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A relaxing moment with dim sum at Asian Pearl

Intense dim sum cravings require a certain quality of the doughy delicacy to satisfy. Dim sum is not just a meal or just some more Chinese food. It is a part of a weekly routine, a form of slowing down and relaxing. I will always remember my dad’s longtime college
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Meat sambussas - sautéed beef, garlic, onions, red bell peppers and savory spices, wrapped in a thin pastry and deep-fried to perfection

Ethiopian favorites at Cafe Colucci

To say that I know anything about Ethiopian food would be an overstatement. My knowledge of food from this highly populated African country is pretty much nonexistent. But since I came to Berkeley, it’s all I seem to be hearing about. A few recommendations later, I found myself at Café
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Ippuku: take a smoke break

On Center Street, a block from campus, a cloth with Japanese writing hanging in the doorway marks the entrance to Ippuku. This cloth, a cedar table and possibly a bartender standing behind a counter are the only street-front features that flag Ippuku as a restaurant. Instead, the facade of Ippuku
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5 ways to get rid of post-vacation blues

As college students on a well-deserved summer break, many of our summers are full of awesome vacations filled with parties, clubs, music festivals, indulgent meals, exciting outdoor adventures and infinite sightseeing trips. But if you have ever been on any fun-filled vacations before, you know that for every exciting trip
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Residents gathered in the Cloyne Court kitchen.

Reflections of a co-op food manager

Since the start of last fall semester, I have been one of two food managers at Cloyne Court, the largest house within the Berkeley Student Cooperative system.  I decided to run for the position the previous spring, when my fellow housemate Maddie Tien asked if I would join her in
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5 foods to boost your finals week mood

Dead week: the calm before the storm of finals. It’s time to dive into the books and prepare to ace those finals. Or at least pass them. We all know that finals are a lot of pressure. They can make or break your grade, so in the next two weeks,
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Fight climate change on a local level

Global warming will negatively impact your food

Wouldn’t it be great if you could go to the beach in the winter? What if it meant you could never eat almonds again? Or potatoes? Or cherries? Sure, it’s nice that it’s sunny and warm in the winter now, but global climate change is negatively affecting agriculture around the
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The wood-burning oven gets so hot that pizzas only need to spend a few minutes in there to cook, giving them a subtly charred flavor without burning them.

A tour of Berkeley’s new Downtown Berkeley pizzeria

Watch a tour of BUILD Pizzeria Roma, a new Downtown Berkeley pizzeria that opens Tuesday. The restaurant – which is located at 2286 Shattuck Avenue – has a full bar and will serve custom Roman-style pizzas. Read more here.

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Mary Roach’s new book whets the palate

Adventure through the digestive tract in ‘Gulp’ by Mary Roach

What would happen if you decided to eat a page of Mary Roach’s new book “Gulp”? First, you would garner the befuddled stares of your peers, an onlooker would definitely question whether he was in fact dreaming or not, but then the rudimentary biological processes would begin. A potent cocktail
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