Farmers’ market comes ‘full circle’

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Maevey family  skips the supermarket. They come to the Berkeley Farmers’ Market to shop for their groceries and to teach their daughter, Shannon, how to be healthy, they said. They are trying to turn an ordinary trip to the grocery store into a fun and educational family event. When first approached and…

Incr-Edible: local restaurant has much to celebrate

Walking in downtown Berkeley’s “gourmet ghetto,” it’s easy to pass by a little place by the name of Chez Panisse. This restaurant, though tucked away behind an iron gate and tall, leafy trees, is one of Berkeley’s most talked about restaurants. As you enter the courtyard, you discover a natural and rustic exterior. It’s a simple scene,…

Chez Panisse: creating a warm mood

BERKELEY, Calif. — Since 1971, Chez Panisse has been at the forefront of a movement that has promoted eating local, seasonal and organic foods.  Known as the slow-food movement, this philosophy has made Chez Panisse one of the most recognizable restaurants in the San Francisco area.  Not only does this movement affect the way in…

The Side Dish on Chez Panisse

BERKELEY, Calif. – Rewind to the year 1971. Alice Waters was busy cooking for a close group of friends when they came up with the idea to open a restaurant focused on creating organic food. What started as a place to cook for her friends has now become one of the best known restaurants in…

Chez Panisse: Make yourself at home

BERKELEY, Calif. — Flames emanate from the kitchen fire, and along with the dimmed overhead lighting, reflecting off the smooth wooden walls of the restaurant. There is a warm, almost sleepy glow.  Inviting scents of rosemary, tomatoes and freshly baked bread greet patrons at the door. The normal restaurant hustle and bustle that in many cases…