It's probably telling that when asked how he likes to cook cardoons, Flora Bella Farm's James Birch immediately says, "By finding someone else to do it." Birch says he does like the flavor -- it's nearly identical to its thistle cousin, artichoke -- it just takes a bit of work and time to get it 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 >>
The test kitchen at Surfas in Culver City was filled with a standing room-only crowd on Saturday morning for their weekly free cooking demo. Behind the range was local food blogger Kevin West as well as Bettina Birch of BeeGreenFarm in the Three Rivers, California--a regular vendor at both Surfas an ... More >>
It's finally September, which fact you can tell by the school bus fleets, the onset of Trojan football season, and the resurgence of pears at farmers markets. This morning at the Santa Monica farmers market, the Flora Bella Farm stand was heavy with crates of them: Asian pears, red Bartlett pears an ... More >>
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