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  • Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer

    Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer
    Many are the virtues claimed for Southern California's climate, but a similarity to England's rarely ranks among them. Early Wednesday morning at the Santa Monica farmers market, however, the chill and dense fog were indeed London-like and emblematic of the mild temperatures this summer that have made for a banner year for Michael Cirone's apples, grown in See Canyon, near San Luis Obispo.
  • Market Watch: Persian cucumbers tastefully taking over

    Market Watch: Persian cucumbers tastefully taking over
    Ten years ago, Elizabeth Schneider, the doyenne of produce writers, called for "a cucumber revolution" in her definitive book, "Vegetables From Amaranth to Zucchini". Denouncing the standard American slicing varieties, she implored, "Refuse to buy pumped-...

    Recipe: Peking duck

    Recipe: Peking duck
      Peking duck Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes, plus 1 1/2 days chilling time Servings: 4 to 6 Note: This recipe requires the use of a small pump (such as a bicycle pump); the duck can be inflated by hand using a bamboo straw or turkey baster, though...

    The Find: Newport Beach fish lovers salute Bear Flag

    The Find: Newport Beach fish lovers salute Bear Flag
    Bear Flag Fish Co. is the seafood wonderland we all long for on idle summer days, a fish market-cum-restaurant where brilliant slabs of tuna glint like rubies and the spindrift of crashing waves hangs in the air. It's minimalism at its seafaring best &#...

    The Dekopon arrives in California

    The Dekopon arrives in California
    I still remember the first time I tasted the legendary fruit the Dekopon. Think of a huge mandarin, easy to peel and seedless, with firm flesh that melts in the mouth, an intense sweetness balanced by refreshing acidity, and a complex, lingering...