| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:53 AM
It's Gluten-Free Wednesday. When you're looking for easy on-the-go solutions, you can't go wrong with a wrap. Keep it gluten-free using lettuce or cabbage. And keep it fun -- and calorie-conscious -- with tempting beef, shrimp and Philly cheesesteak...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Just when I thought that diversity had come to La Cañada Flintridge, the banana leaf conundrum forced me to reconsider.
When we moved to La Cañada in 1976, it was a white bread town. There was a store on Linda Vista called Jurgensen’s that used...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Now you can drink your beer and eat it, too! Well, sort of. I've pulled together some of our favorite beer-infused recipes for your weekend pleasure.
Whether you call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans, if you're a fan, they don't get much better than...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
LIMA, Peru -- A territorial dispute between Chile and Peru ended Monday with an international court awarding Peru a triangle of Pacific Ocean territory covering thousands of square miles rich in fishing and other natural resources.
Peru filed the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Spending by international visitors to the United States continues to soar, with data for 2013 showing foreign travelers spent a record-breaking $180.7 billion on food, lodging, souvenirs and hotels.
The spending by foreign visitors represented a 9% jump...
| Dec 14, 2013
Christmas breakfasts are meals of tradition in my family. Dinner, the rest of them pretty much let me play around however I want. But breakfast has to follow a certain script. Still, there are traditions, and then there are traditions.
A couple of years...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Until recently, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was known as the world's hottest chile pepper. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records last month, it's now the Carolina Reaper grown by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co. in South Carolina.
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:50 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Former President Michelle Bachelet was elected to a new term as Chile’s leader in a landslide victory Sunday, becoming the first woman to be reelected chief executive in the nation’s history.
With 90% of votes counted, she...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The engrossing "Desert Runners" follows several participants in the 4 Deserts Series, a globe-spanning annual lineup of "ultramarathon" races noted for their extreme conditions and length. While undertaking even one of these brutal endurance tests might...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Somewhere in the world, there is a Sriracha fan who has turned his beard into a bowl. It sags below his chin in the form of an elongated cup made of wiry brown hairs. He fills the beard bowl with ramen noodles. And before eating them with a pair of wooden...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:26 PM
The Sriracha obsession may be getting a little out of hand. After a judge ordered the partial shutdown of the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha plant in Irwindale in November, someone listed a single packet of sauce for sale on EBay for $10,000. And the hot sauce...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The soup dumpling is practically endemic in the San Gabriel Valley, a fixture on the menu of every restaurant that even pretends to serve Shanghai-style cooking, and at a lot of restaurants that don't. Some Cantonese restaurants feature xiao long bao on...