Pro Chefs & Students Team Up For The City College/Intercontinental Culinary ClashIntercontinental Hotel Chef Chad Bayless and CCSF student Michael Lam talk about the City College/Intercontinental Culinary Clash, where student chefs show off their skills alongside the pros.
Maison Danel French Patisserie Salon De Thé Opens In San FranciscoMaison Danel is a new French patisserie and salon de thé in San Francisco. Co-founders Danel and David Betelu brought some delicious samples to Bay Area Focus.
Better Together: San Jose Church Fights Hunger During Coronavirus PandemicThe amount of hunger and hardship caused by the coronavirus was put into perspective at a food giveaway Thursday at the Cathedral of Faith church in San Jose. Len Ramirez reports. (4-9-20)
East Bay Restaurant Feeds Burritos to Emergency Workers on COVID-19 Front LineEmeryville-based Best Coast Burritos is rallying support for first responders by sending burritos to feed emergency staff in the East Bay. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-3-20)
With Restaurants Shuttered, Napa Farmer Sells Fresh Eggs Direct to PublicIf you’re looking for eggs at your local market, then you need to start thinking outside the carton. There’s a farm in Napa that has all the eggs you want. Don Ford reports. (4-3-20)
Hard-Hit Bay Area Restaurants Feeding People In Need During COVID-19 PandemicThe Bay Area restaurant industry has been hit hard the coronavirus. Yet, as Betty Yu reports, some chefs are busy making meals for people in need.
Hard-Hit Bay Area Restaurants Feeding People In Need During COVID-19 PandemicThe Bay Area restaurant industry has been hit hard the coronavirus. Yet, as Betty Yu reports, some chefs are busy making meals for people in need.
Food Banks Try To Prevent Contact, Contamination During Coronavirus PandemicBay Area food banks are rethinking the way they operate to prevent cross-contamination. John Ramos talked to volunteers who believe the new practices could actually make them run better.
Food Banks Try To Prevent Contact, Contamination During Coronavirus PandemicBay Area food banks are rethinking the way they operate to prevent cross-contamination. John Ramos talked to volunteers who believe the new practices could actually make them run better.
Bay Area Bars, Restaurants Get Creative to Stay Afloat During PandemicFrom takeout cocktails to "drink futures," Bay Area drinking and dining establishments are coming up with some clever ways to keep from going under. Andria Borba reports. (3-27-20)
California's Napa Valley Vintners Bracing For Big Hit From CoronavirusWine country vintners are bracing for a big hit now that all the tasting rooms are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Betty Yu talked to the owner of HALL wines in St. Helena.
CA Restaurants, Bars Can Offer Alcohol 'To Go' During Statewide Shelter-In-PlaceRestaurants and bars have been especially hit hard by the statewide shelter-in-place order. Devin Fehely tells us the governor's office has given them at least a partial life line.
National Guard Soldiers Deployed To Give Major Assist At Sacramento Food BankMore than 4,000 National Guard soldiers have been deployed across the country. In Sacramento, dozens of them were helping food banks distribute food. Marlee Ginter tells us the soldiers are filling in for volunteers who have been sent home.
Currys Buy Meals For 1000s Of Oakland Kids During COVID-19 School ClosuresSteph and Ayesya Curry have stepped up to help the thousands of Oakland kids affected by school closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus..
Beer Pairings With Drakes Brewmaster John GilloolyDrakes brewmaster John Gillooly shows Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego some very cool beer pairings and talks Drakes' 'Chillin and Grillin Affair,' in celebration of SF Beer Week.
Sommelier Iris Rowlee Shares A Few Of Her Favorite Bottles Of ProseccoConsulting Sommelier at 'Frances' in San Francisco, Iris Rowlee shares a few of her favorite bottles of prosecco with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego and explains the art of this much-loved sparkling Italian white wine.
John McReynolds Of Stone Edge Farms Talks About His New CookbookAuthor and culinary director John McReynolds talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his latest book, 'The Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook, Seasonal Recipes for Pantry and Table.
Bruce Cakebread Talks About Cakebread Winery's New Visitor Center In NapaBruce Cakebread, co-owner and CEO Cakebread Winery, shares a glass with Bay Area Focus host Kenny Choi and talks about the new Visitor Center on Highway 29 in Napa. For more information go to cakebread.com.
Don't Miss The 14th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival In Sonoma CountyMatt Brown from the Cowgirl Creamery schools Bay Area Focus host Kenny Choi about the art of cheese. He along with dozens of fromagers will be participating in the 14th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival in Sonoma County from March 27-29. For information, go to artisancheesefestival.com.
California Grape Glut Helps Send Wine Prices PlummetingWine prices in California are expected to drop to their lowest levels in five years due to a surplus in California grapes. (2-16-2020)
Wine Dogs Sniff Out Contaminated BarrelsBay Area wineries are relying on specialized dogs to sniff out wine contaminated with cork taint. Don Ford reports. (2/3/20)
Super Bowl Recipe: Gianna's Spinach Jalapeño Artichoke DipThis recipe is so easy to make, it’s minimal prep/cook time and a total crowd pleaser!
'Divine Defector' Beer Brewed By Bay Area Grammy-Nominated Band 'Death Angel'There will be plenty to drink at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but Betty Yu tells us the Grammy-nominated Bay Area heavy metal band 'Death Angel' is bringing its very own beer.
Taste of the NFL Recipe: Dungeness Crab Fried Rice With Uni MayoParke Ulrich, head chef of Waterbar / Epic Steak in San Francisco, is representing the 49ers at the "Taste of the NFL" event in Miami with this special Dungeness crab fried rice recipe. Vern Glenn reports. (1-25-20)

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