| Apr 28, 2012
| 4:33 PM
This week, Andrea Nguyen writes about Chinese fermented black beans:...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2012
Here are some good places for eating experiences:
Local eatery. Hawaiian Style Cafe, Waimea. This low-key breakfast joint is an obsession with those who have tried it. Lines of locals form on weekends, and the place closes when it runs out of food. The...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Burger King Corp.promised Wednesday to switch to only cage-free eggs and pork -- a day after the reemergence of mad-cow disease focused national scrutiny even more on Americans’ food sources.
The fast food giant, one of the largest in the world,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Veggie Grill, the chain of vegetarian restaurants based in Santa Monica, is planning to double its store count within 18 months.
In the first half of the year, branches are set to open in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Seattle. The company...
| Sep 2, 2010
It may be 7,536 miles away from her own kitchen in Tel Aviv, but I can just see my 95-year-old mother jotting down suggestions for what she thinks my sister in Los Angeles should serve on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year that starts at sundown Wednesday....
| Jan 13, 2011
Dear SOS: Earlier this year my wife and I had the best Tuscan tomato soup at Bewley's on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland. It was thick, well-seasoned and simply delicious. We both loved it, and we have tried without success to duplicate it. Do you...