| 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 7, 2012
Scott Jurek is a nice guy who exhibits none of the sanctimonious proselytizing that vegans sometimes do.
He's also a guy who gave up a fast-food burger diet and runs what many consider to be obscenely long distances. How long? In 2010, he ran an...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2012
Love dumplings? The soupy, Shanghai-style ones filled with juicy pork? Puck-shaped Beijing ones with beef? Pan-fried? Steamed? Boiled? There are Vietnamese dumplings made with rice flour wrappers folded around chunks of sautéed shrimp. Or beefy Lebanese...
| Mar 11, 2012
IF YOU GO
From LAX, nonstop service to Chicago is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) on US Airways and connecting service (change of plane) on United, American, Delta and US Airways. Restricted...
| Aug 4, 2012
To understand Red Hill, Jason Michaud and Trevor Rocco's newish place in a converted Chinese bakery just north of Sunset, you could do worse than to look at the bread-and-butter plate, a once-free nicety that has evolved into an item of competition in L....
| Mar 4, 2012
There's only a one-letter difference between "Vegas" and "vegan," but until recently the two could not have been further apart. For years, the best herbivore option in Sin City has been a nondescript shop on Spring Mountain Road called Ronald's Donuts...
| Mar 10, 2012
As co-host of "The Chew"(a food and talk show on ABC), Daphne Oz gets to sample items like the Big Mike Burger (two patties, three buns and cheese), chicken and dumplings à la Gwyneth Paltrow and pizza by fellow host Mario Batali.
But the daughter of...