The Nosh Wire: 12.01.17

First Base Burger with fries at Hopscotch in Oakland. Photo: jpellgen/Flickr

Meet the man who introduced Italian regional specialty foods to the U.S. (Nosh)
Boichik Bagels ‘taste like home’ — and maybe like H&H (J. Weekly)
Local chefs dish on their favorite recipes (Oakland Magazine)
Oaktown Spice Shop expands to Albany (East Bay Express)
Stay Gold Deli (Dirt Road Travels)
Our favorite cookbooks of 2017 (SF Chronicle)
From the #Baconslut to Red Velvet Pancakes and A.M. Elixirs: 4 fab Bay Area brunch spots (East Bay Times)