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Kate Bradshaw

Associate digital editor, food and features

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About Kate
Kate Bradshaw reports food news and feature stories all over the Peninsula, from south of San Francisco to north of San José. Since she began working with Embarcadero Media in 2015, she's reported on everything from Menlo Park's City Hall politics to Mountain View's education system. She has won awards from the California News Publishers Association for her coverage of local government and elections, public service journalism and land use reporting.

She grew up in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills and graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree in English. She has also worked as a grant writer for a children's literacy nonprofit and as a freelance reporter. When she's not chasing down her latest story, she can be found trail running in the Santa Cruz Mountains, browsing library shelves for her next read or hanging out with her rescue dog Willa.

Stories by Kate
Two sisters open a new Uyghur restaurant in downtown Menlo Park
Almira and Kalbi Tursungjan grew up in a foodie family. In their home region of east Turkistan, their parents ran a restaurant for decades. The sisters, who identify as ethnic Uyghurs, have just opened Mrs. Khan in downtown Menlo Park.
[Thursday, December 8, 2022]

Comings and goings: Cocoa & Butter and Wahlburgers shutter, Tootsie's reopens and more
As the end of 2022 nears, the local dining scene is in a state of flux. Two eateries have recently closed, a popular East Bay bagel shop has opened, a Stanford spot has returned and a new hotel announced its restaurants.
[Friday, December 2, 2022]

Finessing fungi: A mushroom-based meat alternative makes its debut
When it comes to trends in the sustainable food movement, the elusive plant-based meat alternative is often presented as a buzzy panacea. Now, there's a fungus-based meat alternative debuting and making waves in Silicon Valley.
[Monday, November 28, 2022]

Prohibition rum runners and deadly shipwrecks: Pescadero's Pigeon Point Lighthouse turns 150
The local landmark that hosts daytrippers and hostel guests alike is about to undergo renovations that could increase public access.
[Sunday, November 27, 2022]

Leave dessert to the pros: 11 local spots to buy your Thanksgiving pie
Whether you're looking for a tried-and-true classic, a gluten-free or vegan option or even a five-flavor flight of mini pies, there's a pie on the Peninsula to meet your needs. Here are 11 spots offering locally made Thanksgiving pies.
[Wednesday, November 16, 2022]

Dessert destinations: New cakes, patisserie and pastry-forward coffee shops abound
As the weather takes a turn for the chillier and nightfall hits earlier, the Peninsula has come through for locals with a number of new outposts offering innovative baked goods and sweets.
[Thursday, November 10, 2022]

How a Sunnyvale woman launched a nonprofit that's delivered 40,000 birthday cakes to underserved youth
Twelve years after a Sunnyvale woman first decided to bake a few birthday cakes for a Los Altos nonprofit serving kids in foster care, Cake4Kids, now a national nonprofit, delivered its 40,000th cake to a youth in need this year.
[Thursday, October 27, 2022]

Fall cooking: Four favorite recipes from Peninsula chefs
It's fall, and that means it's time to luxuriate with warm, comforting and richly indulgent dishes. We asked Peninsula chefs to share some favorite fall recipes, and they responded with dishes sure to please the pickiest eaters.
[Thursday, October 20, 2022]

How a Palo Alto couple is seeking to foster community through Gamelandia
When Berry Hatfield and Lisa Joyce moved to Palo Alto about a year and a half ago, they were surprised to there wasn’t a game store in town. Their store, Gamelandia, on Palo Alto's California Avenue, is a brand-new game wonderland.
[Thursday, October 13, 2022]

French chef reopens Palo Alto cafe following pandemic shutdown
After a nearly three-year hiatus, The Redwood, a cafe at Avenidas in downtown Palo Alto, reopened its doors Monday, Oct. 3. Led by chef Julien Cellier, the cafe serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday.
[Wednesday, October 5, 2022]