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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]