| Mar 13, 2010
| 4:33 PM
With the first day of spring looming next Saturday, some homeowners are starting to plan vegetable gardens. But community gardeners like Van Nuys resident David Ringger, 70, board president of the 22-acre Van Nuys Airport Garden Club, have already sprung....
| Oct 7, 2010
Every chef dreams about opening his or her own restaurant — someday. For Paul Shoemaker, that day jumped closer when he arrived for work at Bastide one morning in 2008 to find out that owner Joe Pytka had abruptly decided to close it down, just...
| Apr 29, 2010
The closing of the Pasadena Playhouse must have been a blow to the new Elements Kitchen right next door. Chef-owner Onil Chibás had to have been counting on business from theatergoers as part of his business plan. But shortly after the renovations were...
| Jul 8, 2010
It's farmers market day in Santa Monica and I have tempura on my mind.
The Japanese farmer carries most of my staples — shishito peppers, burdock, kabocha squash and daikon radish, which I like to grate and put in the dipping sauce; it's like a...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 12:06 PM
LOOKING back on the hundreds of recipes published in Food this year (384, to be exact), we're wondering: How do we stay so thin?
OK, so we don't. Or not all of us, anyway. How could we, when there are so many wonderful dishes to sample week after week?...
| Oct 31, 2010
San Francisco has a way of grabbing hold of its visitors and taking them for an incredible ride, whether they're dangling off the side of a cable car or maneuvering the steep hillside curves of Lombard Street.
But that doesn't mean they want to feel as...
| Nov 14, 2010
The familiar symmetry of the Pacific 10 Conference is changing, and that calls for a road trip.
By joining the Pac-10 in 2011, the universities of Utah and Colorado will make it the Pac-12. With that, the rhythms of USC and UCLA fans traveling to the...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 5:45 PM
Celebrating the New Year in Las Vegas fashion, AOC will have a buffet and an Elvis look-alike. The first seating offers a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes wood-oven-baked cannelloni and petrale sole with caramelized endive. $75,...
| Aug 25, 2011
If you're hungry for a little of Beijing and beyond — northern Chinese dumplings, buns and hand-pulled noodles or maybe even cumin-scented lamb kebabs in the style of Xinjiang's food stalls — look no further. Here's where to get your fix of...
| Nov 26, 2008
Of the many rituals that signify the holiday dinner, there are two that serve as the bookends that make Thanksgiving more than just another lowercase meal: the carving of the turkey to start the festivities and the serving of the pumpkin pie at the very,...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Meet Your Maker: Farmer John Muller and his Giant Atlantic Pumpkins from krista simmons on Vimeo. Giant patches of citrus-colored globes line the 15-mile stretch of Highway 1 just south of San Francisco. Hay bales stacked high as pyramids conceal clusters...