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)
Tasty Tradition: Tamale Factory In San Jose Quickly Sells Out During HolidaysIt's a tasty holiday tradition in San Jose: a business that specializes in making tamales filled many orders that customers made in advance. Devin Fehely reports. (12-24-2019)
Family Behind NorCal's Oldest Candy Shop Makes Candy Canes The Old Fashioned WayFor many of us, candy canes are a symbol of the holiday season. But for the family behind the oldest candy shop in Northern California, the red and white canes are part of their heritage. Sharon Chin reports. (12-23-2019)
'Pinots & Plaid' Helps Raise Spirits And Funds After The Wine Country WildfiresEmily Martin talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a fun event to raise spirits and funds for the wine country wildfire victims dubbed 'Pinots and Plaid.'
Marshall Dawson From Jardesca Mixes Up Some Easy Holiday CocktailsCo-founder of Jardesca, Marshall Dawson mixes up some easy holiday cocktails for BAF host Michelle Griego to taste.
Harvest Of Ember & Ash: Soda Rock Winery Bounces Back From Kincade FireThe Kincade Fire raged and menaced in Sonoma County this fall, burning over 77,000 acres and destroying nearly 400 homes and buildings--including the historic Soda Rock Winery. Devin Fehely reports. (12-15-2019)
Crab Fishermen Face Danger To Catch Profit As Delayed Dungeness Season OpensThe commercial Dungeness crab season finally kicked off Sunday and, while local fishermen have been waiting to get back out to sea, this year’s season opener is not for the faint of heart. John Ramos reports. (12-15-19)
Tons of Unharvested Produce in California Left to Rot in the FieldA new study of farming practices shows that, after harvesting, there are tons of food left over and left to rot in the fields while Bay Area families are going hungry. Juliette Goodrich reports. (11-28-19)
'Turkey On The Table' Tradition Helps Families Focus On ThankfulnessA business idea that started in Alamo is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition among families. Turkey on the Table is a new way of giving thanks around and helping put food on the table for those in need. Sharon Chin reports. (11-28-2019)
Robin Bates, Executive Director & Founder Of Maison Noire Americaine Has A Passion For ParisRobin Bates, executive director and founder of Maison Noire Americaine talks to BR host Jan Mabry about her love affair with Paris, and how she is sharing her passion for the City of Light with African American expats and blacks from around the world. Be sure to check out her website for upcoming events and information, maisonnoire.org.
Proposed San Jose Hills Vineyard Could Serve As Fire BreakA plan to build a massive vineyard on some barren hillsides in the middle of San Jose is getting some attention at City Hall. Len Ramirez reports. (11-24-2019)
Meet Expert Breadmaker Daniel Leader, Author Of 'Living Bread'Expert bread maker, Daniel Leader talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his new book, 'Living Bread, Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making.'
NEFT Vodka's Luke Barr Mixes Up Some Great CocktailsNEFT Vodka's mixologist and brand ambassador Luke Barr stopped by Bay Area Focus and showed Michelle Griego how to make a couple of cocktails to cap off the show.
Chef Perkins From The Historic William Tell House Shares Signature Seafood ChowderChef and partner Austin Perkins from the historic William Tell House on Highway 1, in Tomales shares one of his signature dishes - seafood chowder - with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego.
Whales In Prime Crabbing Area Could Delay California's Crabbing SeasonCalifornia's commercial crab season may be delayed until December due to a large number of whales that could be entangled in the prime crabbing area of Bodega Bay. Don Ford reports. (11-20-2019)
Bay Area Officials Welcome Chick-Fil-A After Chain Changes Donation FocusThere's a change of heart toward Chick-Fil-A as the chain makes a difference in San Mateo County. The company issued a press release saying it would focus future donations on education, homelessness and hunger. Kiet Do reports. (11-19-2019)
Berkeley Farms Owner Dean Foods Files For BankruptcyDean Foods, the nation's largest dairy producer and owner of Berkeley Farms, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (11/13/19)
Wine Country Vineyard Becomes Popular Feeding Spot For BearsWhile Wine Country has been dealing with coyotes, foxes and bobcats for years, a vineyard in Mendocino County is attracting a bear with a taste for Pinot. Don Ford reports. (11/12/19)
Bay Area Supermarkets Included In Major Vegetable Recall Over Listeria ConcernsMann Packing Co., a subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce, is recalling more than 140 vegetable products sold at supermarkets across the U.S. and Canada over potential listeria contamination. (11-5-2019)
Healthy Halloween Treats From Lifestyle Guru Heather SmithLifestyle guru Heather Smith from HauteBar.com shows Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego some health-ish Halloween hacks to keep kids from going overboard with all the sugar and candy.
Fisherman Shares His Catch With Those In Need At Glide Memorial ChurchThe USDA estimates that 37 million Americans don't have enough to eat. But this week's Jefferson Awards winner is a commerical fisherman who found a way to share his catch with those in need. Allen Martin reports. (10-23-2019)
Cheers! Black Vines Presents 'Wine Wednesdays' At Miss Ollie's In OaklandFor nearly a decade, Black Vines has been spreading the work about African-American vintners and now is hosting a series of 'Wine Wednesdays' at Miss Ollie's Caribbean Restaurant, in Oakland. Sarah Kirnon, chef/host of Miss Ollie's and A.T. Howe, founder of Bass Note Artesanal Sangria brought food and drinks to share with BR host Jan Mabry.
California's Multi-Billion Dollar Wine Industry Could Dry Up Due To Climate ChangeCalifornia's $160 billion wine industry could dry up if something isn't done about climate change. Emily Turner talks to some concerned vintners about the fate of the state's grapes.
Shark Tank Unveils Diverse Food Lineup For 2019-2020 NHL SeasonFrom Greek food to chicken tacos and even Dole Whip pineapple ice cream, the Shark Tank is literally taking a bite out of this season. (10-13-2019)