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The New York Times: "There is no dignified way to eat deep-fried ... More >>
Summer is a wine-drinking marathon in California, and up and down the coast, each weekend brings pleasant opportunities to imbibe outside. The diversity of events reflects the state's varied wine-growing regions. Those on hotel grounds come with a room night package -- a smart way to go.
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Rhubarb doesn't do well in L.A. gardens. The sleeping rhizomes that sit dormant underground in winter need many chilly days and nights in order to even think about poking above ground in spring. Freezing, chilly weather doesn't help either, as they are barely frost tolerant. Their ideal situation ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaFarmers markets and the vendors who populate them with table bending piles of bumper crops and hard-to-find seasonal produce rarely sell every last item before it's time to collapse the pop up tents and head home. Portlandian pickle jokes aside, what do farmers do with all th ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaThe Hollywood market earlier this year.After reading Beth Barrett's piece about farmers markets this week, it might be tempting to hang up the locavore hat and head out for an angsty and cathartic mouthful at the local McDonald's. We're envisioning an army of market goers as ... More >>
JgarbeePre-Roast Pet Rabbit GuiltThe Jimenez Family Farm motto, "everything under the sun," is more than apt for this Santa Ynez-based family business that offers up an assortment of produce (check out the gorgeous blueberries and boysenberries this time of year), salsas and preserves, and ho ... More >>
B. HansenMatt and Jeff Nichols, with their new bookBrothers Matt and Jeff Nichols weren't in the kitchen, and their popular restaurant, Brothers at Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos, was closed on a recent Sunday afternoon. Then why was it full of people eating great food and drinking local wines ... More >>
Flickr/Simon ShekShould this sandwich be illegal?
Some towns, to maintain their unique personality, have an ordinance in place banning "formula restaurants" like McDonald's and Applebee's from opening up within their borders. One of those towns -- Springdale, Utah -- has been doing it since ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
From a storefront located in the highly controlled, non-spontaneous South Park district of Downtown glows a business that is actually an important piece of any real neighborhood: the local bakery.
Open since June 30, Hygge Bakery is stocked with fresh traditional Danish baked goods, including the ... More >>