| Mar 31, 2011
Among food-obsessed Angelenos, shawarma isn't as much a point of contention as, say, ramen or carne asada. At too many of the city's Levantine restaurants, flaccid, flavorless strands of meat pass as properly shaved shawarma almost without protest.
| Apr 8, 2011
Mike Campbell, the white Zimbabwean farmer who won a landmark case in southern Africa's highest court challenging the seizure of his farm by President Robert Mugabe's government, died Wednesday. He was 78.
Campbell, whose family said he died of...
| Nov 21, 2010
Chocolate in Paris is serious business. One can hardly walk from the Louvre to the Left Bank without bumping into a chocolate boutique. Hot spots such as Patrick Roger and La Maison du Chocolat tend to be found on "best" lists, but there are scores of...
| Nov 20, 2011
As the sun set over Angkor Wat, the temple built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century, I nosed my Vespa out into the line of three-wheeled tuktuks, bikes and cars. In my pink crash helmet and Gucci bike goggles, I felt as frivolous as an extra...
| Aug 13, 2010
Customers have been wondering for weeks when they'd show up, and now Wong Farms' desert mangoes, among the most exotic and eagerly sought fruits grown in California, are back at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market. Juicy, sweet and aromatic, they're...
| Aug 15, 2010
JCPenney is hopping on the European fast-fashion autostrada by teaming up with Mango to put MNG by Mango shops in select Penney stores and online starting Wednesday.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Mango has more than 1,300 stores in 94 countries but only...
| Aug 12, 2011
Deborah Wong Chamberlain's luscious Valencia Pride mangoes are among a very few elite fruits, such as Blenheim apricots, Snow Queen nectarines and Persian mulberries, whose seasonal appearance at farmers markets occasions the most intense anticipation and...
| Sep 1, 2011
There is something to be said about undertaking a complicated recipe. The thrill of a new challenge, flying solo with nothing more than your blind faith in the written word and the lure of a pretty picture. Then the labor, the cost, the sweat-inducing...
| Sep 1, 2011
Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: 6 to 8
1 pound mangoes
1 cup sugar
Zest and juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons grated ginger
3 cups water
1. Peel the mangoes and remove as much flesh as possible from the pits. Dice...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:09 PM
A few California farmers have long pushed the envelope by trying to grow crops like pineapples or lychees that are really a bit too tropical for local conditions but still tantalizing in their possibilities. A case in point is the mango, which just barely...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
This week, celebrity efforts to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake seem to be moving into overdrive. First came reports that stars of every stripe (think Kanye West, Tony Bennett and Vince Vaughn for starters) descended on a......