| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
To some gardeners, it's yacon. To others, Peruvian sweet root. Still others call it Peruvian ground apple, a tuberous crop that can grow to huge proportions....
| May 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I was recently in Atlanta visiting a friend. She took me to Highland Bakery, where I had the most delicious sweet potato pancakes. Can you please try to get the recipe? Thank you so much....
| Sep 8, 2012
Take everything you love about a French fry — that crisp, golden-brown crust enveloping an oh-so-fluffy interior — and flatten it.
In fact, go ahead and smash it.
Lately, I've been frying up smashed potatoes, and they're everything I could...
| May 12, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Many people generically refer to any small potato as "new," but there's a lot more to it than that. Truly new potatoes are those that have been freshly dug and brought to market without curing. After harvest, most potatoes are......
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:38 PM
An emotional Michelle Obama gets wonders if she's on "Oprah" or "The Late Show."...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
5 Questions for Keven Alan Lee of Sherbourne restaurant...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Smirnoff and Bacardi may still be the largest brands in the spirits industry, but it’s smaller and more health-conscious names such as Skinnygirl Cocktails getting the most growth.
Volume sales from the top 250 liquor brands grew 3.1% last year,...
| Dec 15, 2011
For Jewish parents, the Hanukkah holidays are particularly challenging; they last not one day but eight. Beginning this year at sunset Tuesday and ending at sunset Dec. 28, there will be lots of candles to light, loads of latkes to fry and eight nights of...
| Dec 15, 2011
Quick orange lentil soup
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
2 cups red lentils
1 sweet potato (about 10 ounces), peeled
1 large carrot
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 quarts water
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
| Dec 22, 2011
It's become a tradition at the L.A. Times Food section: Every year, we run a holiday essay by a noted Southern California writer reflecting the unique nature of the way we celebrate the season. This year's is by Janet Fitch, whose novels include the best-...
| Mar 17, 2012
For all of the hundreds of restaurants in L.A.'s Koreatown, tucked behind untranslated signs and inside barely marked skyscrapers, in sleek malls and dusty strip centers, the area has never had much in the way of recognizable chefs. Generations of Los...