| Dec 29, 2012
Although summer claims many of the sexiest, most attention-grabbing vegetables, such as eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini, in Southern California the vegetables that thrive in winter are equally abundant and alluring. Roots, crucifers and peas may...
| Jul 7, 2012
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time for the beets
Note: Adapted from Alain Passard's "The Art of Cooking With Vegetables"
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 pound blackberries
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar...
| Jul 7, 2012
In a world overstuffed with weighty, glossy celebrity chef cookbooks, it would be easy to overlook Alain Passard's newly translated "The Art of Cooking With Vegetables." But it would be a mistake.
Granted, it's a slim book — 100 pages even. There...
| Apr 20, 2013
Dear SOS: In the heat of August, I stopped for lunch at Paper or Plastik Cafe. I had the most amazing cold borscht. It was light and refreshing and full-flavored and, like my bubby's, only distilled down to the essence of borscht. Is there any chance...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Food FYI: Yes, it's National French Fry Day...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:39 AM
4539 N. Lincoln Avenue
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Beet Salad with Lemon Confit
Ingredients: 4 beets
4 cups orange juice
1 bunch thyme
1 Tbs banyuls vinegar
1 Tbs blood orange olive...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Beets are back in style. Long thought of as the food of older generations, or deemed too messy to deal with, beets have come back with the help of great chefs across the world.
A culinary staple for thousands of years, beets are among the more striking...
| Sep 5, 2012
Walk the mustard aisle of any store, and "D" will stand for Dijon, a testament, perhaps, to the popularity of all those Grey Poupon commercials. But "D" also means Dusseldorf, an oft-overlooked style that has multiple culinary uses beyond garnishing a hot...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Indiana's lack of rain is negatively affecting forage crops.
Kelly McKenney said she has seen it in the produce aisle.
"Everything is expensive," said McKenney. "It is going up."
She said she has also seen it in the field near her house.
"You can go...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:14 AM
Veggie chips always seem like they’re such a healthy snack, but the reality is that most store-bought veggie chips have more potato starch or rice flour than any real ‘veggies’ – not to mention, many veggies chips are deep-fried,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Something about a county fair brings out the kid in all of us. With all the hope and optimism of a kid, I have been trying for several years to win a blue ribbon in the Largest Beet category at the Orange County Fair. Vic has been very supportive of my...