Category Archives: Berkeley

Mother & Daughter Realize Big Dreams at Vanessa’s Bistro

As a child and grandchild of immigrants, I notice that in writing about food and culture I am repeatedly drawn to the stories of immigrants, their struggles and triumphs. And every time someone shares their journey with me, I feel I have been given a precious … Continue reading

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A Dozen Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in ASL

In ASL, it’s no problem to “talk” when your mouth is full. Watch a short video produced for KQED Bay Area Bites where a dozen Deaf Foodies relish the tastes and history of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto during a 3 hour tasting tour presented completely in American Sign Language (ASL) by food writer (and ASL interpreter) Anna Mindess through Edible Excursions Continue reading

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