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Donsuemor: A delightful indulgence

“Bring delight to everyday life.” That’s the philosophy of Donsuemor, an Alameda-based bakery whose products can be found on the shelves at Costco, Peet’s Coffee, Whole Foods and many others retailers. Initially famous for their traditional madeleines, Donsuemor’s recipe book has expanded to include a number of delicious baked goods,
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4 essentials for a good Ethiopian meal

Ethiopian cuisine, one of the world’s most ancient cuisines, dates back to more than 2,000 years ago. It has been known for its self-sufficient agricultural products, including unique grains such as sorghum and teff, which form the basis of the Ethiopian diet. Over time, Ethiopian dishes have developed independently, with limited
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5 healthy snacks to combat the freshman 15

College has been going on for a little more than two months, and chances are I’m not the only one lamenting my suddenly tighter jeans. The first round of all-nighters and research papers naturally included sugar-loaded caffeine drinks and bags of potato chips. The notorious freshman 15 has reared its
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Slow down to enjoy life at Bartavelle in West Berkeley

Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar is known for its gourmet combination of local ingredients, such as butter from Marin’s Straus Creamery, and its typically high-end ingredients, such as prosciutto. Walking into this eatery reminded me of my home and childhood. My parents would often bring me to unique, local brunch
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Eat this, not that, when your parents are in town

Are your parents coming to visit? Do you want to show them the famous Berkeley cuisine and not the $5.99 pizza you order from Domino’s? Are you excited to explore restaurants that you can only afford when there’s an adult picking up the tab? Maybe you’re simply ready to eat
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Pumpkin bread for Halloween

Even though Halloween is just around the corner, indulging your sweet tooth is a timeless tradition. So is indulging in absolutely delicious food such as this pumpkin bread, which will have you reaching for another slice the moment the first hits your tongue. Ingredients: 2 cups of all-purpose flour 1
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Did you know Asian Ghetto Delivery is a real thing?

No, really. One day in late September, junior Daniel Sokolovsky posted an innocent Facebook status: “Would anyone be interested in delivery from Asian Ghetto?” Facebook quickly responded, “Make this happen!” That night, Sokolovsky bought a domain name — ghettodelivery.com — and set it up the next day. But that first
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Eureka! to open in Berkeley

Eureka! is scheduled to open in Berkeley Oct. 28 at 2068 Center St. The grand opening will be in November. Starting in 2009 in Redlands, Southern California, the Eureka! enterprise has established itself as a burger restaurant with a higher-end atmosphere and gourmet food at an affordable price. All items on
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Filter drip coffee with Ethiopian coffee from the Bulga mill, at Local 123. Image by Annie Chang (staff).

Top 4 local coffee shops in the Bay

For those of us who get tired of frequenting Caffe Strada and Cafe Milano and need to spice up our coffee variations, there are more slightly hidden but still outstanding coffee shops in Berkeley and San Francisco that may suit your fancy. 1. Babette Cafe (2625 Durant Avenue, Berkeley) This
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Cookie Butter is the new Nutella

So I’ve got a new obsession. It’s called cookie butter. Now I’m sure you’re probably thinking to yourself, how could a cookie possibly be transformed into a decadent jar of spreadable goodness? To be honest, I don’t know how Trader Joe’s, the manufacturers and (stop me if I’m going to
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