food companies to support on July 2....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 3, 2014
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Sage Pumpkin Galette with Spiced Pepitas and Jerky

Happy Thanksgiving! It's a Food Party! for all this week. Enjoy running around and getting back into the kitchen. Chef sez, "Remember to

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 21, 2016
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Umeboshi - The Macrobiotic Antibiotic

Continuing on with our tahini theme, today we combine this rich sesame paste with...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2017
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Local Flavor – Upcoming Food Events

A Taste of Whole Foods I got a chance to taste-test some new Whole Foods holidays fare and so can you. Coming to a store near you, all Whole Foods Markets...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 8, 2017
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Sweet Potato Canapé and Food Party! Holiday Favorites

Here’s a fast and fabulous recipe I put together under the tasting transformation toward eat more vegetables and vegetables as snack. They are an easy addition...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 18, 2017
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Blue Cheese Walnut Quesadilla with Cranberry Cherry Salsa

We live in God’s country in Northern California; local produce and seasonal fair surround us throughout the year. But it’s harder to find in the winter...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 19, 2017
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Local Flavor - Surf, Save and Swallow

This Week! Three super-fun, food-action events to chew and get-yer-goin' on :) Surfrider Social /Ocean Friendly Restaurant Kickoff Half Moon Bay Brewing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 8, 2018
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U-Pick at Webb Ranch

Just a quick shout out for the u-pick Food Party! happening once again at Webb Ranch, Portola Valley's family farm since 1922. Have you ever been?

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 15, 2018
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Lettuce Pray

God bless lettuce, all that leafy, green goodness that many of us just don’t eat enough of. I was in Lucky grocery getting a sandwich today and every one...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2019
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CIA. Choose Your Weapon. Plants?

Headed back in a few weeks to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Napa for the 2019 Global Plant-Forward Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 8, 2019
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Local Flavor – Berries and the Riviera

U-Pick Berries It’s time to head back to Webb Ranch in Portola Valley for U-Pick berry season....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 7, 2019
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4th of July Snacks

Here's a perfect, easy snack for the upcoming holiday. Make each individual strawberry into it's own snack, or cut in half to make the carton go farther. Happy...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 30, 2019
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Summer Cooking Classes - Free!

San Mateo County Libraries are sponsoring a free series of 1-hour cooking classes, taught by yours truly. Contact the individual library to RSVP. Join us and learn...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 8, 2019
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Japanese Hot Pot with Tofu and Kudzu

Anyone make it to Eating Green on the Green last Sunday? Send us a report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 27, 2019
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Lights Out! Foods to Snuggle With in the Dark

It’s the big brace tonight as we find out what’s going to happen. Power on? Power off? The St Mary’s wellness fair in Moraga (where I thought...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 8, 2019
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HEY TECH!

Big Data or Big Brother? Palo Alto's CIO discusses how towns can use information

The Center for Digital Government named Palo Alto top Digital City, among US cities with a population under 75,000. Palo Alto's Chief Information Officer, Dr Jonathan...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Nov. 16, 2013
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