| Jan 25, 2011
| 10:23 AM
What is the newest and fastest growing trend in the multi-billion dollar per year wedding industry? Why going "green" of course. What does going "green" mean. It means that you can have organic or locally grown food, you can be whisked away in a hybrid...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Alma, chef Ari Taymor’s downtown restaurant that highlights locally grown ingredients through modern techniques, is changing its menu format. Starting Nov. 29, it will offer a five-course menu for $65 and a longer tasting menu for $110. Beverage...
| Oct 25, 2013
The 19-year-old Encino farmers market is one of the two best in the San Fernando Valley, because of its large size and quality, and its preponderance of farmers over prepared food. It's on a par with Studio City, which the manager, Carole Gallegos, ran...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:31 PM
By the time Mira Kozel was 30, she had the bone density of an 88-year-old woman, and she was diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis.
She had been nourishing herself with a diet rich in low-fat muffins, salads accompanied by fat-free salad dressings, black...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
There's more to do with pumpkin than put it in a pie, Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter found during the Thanksgiving holidays. The rich flavors of this stuffing -- nutty seeds, sweet corn and cornbread, and smoky, spicy...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If dogs could talk, they'd sing the praises of Ocean Beach, a laid-back San Diego neighborhood. Here, canines have top-dog status — they even have their own beach. There's much for humans to like as well in what's known as the People's Republic of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SÃO MIGUEL DOS MILAGRES, Brazil — Anyone who says it's the journey that matters most wasn't trying to navigate through the favelas of Maceió, my launch point for Brazil's Costa dos Corais, or Coral Coast, 50 miles north.
Although Maceió has a...
| Jul 13, 2013
Think organic or biodynamic wines are relatively new? Meet the Nikolaihof estate in the Wachau region of Austria, where wine has been made — organically — for close to 2,000 years. The Nikolaihof family is so committed that it serves only...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Downtown's Urban Radish, the first gourmet market of its kind in the Arts District, celebrated its grand opening Saturday with a ribbon-cutting, samples galore and crowds of shoppers.
After the 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting, shoppers sampled Urban Radish's...
| Sep 21, 2013
40 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times. Makes 8 individual fools or one family-style fool
GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS
2/3 cup (2.8 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (1.5 ounces) whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground...