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Freshest Foods

Five Via articles serve up insight on some of the world's leaders in the farm-to-table movement.

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Pizzaiolo, in Oakland's Temescal District, dishes up beautiful wood-fired pizzas.

What is the recipe to success? For food lovers, it's wholesome ingredients mixed with innovation and passion. Read on to learn about the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement; how a Marin County community prides itself on their local bounty; what makes Provence and Tuscany food capitals of the world; and how underdog dining destinations in the West are leaving folks wanting more.

Maui: A bounty of tropical treats

Tomales Bay, Calif.: Briny oysters and savory cheeses north of San Francisco

Provence and Tuscany: Europe's culinary destinations

Oakland: Fine dining in the other city by the bay

Portland's Division-Clinton: A melting pot of innovative dishes

Photography by Mitch Tobias

This article was first published in May 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.