5 years ago | Baking
People who decorate cakes for a living make mistakes. It's inevitable: They misspell the occasional "birthday," run out of room in the middle of an inscription, craft swirly brown blobs of icing into barely recognizable dogs. The best of this work...
5 years ago | Cheap Eats
Where to find a good, authentic cheesesteak in Los Angeles? It's a question that sparks heated debates among Philadelphia transplants. And who better to put the issue to rest than Carolyn Wyman (pictured). This food historian sampled more than 50 ...
6 years ago | Eggs
Lora Hall needed guidance when her chicken got sick. The Echo Park gardener had been keeping several in her backyard for more than a year, but she'd never handled a serious illness. What was the most humane way to put a sick chicken down? Her frie...
6 years ago | Cooking
Michael O'Malley remembers every detail of the wood-fired pizza he ate in Barcelona. The Pomona College art professor was there to study Gaudi, but it was the dough that really moved him: "The tender, chewy crust. The hint of ash. The dryness of t...
6 years ago | Garden
Tara Kolla knows gardening can be daunting. Take her case: She works her half-acre backyard and business, Silver Lake Farms, almost entirely by herself. For the past three years, she's been showing beginners the ropes with semi-weekly workshops in...