| Jul 14, 2012
Take two slices of cherry pie and call me in the morning.
OK. That's not quite the advice doctors are wont to give. But it might make at least a sliver of sense.
Cherry pie contains the same sort of anti-inflammatory compounds as aspirin and other non-...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:00 AM
At Wattles Farm, the community garden in Hollywood, Gina Thomas pointed out a cluster of tiny, husk-enclosed ground cherries hidden among the foliage. Some were no bigger than marbles.
"It comes from South America," she said, adding that one Wattles...
| Jul 27, 2012
Of the dozen tomato varieties displayed at Vang Thao's stand last Saturday, one, with purplish black skin over a flaming orange ground color, stood out spectacularly. It's a new variety, Indigo Rose, pigmented by anthocyanins, the same compounds...
| Nov 10, 2012
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: Makes a generous 1½ quarts
Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield. Dried pears can be found in most well-stocked and gourmet markets, as well as online. Pickled mustard seeds are available at select gourmet...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Holiday cookies: Sour cherry rugelach...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Although prepared almond and hazelnut pastes (and marzipan, a sweetened almond paste) can be found at many gourmet markets and specialty stores, they can easily be made at home....
| Dec 16, 2010
Sour cherry rugelach
Submitted by Leah Koch of Los Angeles
"In 2005, my mother died of ovarian cancer the day after Christmas. We stumbled around in a fog for a few months, but before we knew it, it was the holidays again. This time, it was my father...
| Jan 14, 2012
If you're lazily inclined to define Diane Keaton by the crossword-puzzle-sized word "actor," you need to get out more. Add to that her work as director and producer, photographer, restorer of venerable houses, board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
One chef proves aged Italian vinegar wields the power to uniquely juxtapose flavors....
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The Dry Garden: Checklist for September In a crowded world, original observations are few. One of mine is that beets taste good with everything -- provided that you like beets. Another is that the good people of Los Angeles might......