| Jun 9, 2012
To the rational mind, the notion of willingly depriving oneself of food for days on end seems illogical, at best. Basic biology, after all, dictates that calories are necessary to sustain everyday functioning and that low levels of, say, iron or potassium...
| Jun 16, 2012
Dear SOS: We've just returned from a trip to Chicago, and I tell you, we were there for just five days, but we were at the Purple Pig three times. My fave is their fried pig's ears with crispy kale. What an amazing dish! Can you see if they are willing to...
| Sep 15, 2012
Los Angeles, short neither of nice days nor of boulevards, should be the world capital of sidewalk dining — sprawling areas spilling out onto sidewalks and toward the streets, colonizing street parking in Brentwood and downtown, taking over Westwood...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Does kale cure cancer? Will it make your teeth whiter and brighter? Has it publicly canoodled with Pippa Middleton, Khloe Kardashian or J.K. Rowling? Not that we know of, no. But kale is this year's glamorous “it” vegetable, served at all...
| Mar 1, 2012
— Morning fog weaves its way through colorful rows of vegetables, herbs and flowers as staff and apprentices gather at the center of the garden at Esalen Institute. It's 7 a.m. The freshly awakened faces sit calmly in a circle for a morning...
| Oct 27, 2012
Have you been to Tom Bergin's Tavern lately? No — not Molly Malone's, the pub with the bands; the other one on Fairfax, a few blocks south, with the Irish coffee and the old Bing Crosby vibe. Bergin's has been a fascinating place since Brandon...
| Mar 10, 2012
Kale is about as unlikely a food star as you can imagine. It's tough and fibrous. Bite a piece of raw kale and you'll practically end up with splinters between your teeth. Nevertheless, kale has become a green of the moment because, given a little special...
| Mar 10, 2012
Total time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 to 6
1/4 cup farro
1/4 cup mixed dried fruit (such as sour cherries, cranberries, raisins)
1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
1 pound kale (about 2 bunches)
1 tablespoon olive oil...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Ivette Soler: Author Ivette Soler, who wrote "The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden," discusses stylish ways to blend edible plants with ornamental ones....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Thanksgiving 2011: Restaurant roundup...
| Feb 24, 2011
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound fresh mild Italian sausage, casings removed and crumbled
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 bunches (about 1 pound) kale, stemmed and torn into large pieces
1/2 cup (1 stick)...