| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
You’ve likely heard suggestions for making greens without the pork fat or “fried” chicken in the oven. All well and good, but the connection of “soul food” to African Americans goes way beyond editing recipes, and a new...
| Dec 8, 2012
If you had asked an observer a few years ago whether the future of dining in Los Angeles was more likely to be influenced by its mobile restaurants or its pop-ups, the money would have been on the trucks. Food trucks seemed to draw from everything about...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Starbucks Coffee Co.’s foray into juice is bearing fruit (and vegetables), with its first Evolution Fresh store now open and selling “wholesome products” in Bellevue, Wash.
The Seattle coffee giant, hoping for an entryway into the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Life may be getting easier for vegans and vegetarians – especially the ones who still crave meat – with more food choices available from manufacturers and restaurants.
Activists participating in a nationwide effort Tuesday to convince...
| May 27, 2012
LONDON — As a Californian, I had forgotten that you don't cancel your life just because it rains. If you did, you'd never see anything in London, at least not recently. And there is much to see.
Too much, in fact. It's a travel buffet, and it's...
| Nov 3, 2012
Thousands of shimmering lanterns illuminate India's towns and villages in an otherworldly glow on Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Hindu households set out rows of diya, small clay lamps, to create a symbolic path for Lord Rama on his legendary...
| Nov 3, 2012
Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, is the culture's most lavishly celebrated holiday.
Rather like Christmas and New Year's Eve rolled into one, the five-day fete is filled with parties, street festivals, fireworks, gift giving — and oh, yes,...
| Aug 25, 2012
BELFAST, Maine — The first sign says, "Slow." Then, about 50 feet down this back road in mid-coast Maine, there's a second sign. It says, "Slower."
I ease up on the pedal. That about sums up the rhythm of life in this part of Maine, which is...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:14 PM
McDonald’s, that carnivore’s haven of beefy Big Macs and chicken McNuggets, is going vegetarian.
The fast food giant will open its first non-meat restaurant next year in India, in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar. The branch, to be located by...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Normally meat-centric McDonald’s confirmed that it plans to open two all-vegetarian locations in India — and now customers, herbivore activists and others are buzzing.
One no-meat branch will be based in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 9:16 AM
There’s a new kind of Starbucks coming to California: The coffee chain is planning to set up one of its Evolution Fresh Inc. juiceries in San Francisco this fall.
The Seattle company already operates hundreds of coffee outlets around the Golden...