| Oct 8, 2010
While the weather has careened in the last week from broiling to chilly and sodden and back to warm, and summer produce, such as peaches, peppers and eggplants, continue to be offered at farmers markets, a change is in the air, independent of the...
| Apr 21, 2011
I used to know a guy who would drive up to Santa Barbara just for the afternoon to visit with an old man he respected. I couldn't believe it. In my mind's eye, the Central Coast city seemed much farther than a couple of hours away. Yet it's really not...
| Mar 3, 2011
Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
| Nov 18, 2010
2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir "Dussin Vineyard"
It's a beautiful Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley and winemaker Lynn Penner. The fruit is dark and ripe, but there's no trace of jam in this elegant and lush wine from the vineyard that...
| Apr 14, 2011
There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast.
Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
| Mar 12, 2011
After the quake, it took 45 minutes for the tsunami to reach the coast of Japan — 45 minutes of knowing, of waiting, of bracing.
When it came, they were all glued to their televisions — a Jesuit priest in New York, an engineering professor in...
| Oct 1, 2010
Aromatic matsutakes, a seasonal delicacy prized by the Japanese, rank among the elite of true wild mushrooms — along with porcini, morels and chanterelles — but are generally less available and less well known at farmers markets. Part of the...
| Nov 28, 2010
| 1:01 PM
LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- Whole Foods Market, which specializes in organic and healthy-lifestyle foods, is recalling seven kinds of cheese because listeria and E. coli bacteria were discovered in the products.
The cheeses are Sage Cheddar, Silver Mountain...
| May 31, 2011
| 6:00 PM
Christopher Fussell likes to take pictures of trains and buses. The 29-year-old Oregonian has shot photos and video of transit systems all over the United States.
It wasn't until he came to Baltimore, he said Tuesday, that he was detained for...
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Sep 9, 2010
Sweat dripping down her neck, kiwis in each hand, Chelsea Marando dashes to the crooked baskets of fresh corn. She adjusts the bins, then picks up an ear and peels back one of its leaves. The white kernels sparkle like pearls.
"Isn't that gorgeous,"...