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10 Holiday Tips From Buddy the Elf (and Upcoming Events)

The holidays are coming! Which might not make us all feel quite as giddy as our pal Buddy the Elf here, so I’ve compiled this short list of advice to get us into the holiday spirit. Hugs are good, just don’t try to hug a raccoon. Keep smiling, and if someone gives you a hard time,…

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Terra Madre: They are Giants, but We are Millions

For the last week, I’ve been attending an international food conference and festival called Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Torino, a beautiful city located in the Piedmont Region of Italy. This event is organized by Slow Food International, an organization committed to making good, clean, and fair food available to all people. And while…

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Foraging Friday: Wild Winter Mushrooms of the Monterey Bay Area

Porcinis, black trumpets and candy caps, oh my! Mushroom foraging in the Monterey Bay area most likely brings to mind the beautiful fan-shaped golden chanterelle, but the oak, redwood and mixed pine forests of the area have much, much more to offer in the way of fungus among us. Chef Zachary Mazi of LionFish SupperClub,…

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