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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
Meet a self-taught Palo Alto home chef making healthy, Instagrammable recipes
Fida Milki for years had been a health-conscious home chef and enjoyed cooking for friends and family at her Palo Alto house. She has just released an e-cookbook of recipes for the new year themed around detoxing from the holidays.
[Friday, January 6, 2023]

Tal Palo brings Mexican fare to Los Altos with its homey restaurant and retail shop
The family behind one of Los Altos' newest restaurants wants you to feel at home. They've even gone so far as to bring elements from their home to Tal Palo, their Mexican restaurant and shop that opened last week on Main Street.
[Wednesday, December 21, 2022]

Raising the (chocolate) bar: 10 Peninsula spots to satisfy your hot cocoa cravings
We scoured the Peninsula to find the best hot chocolate offerings around. We've got both boozy and alcohol-free options, some for drinking out and others for making at home. Here's your guide to classy cocoa.
[Thursday, December 15, 2022]

Two sisters open a new Uyghur restaurant in downtown Menlo Park
Almira and Kalbi grew up in a foodie family. In their home region, the two sisters' parents ran a restaurant for decades, and the four of them would go on epic six-hour road trips to seek out specific dishes, Almira said.
[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, December 4, 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.
[Wednesday, October 26, 2022]