Thinking of eggs as a seasonal crop might be a paradigm line some seasonal eaters aren't ready to cross. But consider for a moment the current state of the egg. We've been conveniently and cheaply inundated with mass-produced ova for decades, and all of them are predominantly produced from static ... More >>
Dr. Suess spent a lifetime weaving cunningly benign rhymes for children about the environment, the dangers of isolationism and materialism, racial equality and the arms race. But ask a kid (or most adults for that matter) what they remember most about Suess and they're likely to zero in on the food ... More >>
With the resurgence in pickling and preserving, Los Angeles County's revived Master Food Preserver (MFP) program is all the rage. The MFP, which we first reported on back in January, is taking applications for the spring 2012 class. Open to L.A. County residents, the 12-week session covers canning, ... More >>
Ball, Corp.With the establishment the Master Food Preserver program here in L.A. earlier this year, chances are there are a few budding, or even master, food preservers on your shopping list. And it might be tempting to go out and get them a Ball canning kit and call it a day.
That's about ... More >>
Margy RochlinTomato and coriander jam (left), sauerkraut (right).This Wednesday, what was fleetingly Gus' Lunch Box will officially become Sqirl (pronounced "squirrel"), where you can buy over 15 varieties of owner Jessica Koslow's small-batch jams and preserves. Produced in custom-made coppe ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaHeirloom varieties on display at the Good Food Festival kick off celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
We're currently smack dab in the middle of what has been a pretty enjoyable tomato season. Last year, it seemed like everyone was experien ... More >>
If you weren't ready to be a Master Food Preserver, or just couldn't get in to the elite canning class, Food Forward has you covered. The non-profit organization that harvests fruit from private gardens and public spaces to give to local food pantries is launching Can It!, a preservi ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaThe disputed half of the Hollywood Farmers Market, south of Selma on Ivar.
On Monday, Councilmember Eric Garcetti and SEE-LA Chairman Michael Woo announced that the Hollywood Farmers Market would get another extension on their street closure permit to nail down exactly what's ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaMaster Food Preserver Ernest Miller teaches about jar inspection at the UC Cooperative Extension
Ernest Miller, Executive Chef at Farmer's Kitchen and Master Food Preserver (MFP) Instructor for the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) (also we love that their website is ucanr.org), ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaSeville oranges from Walker Farms (Pasadena and Glendale markets).
In land where the orange (think Washington navel and Valencia) is the stuff of legend, responsible for transforming swaths of California ranchos into tidy blossom-scented groves, it's a bit puzzling to wander ... More >>