| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Diet sodas and those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests.
High doses of artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change the population of healthy gut...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Intermittent fasting is an integral part of our history. Our early ancestors managed without three meals a day, and fasting has long been observed in many cultures and religions, including Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and...
| Jun 8, 2013
In the restaurant world, being called "a regular" is a badge of honor. Phil Gittelman has been eating at Hugo's in West Hollywood almost every day for 32 years. He is so fond of the restaurant, which opened in 1980, that he is more than a customer; he's...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Jay Z and Beyoncé are two of the latest celebrities taking the plunge into a vegan lifestyle. The rapper announced on his lifestyle blog that he and his wife would embark on a 22-day vegan challenge Tuesday, one day before his 44th birthday.
Jay Z began...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Lamb roast at Lucques: On Wednesday, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne will be bringing lamb roast night back to Lucques for its third year. The three-course dinner features a main comprised of Windrose Farm lamb with rosemary, thyme and salsa verde,...
| May 30, 2013
Chicago has seen vegetarian restaurants before, and vegetable menus before, but nothing, not even the vegetable tasting menus that Charlie Trotter offered during his long career, compares to the Vegan menu currently featured at Next. In more than 20...
| Jun 20, 2013
To the right of the counter at Brother Tim's Vegetarian Fast Food, a photo of a lean African-American man, at work in a kitchen, grinning, leaps out from the faded page of a decades-old news clipping. The story opens, "Tim Thompson is a one man crusade...
| Oct 9, 2013
Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun.
"I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
| Oct 2, 2013
It was quite a heady experience when I opened the Bread Shop in Chicago in 1971. There was no other vegetarian business in town yet, so creating a whole grain bakery with an adjacent vegetarian grocery store — with my borrowed $1,000 — was...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Hello, cashew-cheese-topped tacos and organic tequila cocktails. Vegan Mexican restaurant and bar Gracias Madre, from the team behind Café Gratitude, is set to open on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood on Friday.
It's the Southern California follow-up to...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Mother's Day is Sunday, and if you're wondering where to celebrate with Mom, here are 24 restaurants offering options such as free Champagne with brunch, blueberry French toast, squash blossom enchiladas and, of course, the bottomless mimosa.