| Aug 30, 2010
| 4:35 PM
A doorknob is seen turning, the door opens slightly, and a figure in black leather -- including gloves -- enters the apartment we have come to know as Will Travers' Manhattan studio. As the camera follows the figure slowly walking......
| Jun 27, 2010
"Everybody knows Kent," Charles Dickens wrote in "The Pickwick Papers," "apples, cherries, hops and women."
Almost 175 years after publication of "Papers," Kent, just 50 miles south of London, is still known as the garden of England and the larder of...
| May 1, 2011
The Chicken Chronicles
(The New Press: 208 pp.,$21.95)
You pick up the book and you enter the slow, dazy world of the writer and her chickens. You put the book down to get something to eat and the spell is loosened. You think, "Chickens?...
| Aug 7, 2010
Ten women gathered around a few tables and at a sink one recent Friday afternoon to make soup, rice with vegetables and barbecued fish for a community potluck dinner.
That ordinary act — making a meal, repeated monthly — represents a profound...
| Oct 14, 2009
Anna Thomas, a few canvas bags hanging on one arm, wanders the rows of the Ventura farmers market just eight hours before her guests are to sit around the table in the soaring great room of her home in Ojai. She chooses yellow onions and prune plums,...
| Oct 14, 2009
Kale salad with cranberries and walnuts
Total time: About 30 minutes
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas. Dinosaur kale is also known as black, Tuscan or lacinato kale.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 pound (1 large...
| Jan 28, 2009
One of the best dinners that you can make with the vegetables you probably already have on hand doesn't even require a pot of boiling water. Just a pot of simmering water.
It's rustic, beautiful vegetable soup, and if you think that means a pull-out-...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 1:36 PM
You can find all sorts of kale at the market these days, including frilly pastel-colored flowering varieties and rough-edged Russian kale with its red border. But probably the sweetest kale is the one sometimes called Tuscan. Actually, it travels under...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 2:26 PM
Of all of winter's hardy greens, none are more popular than the many members of the kale family, and dark green, red-stemmed Russian kale may well be the sweetest of all. The tips of the leaves are tender enough to be eaten raw, but they are infinitely...
| Aug 30, 2006
Total time: 50 minutes, plus 1 hour resting time
4 Chinese eggplants
1 tablespoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 shallots, minced
4 cups chopped black kale (lacinto) shallots, minced
| Dec 30, 2009
The number of farmers markets in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the last decade, from 53 to 129, and many of the venues are new, small and operated by neophytes. Such is the case with the Los Feliz farmers market, which was started five...