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  • Chefs, farmers join forces

    Chefs, farmers join forces
    It's ironic, in a rosemary-infused sort of way, that in today's farm-to-table restaurant era few chef-and-farmer relationships have evolved into the true collaborations those farm-specific menus often suggest. Their lives tend to exist in parallel worlds,...
  • China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root

    China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root
    A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine. Chinese what? I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
  • Market Watch: Goatherd's life a rugged climb

    Market Watch: Goatherd's life a rugged climb
    — One of very few goat dairies in Southern California, and one of the newest and best cheese vendors at local certified farmers markets, is Drake Family Farms, which started selling an excellent fresh, mild chevre cheese a little over a year ago. It...
  • James M. Cain's 'Paradise'

    James M. Cain's 'Paradise'
    Return to David L. Ulin's review of this essay. PARADISE I shall attempt, in this piece, an appraisal of the civilization of Southern California, but it occurs to me that before I begin I had better give you some idea what the place looks like. If you...
  • Psst...: Former Louella Parsons home is sold

    Psst...: Former Louella Parsons home is sold
    The Northridge home originally built as a ranch and retreat by renowned Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons sold for $719,000. The two-story French Colonial, part of a 28-acre farm known as Marson Farms when it was constructed in 1937, sits on...
  • Market Watch: The cold beauty of colored kale

    Market Watch: The cold beauty of colored kale
    Colored kale plants with red or purple centers and greenish outer leaves have long been popular as ornamental plants, for home gardens and street landscaping. Although edible, they were really more beautiful than delicious; but several newer varieties...
  • Market Watch: Olive oil, from the hills of Topanga

    Market Watch: Olive oil, from the hills of Topanga
    In the last two decades, there's been a tremendous surge in production of artisanal olive oil in California as consumers have developed an appreciation for the freshness, high quality and distinctive flavors that good locally produced oil can provide....
  • Stocking Stuffer: Sqirl

     
    Sqirl preserves....
  • Market Watch: Cuyama, the perfect hideaway for Pink Lady apples

    Market Watch: Cuyama, the perfect hideaway for Pink Lady apples
    The Cuyama Valley is just 30 miles northeast of Santa Barbara and two hours from downtown Los Angeles, but it's a world of its own, rimmed by stark, rugged mountains, sparsely populated and little known. At the extreme southern end of the valley, the...
  • Japan may ban sales of tainted rice from stricken-reactor area

     
    Japan's central government warned Thursday that it might soon ban shipments of contaminated rice from a farm area affected by the March accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A test Wednesday detected excessive levels of the poisonous...
  • Farmers markets double, local food sales to hit $7 billion, USDA says

     
    Local food sales reached $4.8 billion in 2008, according to USDA report...