| Jul 21, 2012
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological.
"Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Most California apples are grown either well north of Los Angeles, in mountains, or near the coast, where cool winters and nights boost production and quality. Ojai, atrociously hot in summer, is better known for its citrus, but in some of its valleys...
| Mar 8, 2012
Located in a narrow canyon four miles north of Santa Paula, Mud Creek Ranch combines a historic family homestead, a commercial organic citrus and avocado orchard and a mystery zone where the usual rules of farming do not apply. It is a one-family...
| Dec 8, 2012
When I was in my 20s, studying wine and living on very little money in Paris, I couldn't afford to eat in real restaurants very often. But I'd stop at a favorite wine bar a couple of times a week. It always seemed to be cold weather, and the chill crept...
| Dec 8, 2012
Total time: 1½ hours, plus chilling and cooling times
Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) tart
Note: Investigate the heirloom apples at the farmers market, asking the farmer's advice about baking apples. Golden Delicious is a classic apple for this tart,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:53 AM
While farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, demand for fresh, local, seasonal produce has increased even faster. Several types of entrepreneurs have arisen to satisfy this demand, including specialty produce distributors, shopping services...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: 1½ hours, plus cooling time for the pies
Note: To rehydrate the raisins, place them in a small saucepan and cover with rum, another liqueur or juice, and warm over gentle heat until the raisins are softened and plump....
| Apr 28, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Superman renounces his US citizenship after having his actions construed as instruments of American policy, Superman said...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Thanksgiving 2011: Restaurant roundup...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Today's "Eat Beat" recipe demonstration is for long and slow baked apples from Food editor Russ Parsons: "A two-hour spin on the fashionable French restaurant dessert 20-hour apples, they are sliced very thin, layered in individual ramekins with a little....
| Aug 12, 2010
The iconic upside-down cake of the American imagination is a golden sponge gilded with a slick of caramel, a corona of sweetened pineapple rings and incandescent maraschino cherries. Yet as sunshiny as it may seem, it hardly qualifies as a seasonal...