| May 27, 2010
| 9:34 PM
As unemployment continues to stay high and Wall Streetâs roller coaster has investors on edge, Americans -- particularly adults -- are gobbling up candy as a relatively cheap way to indulge themselves. According to the National Confectioners Assn.,...
| May 20, 2010
Basic rice congee
Total time: About 1 hour
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from "The Seductions of Rice" by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. They write, "Some people like their congee thin, with the rice grains cooked until broken and somewhat...
| Apr 22, 2011
The process was routine. L.A. County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was flipping through snapshots of tattooed gang members.
Then one caught his attention.
Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 10:48 AM
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools.
In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
| Aug 26, 2010
Aspen power bars
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: Adapted from chef Pam Davis of the Colorado Cook for America Culinary Boot Camps
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (5 1/4 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons...
| Sep 8, 2011
Dear SOS: During a trip to north Mississippi and the Delta, we ate a memorable meal at Big Bad Breakfast in Oxford. The brandy-spiked pain perdu was a stand-out among the dishes we ordered (with stiff competition from the house-cured bacon and biscuits)....
| Dec 29, 2011
Whether your New Year's festivities include planning a big cocktail party or hosting a simple dinner, odds are you'll want something to feed your guests over the hours as they count down to 2012.
Here are 25 easy-to-make little dishes to choose from...
| Jan 26, 2012
Southern California's one big bowl of noodles for anyone who loves Southeast Asia's many incarnations. And we're not just talking about pho and pad Thai. Look to the Central Vietnamese restaurants of Westminster for your fix of mi quang, neon-yellow...
| May 12, 2011
Dear SOS: An all-time favorite of my entire family is Massaman curry (with chicken) from Cholada Thai in Thousand Oaks. All of the dishes that we have tried are wonderful, but Massaman curry is a staple for us. I would love to have the recipe for this...
| Mar 17, 2009
Even the food industry has come to agree: This country must reform its ineffective food safety system. Beef, peanuts, salsa -- over the last year alone, the American public has been given reason after reason to lose confidence in the food, imported and...
| Mar 5, 2010
| 4:35 AM
In the online video market, Web-based businesses and software developers are taking at least three different approaches to incorporating social media into their products. One, exemplified by user-generated video sites such as YouTube, relies on the...