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Where the world is your plate

BERKELEY, Calif — Uniform tables, chairs and umbrellas line the sky-lit room, leading to the counter at the back, where chefs cook furiously as the orders keep coming.  Located in the proximity of University of California on Bancroft Way, Julie’s Cafe is unique in its cuisine selection, incorporating a wide variety of ethnic foods, but…

Fresh food, fresh ideas draw crowds

BERKELEY, Calif. — Produce, performers and cultural foods are typical sights at farmers’ markets, but in the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market on Center Street, year-round on Saturdays, there are less-common choices,  including seafood and mushroom booths. Hudson Fish, a staple for more than 11years at farmers’ markets throughout Northern California, is a husband-and-wife fishing enterprise…