Monthly Archives: June 2013

Chinese Carver Jimmy Zhang Makes Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

Watch video as Chef Jimmy Zhang, Master of the Chinese Art of Fruit and Vegetable carving, creates exquisite watermelon roses and shares the secrets of this ancient craft. HIs passion started with a potato and now he fashions rearing horses out of taro, tropical fish from carrots and a feisty dragon out of giant radishes.. Continue reading

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ZATAR – A Mediterranean Oasis Nurtures Diners with Homegrown Produce

Growing up near a fertile riverbank in Iraq, Waiel Majid’s family naturally enjoyed cucumbers, green beans, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant and squash from their garden. Now the transplanted Majid and his wife serve their own homegrown vegetables on plates of Mediterranean delicacies at their Berkeley restaurant ZATAR. Continue reading

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