| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Investors keep gobbling up food IPOs, with Potbelly Corp. surging as much as 141% in its market debut Friday, even after pricing above expectations.
In its $105-million initial public offering, the Chicago sandwich chain and its shareholders sold 7.5...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
This is the year of quinoa, by decree of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The ancient grain is prominent in the cookery of many Central and South American countries.
Every time a new ethnic-cooking ingredient comes on the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The Laguna Beach Unified School District board voted Tuesday to extend contracts for two nutrition consultants filling in for the district's food services director, who is on medical leave.
Registered dietitian Melissa Manning will be paid an amount...
| Dec 19, 2013
Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
| Sep 19, 2013
Q: Many of my friends are feeding their toddlers only foods that are labeled “organic” or “whole.” These foods are very expensive, and I wonder if they are worth the additional cost. I don't feed my 2-year-old son junk foods and...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:48 AM
ALSEA, Ore. - Paco is a miniature Sicilian donkey - one of many endearing souls guests encounter when staying overnight at Leaping Lamb Farm, in Alsea.
"Farm stays," as they're called, are popping up at a growing number of farms, ranches and vineyards in...
| Feb 16, 2011
Here's an amazing "potato" dish, minus the butter, the sour cream — even the potatoes. This side dish has the taste of mashed, but contains cauliflower, an antioxidant-rich vegetable, plus millet, a healthful, little-known grain that's been around...
| Mar 11, 2011
Bethenny Frankel has turned her one-time unhealthy obsession with being thin into a multifaceted empire.
Her Skinnygirl brand features supplements and reduced-calorie margaritas. She has cookbooks, exercise videos and soul-baring tomes.
The natural food...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Don't miss the REI members-only Used Gear Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach. REI will allow members to purchase used and returned gear at substantial discounts.
REI is known for the best deals on top-quality...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 5:11 PM
The open egg cartons were at my desk for days, the brilliant patterns and colors of their contents stopping colleagues in their tracks.
"Did you dye these eggs?" they asked with a hint of awe at the mosaic of color. "How did you do it?"
I have to...