| Jan 4, 2010
| 12:06 PM
LOOKING back on the hundreds of recipes published in Food this year (384, to be exact), we're wondering: How do we stay so thin?
OK, so we don't. Or not all of us, anyway. How could we, when there are so many wonderful dishes to sample week after week?...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 12:49 PM
When I first started growing vegetables, I found myself waiting for the precise moment when my veggies looked like the stuff I'm used to seeing at the supermarket: big plump broccoli heads, lettuce grown tightly into a ball, tomatoes perfectly uniform and...
| Oct 7, 2010
Every chef dreams about opening his or her own restaurant — someday. For Paul Shoemaker, that day jumped closer when he arrived for work at Bastide one morning in 2008 to find out that owner Joe Pytka had abruptly decided to close it down, just...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 1:34 PM
Pumpkins aren't just for pie anymore. For as long as there has been Thanksgiving, Americans have clung stubbornly to the notion that pumpkin is meant to be served on a crust with whipped cream.
And on only one day each year.
The Great Pumpkin Crisis...
| Oct 31, 2010
San Francisco has a way of grabbing hold of its visitors and taking them for an incredible ride, whether they're dangling off the side of a cable car or maneuvering the steep hillside curves of Lombard Street.
But that doesn't mean they want to feel as...
| Nov 14, 2010
The familiar symmetry of the Pacific 10 Conference is changing, and that calls for a road trip.
By joining the Pac-10 in 2011, the universities of Utah and Colorado will make it the Pac-12. With that, the rhythms of USC and UCLA fans traveling to the...
| Nov 25, 2010
On this foodiest of food days, we give thanks to the many wonderful people and places in the state making great dishes, and to our readers, who took the time to salute their favorites, some deservedly well-acclaimed, others little-known treasures.
| May 20, 2010
This weekend Vic and I visited a new kind of gardening store in Huntington Beach, Surf City Hydroponics, on the northeast corner of Warner Avenue and Gothard Street. I don't think I've ever been so lost in a store dedicated to growing plants, or so amazed...
| Jun 18, 2010
The young teens get a kick out of the fishermen in our family. They spend hours, even days, at the sport. Some of the guys enjoy guided fly-fishing in remote areas of the country. They wear elaborate get-ups to guard against cold rivers. Photographs prove...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 2:18 PM
Sweet and tangy as they are, pomegranates are undoubtedly the "un-convenience" fruit. Few other foods demand as much of the eater. Not only do you have to break through that tough, leathery outer shell, but then you have to pry apart the pith to get to...
| Nov 11, 2009
Call it the sushi-torta express. Set to start running on Sunday, the Gold Line Eastside Extension is a direct, six-mile shot from Little Tokyo to East Los Angeles. It's also a light-rail lifeline to the incredible variety of restaurants that surrounds...