Jessica Yadegaran, East Bay Times

Jessica Yadegaran

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Pioneer Press
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Reading Eagle
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Daily Bulletin
  • The Times Herald
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Jessica:

Quesabirria tacos! Richmond’s long-awaited El Garage restaurant now open

Family pop-up-turned-restaurant opens over weekend with 3 menu items — and sells out of its cheesy, drippy beef tacos in a jiffy. → Read More

Quesabirria tacos! Richmond’s long-awaited El Garage restaurant now open

Family pop-up-turned-restaurant opens over weekend with 3 menu items — and sells out of its cheesy, drippy beef tacos in a jiffy. → Read More

Getting peachy: Savory summer stone fruit recipes that go beyond cobbler

Frog Hollow Farm’s culinary coordinator transforms peaches, plums and other stone fruits into must-have salads and chilled soup. → Read More

Summer recipe: Frog Hollow Farm’s Peach Panzanella

The firm, juicy flesh of peaches replaces tomatoes in this popular summer Tuscan salad. → Read More

Recipe: Frog Hollow Farm’s Early Summer Salad of Santa Rosa Plums and Japanese Cucumbers

Sweet plums get the savory treatment in this bright salad topped with mint and a simple creamy dressing. → Read More

Summer recipe: Frog Hollow Farm’s Peach Gazpacho

Ripe peaches make the base for the perfect summery chilled soup. → Read More

Bay Area’s only Lithuanian restaurant is closing after 7 years

Alameda’s beloved Mama Papa Lithuania is shutting its doors — but it’s not because of high rent or coronavirus. → Read More

Chez Panisse sues insurance company for denial of COVID-19 coverage

Famed chef-owner Alice Waters joins other restaurateurs in the Bay Area and beyond in the fight to save their businesses. → Read More

Walnut Creek restaurateur apologizes for “racist overtones” in support of Martinez couple that defaced BLM mural

Rocco Biale of Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria regrets his statements after dozens on social media vow to ban the restaurant of 21 years. → Read More

3 summer chowders that evoke clambakes by the seashore

Bay Area restaurant chefs share the secrets to their summery chowders, from the creamiest clam chowder to sunny corn and a Caribbean-inspired Pepperpot. → Read More

Seafood recipe: Walnut Creek Yacht Club’s Clam Chowder

Chef Kevin Weinberg shares his secret recipe for decadent, sophisticated New England-style chowder. Hint: Wine is involved. → Read More

Seafood recipe: Walnut Creek Yacht Club’s West Indian Pepperpot

Tomato broth, jerk spices and plenty of prawns and white fish make this bold Caribbean chowder a must-try for seafood soup junkies. → Read More

Summer Recipe: Billy Reynolds’ Corn Chowder

At the peak of summer, there’s nothing tastier than this simple chowder from the New England-raised chef of Billy’s Boston Chowder House in Los Gatos. → Read More

A new Oakland gourmet market and outdoor restaurant, The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market, open July 10

Rocky’s Brooklyn Basin and its casual alfresco dining restaurant are located at the historic 9th Avenue Terminal Building along Oakland’s waterfront. → Read More

So Cal’s Philly’s Best cheesesteaks comes to Oakland

Amorosa steak rolls and Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer, anyone? → Read More

Chef Rodney Worth closes two more Contra Costa County restaurants

Danville's The Peasant & The Pear and Alamo's The Peasant's Courtyard are still open. → Read More

As coronavirus cases surge, Newsom orders bars to close in seven counties

In a Twitter post Sunday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of bars in seven California counties. The message, posted by the governor around noon, said that “due to the risi… → Read More

“Book of Delights” author and poet Ross Gay on the truth about joy

The genre-defying 2019 collection of essays reminds us how important it is to sharpen our delight-dar, especially in times of darkness and uncertainty. → Read More

Ethiopian-American artist Netsanet Tesfay on art as stress relief, connection

The Walnut Creek illustrator and painter talks about the power of art -- even coloring -- on the mind and soul, especially during times of uncertainty. → Read More

Fourth of July: 5 simple, single-serving desserts for small gatherings

Ice pops, mini pies and parfait glasses filled with the season's lush berries. → Read More