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Oats 101: 7 kinds of oats and how to prepare them

When it comes to oats, there are a number of terms thrown around that can sound unfamiliar to a lot of people: quick oats, steel-cut oats, old-fashioned oats, rolled oats, oat groats, Irish oats — the list seems endless. Especially if you’re at your local grocery store, it feels more comfortable Read More…

PSA: International Chocolate Salon on March 15

Chocolate-lovers of the Bay Area will unite Saturday at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The International Chocolate Salon, which will feature 55,000 square feet of chocolate, wine and confections will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Festival Pavilion. This is the eighth year of the Read More…

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Republic of V: The first all-vegan store in the East Bay

If you were told that, up until now, Berkeley didn’t have an all-vegan store, would you be shocked? You would probably say, “Come on, no way. With vegans and vegetarians becoming nearly as prevalent as meat-eaters, the beloved food collective on Bancroft, the prominence of the Berkeley Bowl and a Read More…

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SpoonRocket meals are now $8: Are they worth the price?

On Feb. 25, SpoonRocket raised the price of its meals from $6 to $8. The company claims it has improved, serving bigger portions and providing compostable containers, according to SpoonRocket marketing manager Ashley Wong. The company is also donating a portion of its profits to children in need. “It is Read More…

Off the Grid will open in North Berkeley Sunday

A new Off the Grid will return to North Berkeley after securing a Sunday night spot at the North Berkeley BART station. Off the Grid — which has organized street-food vendors around the greater Bay Area since 2010 — is partnering with BART and city officials to bring the food trucks to Read More…

Here is a list of free food this week

College students love food. Actually, what we really, truly adore is food that is free. Luckily, college is one of those times when we can drop in on tons of events hosted by Cal’s student organizations and leave with some sort of edible reward. We know our way around the Read More…

Image courtesy of the Berkeley Student Food Collective.

This Saturday: Dinner in the Woods

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the autumn harvest is here and The Berkeley Student Food Collective (BSFC) is preparing its delicious annual Dinner in the Woods Gala event on campus November 23. The evening will feature a speech by celebrated keynote speaker Eric Holt-Gimenez, a prominent food sustainability activist Read More…