Archive for May, 2013

Officially Local: How “appellations” and “AVAs” ensure the authenticity of local specialities

Published on May 29, 2013

I am a “locavore,” not in the original definition of the term — someone who only eats food grown or produced nearby — but rather in the sense that I seek out and enjoy local specialities native to particular regions or places. Until recently in human history, most local or regional specialties, from mochi cakes [...]

What Happens When You Squeeze 3 Lbs. of Local Produce into One Small Bottle?

Published on May 13, 2013

Today is grand-opening day for Thrive-Cleanse, a new shop in San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center. The basic idea behind a Thrive Cleanse is drinking six bottles of T-C preparations instead of three solid meals, ideally for three to five consecutive days. Formerly, T-C was a pop-up. But as of today, customers can buy bottles of nut [...]

Cottage Law Lets Home Cooks Go Legit

Published on May 5, 2013

California’s new cottage law, which became effective in January of this year, allows enterprising people to sell food products that were created in their own home kitchens. In passing this liberating legislation, California now joins many other states, including Michigan, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Virginia. Last week, Dibs visited the Bay Area Homemade Market, where [...]