Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tasting Singapore’s Sweets — in Oakland too

A recent trip to Singapore opened up a wonderland of sweet treats, including refreshingly cold Ice Kachang and Chendol and warming sweet bean soups and coconut milk with yam and coconut jelly. Several of these special desserts can also be found in Oakland’s Chinatown, if you know where to look. Continue reading

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Ten Places to Master Piroshkis, Paella or Pad Thai: Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

As I walked up the stairs to Kitchen on Fire’s spacious Berkeley loft, an inviting aroma of toasting cumin laid out an olfactory welcome mat. Chefs Olivier Said and MikeC., co-owners and culinary over-achievers, have a book coming out and … Continue reading

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