Jessica Yadegaran, East Bay Times

Jessica Yadegaran

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Cream puff expert Beard Papa’s is coming to Concord

How many custard fillings? How many doughy shells? Get all the sweet deets here, East Bay. → Read More

Bay Area Diwali experts dish on sweet and savory treats for fall festival

Jam Lab blogger Amisha Dodhia Gurbani shares recipes for mithai including Indian brittle and carrot halvo. Restaurateurs behind Rooh and Desi share what they’ll be serving for Diwali. → Read More

Diwali recipe: Carrot Halva, or Gajjar No Halvo

Carrots, milk, nuts and spices come together quickly to make this classic sweet for the Festival of Lights, which starts Nov. 4. → Read More

Diwali recipe: Cashew, Rose and Cardamom Brittle

Chikki, or Indian brittle, is a must for Diwali, the Festival of Lights that begins Nov. 4. This recipe comes from Fremont blogger Amisha Gurbani’s new cookbook, “Mumbai Modern.” → Read More

Diwali recipe: Vegetable Koftas in Tomato Cashew Curry

Served with rice or naan, this aromatic vegan dish is the perfect lunch or dinner for celebrating the Festival of Lights. → Read More

Oakland’s Free Range Flower Winery expands to Livermore wine country

Find out when and where you can taste wines made from flowers — not grapes — in the new tasting room. → Read More

Pleasanton’s cheese and charcuterie expert has a new storefront — with wine

The Board Room offers picnic boxes and boards big and small for pick-up. Wine, beer and a few tables are available for dine-in nibbling. → Read More

Cajun restaurant Southern Comfort Kitchen now open in Pleasant Hill

The Brill brothers have unveiled their second Bay Area brick-and-mortar destination for gumbo, fried chicken and etouffe. → Read More

5 deliciously unique online cooking classes to explore

From soufflés with Sur La Table to a Zoom pad thai class — with a teacher in Chiang Mai — here’s how to up your kitchen skills in the most delicious way. → Read More

Third Culture Bakery starts pouring matcha in Walnut Creek next week

Grand opening festivities include VIP mochi muffin offers and an official ribbon cutting for this first of its kind cafe in the East Bay. → Read More

Walnut Creek’s Sultan’s Kebab now open for shawarma and more

The Turkish restaurant, which has also locations in Danville and Pleasanton, specializes in kebab combos and other Mediterranean eats. → Read More

Walnut Creek’s Sultan’s Kebab now open for shawarma and more

The Turkish restaurant, which has also locations in Danville and Pleasanton, specializes in kebab combos and other Mediterranean eats. → Read More

Chase Center’s 50+ new food and drink offerings starting this week

Pumpkin tamales, vegan pastrami and massive Tin Pot Creamery milkshakes await at the sports and entertainment arena. → Read More

Next for underground Oakland supper club Hi Felicia? A bar with a controversial name

With dinners sold out through the end of the year and Alice Waters among her fans, here's what's next for Chef Imana. → Read More

East Bay-based Pietisserie launching holiday pie shop in Palo Alto

Jaynelle St. Jean is bringing her wildly popular buttery-crust pies to the South Bay for the first time. Here's where and when. → Read More

Inside scoop on Roux40 from the chef behind Oakland’s soon-to-open Black heritage, all female-run restaurant

Former Flora sous chef Christina "Lala" Harrison will bring a farm-to-table sensibility to her highly-anticipated brick and mortar, Roux40. → Read More

Oakland’s Homestead and Humble Sandwich call it quits for good

The final sandwiches will be cut Sept. 30. Find out who is taking over the beloved Piedmont Avenue space. → Read More

Bay Area readers share their school lunch memories

What our parents packed -- or didn't pack -- in our childhood lunch bags sticks with us like peanut butter and jelly. Now readers are sharing what was in theirs. → Read More

Chefs and farmers: Where Bay Area restaurants Aurum, Baume and Causwell’s score their produce

Ever wondered where Bay Area's top chefs get their Michelin-worthy produce? They're sharing the secrets -- and you can get some that produce, too. → Read More

Japanese rice bowl and curry house, Kokolo Donburi, opens in Walnut Creek

Wagyu beef bowls and curry tonkatsu await at this small Bay Area chain's newest location. → Read More