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Doukkala: The beginning of a beautiful friendship

  Chilled Summer Gazpacho Morocco is a land of mystery. It has been the setting of a multitude of films, perhaps the most famous of which is the unforgettably iconic Casablanca. Casablanca was...
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alaMar Oakland: Flavors of a dream realized

The path to our dreams can be a lengthy journey, full of twists and turns, maybe even a setback or two along the way. We learn as we go. Our dreams evolve; they crystallize. We envision ourselves in the future...
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Tambo Peruvian: Latin American authenticity comes to Oakland

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all been exposed to regional foods over the course of our lives, but let’s face it, the food available to us in the past wasn’t...
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Italian pizza: Finding the perfect peace at Oakland’s A16 Rockridge

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all had them. Distractions life throws at us that really take us out of our zone. Missed deadlines, days so busy you can’t think. Seems...
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Duende: A Dream Is a Wish Your Mouth Makes

The Name: A duende is a fairy- or goblin-like mythological creature in Spanish folklore. Duendes are believed to be of a small stature wearing big hats, whistling a mystical tune, while walking in the forest...
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Camber Oakland: Re-living a perfect sense memory

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all got them. Dishes that grabbed us deep in our food-psyche at very first bite, making it clear that they would never let go. Maybe it...
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JUHU BEACH CLUB: Bollywood Bliss in Oakland’s Temescal District

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. When I was a kid, my babysitter, Carol Neill, would tell us that if we behaved all morning, we would get a special treat. We all knew what that...
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SOBO RAMEN: Mystery loves company

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. Mystery. We’re drawn to it. The unknown calls us like moths to a flame. The human spirit finds a mystery irresistible. Mystery is a puzzle to...