| Sep 15, 2012
Coconut water contains about 570 milligrams of potassium in an 8-ounce serving. A banana and a sweet potato have about the same amount; a white potato has 900 milligrams of potassium.
Unsweetened coconut water has about 50 calories...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Everyone knows the "secret" menu at In-N-Out isn't a secret. Even they know it. The menu is dubbed on the company website the "Not-so-secret menu."
An order of Animal Fries, which for those of you not in the know, consists of fries topped with cheese,...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Three new Lay's potato chip flavors will hit grocery stores next week.
Only one will prevail and be added as a new chip flavor to Lay's product line.
Frito-Lay launched a promotional campaign titled "Do Us a Flavor," in which consumers nominated...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Even during the coldest time of the year, gardener Suky Sung Lee enjoys her taro, the “potato of the tropics.” She doesn't eat the tennis-ball-size tubers, but rather the strips of the fibrous stems, which she peeled and dried in the sun...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:29 PM
With Peter Jackson's film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" coming to screens this week, the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien are at the top of the mind. And the top of the menu, if you happen to be sitting at America's chain diner, Denny's.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Johnny Lee would really prefer you not order the tako fries at Spirit House, at least when he’s around. Because he’s a pretty exacting cook, and tako fries are kind of a pain to make. I mean, he peels the potatoes when they come in, and he...
| Apr 14, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When I told friends I was planning a trip to Birmingham, the reaction was universal.
"Alabama?" one asked. "On purpose?"
I shared their skepticism, viewing the travel literature with the jaundiced eye of a longtime Angeleno...
| Jun 10, 2010
Southern California can be thought of as a crazy quilt of humanity stitched together with the spices and flavors of many nations. And at no time is that more apparent than during the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and riles up every...
| Mar 10, 2011
Ragout of spring vegetables
Total time: 45 minutes
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| Oct 7, 2010
Double-mashed potatoes (patatas revolconas)
Total time: 35 minutes
Note: Adapted from "My Kitchen in Spain" by Janet Mendel. Both ibérico ham and smoked pimentón (paprika) are products of Extremadura. Smoked pimentón de la Vera can be...
| Jan 13, 2011
Dear SOS: Earlier this year my wife and I had the best Tuscan tomato soup at Bewley's on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland. It was thick, well-seasoned and simply delicious. We both loved it, and we have tried without success to duplicate it. Do you...