| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Salt & Straw ice cream at Joan's: Beginning Friday, Joan's on Third will serve Salt & Straw ice cream by the scoop. Salt & Straw of Portland, Ore., was named one of Saveur’s favorite ice creams, a Sunset magazine "Best of the West" selection, a...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Food and community: Apolis, a “socially motivated lifestyle brand that empowers communities,” will be hosting a summer speaking series with the first event scheduled June 18. Marcus Samuelsson, author of “Yes, Chef,” and Rohan...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
It's hard to find a packaged food at the grocery store that doesn't have a million ingredients in it. And most of them seem to be unpronounceable. But what about the ingredients we do recognize on labels? The ones we think we know just because we see them...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Bicycle-churned organic ice cream?
That's CicLAvia for you.
Edward Belden, who runs his own ice cream shop in downtown Los Angeles called Peddler's Creamery, was among the thousands of bicyclists that joined in L.A.'s seventh car-free event. Belden...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Who doesn't love a cucumber?
Picklers, slicers, green or yellow, smooth or bumpy, thin- or thick-skinned, chubby Kirbys, little cornichons, English, Japanese, Persian. Good thing then that with the impending heat comes cucumber season.
They peak with...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Carrot cake ice cream
Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling and freezing time
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| Mar 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On a cruise
Don't eat lunch the day you board a cruise. A lengthy lunch usually is available as a buffet on the first day. Also, check out your dinner seating arrangements early on the first day as you tour the ship. If you are not happy with the...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Today at the ice cream truck, a free sample of chocolate soft serve comes at a price: You have to deal with Jillian (Jess Weixler).
Hungover, bitter and thoroughly uninvested in the success of the company's promotional giveaway that gives "Free Samples"...
| May 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
“Arrested Development” is so close we can taste it, and it tastes like a mix of cornballs, hot ham water, martinis for breakfast and just a hint of frozen banana.
To get you fully prepared for Season 4 (15 episodes!) to be released Sunday on...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The life of a reporter is tough. I recently had to work on a warm and sunny Saturday.
My assignment? To go a four-hour ice-cream tour of Los Angeles, starting well before noon.
I got on a bus at Universal City and tasted my first ice cream at 10:30 a....
| May 25, 2013
After enduring exhausting, emotionally draining relationships back to back, I had decided enough was enough. I was 38 and had been doing the L.A. dating thing for eight years after a broken engagement. You name it, I had dated it.
The guy who couldn't...