| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Hostess Brands Inc. agreed to sell many of its bread brands – including Wonder and Nature’s Pride – to rival bakery business Flowers Foods as the liquidating company prepares to shut itself down.
Flowers, which owns the Tastykake and...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One by one, the diabetic patients reluctantly stepped on the scale in the basement of a South Los Angeles clinic. Nearby, a nurse scribbled numbers on a chart.
Camara January, 31, her round face framed by a sparkly headband, held her breath. The number...
| Dec 24, 2012
When the delivery truck pulled up at the base of their steep driveway, the Beardsley children knew what to do.
The crew, clad in hand-me-down clothes, poured out of their eight-bedroom Carmel home and down the hill. They helped unload 50-pound bags of...
| Dec 22, 2012
Panforte's name translates to "strong bread," but it is more confection than cake or bread, barely bound with flour and heavy with preserved fruit and honey that dissolve together as they cook. It's studded with toasted nuts and spiced with black pepper,...
| Dec 29, 2012
Have you ever had the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich at the new Storefront Deli in Los Feliz? Because that sandwich, less made from scratch than reverse-engineered from a meat lover's fondest late-summer daydreams, is at the heart of one of the...
| Dec 30, 2012
MOSCOW — On New Year's Eve, dining-room tables across Russia will be covered with a mosaic of glittering red caviar, piroshki, marinated mushrooms, beet salad and herring. Chilled vodka bottles and Champagne flutes will tower over the dishes,...
| Jan 6, 2013
— One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, the wine-wobbly beam suddenly illuminated several sets of legs....
| Dec 15, 2012
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills.
I've bought or borrowed quite a few...
| Apr 27, 2013
1 hour, plus setting times. Serves 8
1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, preferably 70% Cordillera
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons brandy
1/4 pound (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
1. Cut the chocolate into 2-...
| Apr 6, 2013
Here are samples from three of my favorite books.
From "Mediterranean Food" by Elizabeth David
Ratatouille aux Oeufs
1 lb. potatoes, 3/4 lb. onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 small marrows (zucchini), 3 tomatoes, 3 green pimentos (sweet peppers), eggs,...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Imagine you could pay whatever you wanted for your lunch. Regardless of the menu price, you could give the cashier whatever cash you had in your wallet. It could be $10, $5, $1 or even nothing.
That's the idea behind the pay-what-you-want Panera cafes...