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WE CHECKED IN WITH PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES WE PROFILED DURING THE PANDEMIC. HERE'S HOW THEY'RE FARING

The Food section wrote about dozens of people and businesses during the pandemic. We checked in with a few of them to see how things...

BRAISED OKRA AND CHICKEN WITH CARAMELIZED LEMON AND OLIVES

The classic combo of chicken and okra gets a bright lift from caramelized lemons and salty olives.

 
 
 

STIR-FRIED OKRA WITH CORN AND RED CHILES

Okra and corn combine in this summery stir-fry spiced with fresh chiles, garlic and scallions.

OKRA IS SO MUCH MORE THAN ITS SLIMY REPUTATION

All the ways the slimy vegetable is eaten throughout the world and recipes that highlight its versatility.

 
 
 

CRUNCHY ROAST OKRA WITH GOLDEN LABNEH

Sugar and spices add flavor to crispy, roast okra served over a bed of labneh spiced with turmeric, chiles, garlic and ginger.

REVIEW: AT THE SECOND LOCATION OF A.O.C. IN BRENTWOOD, TWINNING IS WINNING

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne open a second, triumphant location of A.O.C. in Brentwood

 
 
 

MAR VISTA'S COOKBOOK QUEEN WANTS HER LIVING ROOM BACK, SO SHE'S SELLING TREASURED TITLES

Ellin Palmer is selling titles from her collection of classic cookbooks at the Mar Vista farmers market, often at discount prices.

SINGAPORE'S PARADISE DYNASTY IS BRINGING ITS SOUP DUMPLINGS TO ORANGE COUNTY

Singapore's Paradise Dynasty chain will bring its colorful xiao long bao to Southern California

 
 
 

REFRESHING SUMMER COCKTAILS AND MOCKTAILS

10 cold adult beverages for hot summer nights

WHAT TO DO WITH THE JAM YOU MAKE

How to serve it and what foods it goes best on.

 
 
 

PITTED: PECTIN

A primer on why knowing about pectin doesn't matter for making stone fruit jam.

L.A. IN A JAR

The seasons of preserving fruit in Southern California.

 
 
 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHILE COOKING JAM

From splattering and sticking to stirring - how to use your senses to know your jam is perfect.

PICKING FRUIT AT THE MARKET FOR MAKING JAM

How to choose the best fruit to make the best jam.

 
 
 

SEASONS OF PRESERVES: STONE FRUIT

How to turn the summer's best peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots into the best jam.

OP-ED: FEELING THE DROUGHT ON MY FAMILY FARM

I farm organically outside Fresno, part of one of the world's richest and most productive agricultural oases, providing, of course,...

 
 
 

PITTED: THE PLATE TEST

Why you don't need to know about the plate test to make great stone fruit jam.

7 STONE FRUIT JAMS TO BUY IN L.A. NOW

A list of the best stone fruit jams in Los Angeles from restaurants and farmers markets.

 
 
 

PREPARATIONS FOR MAKING JAM

How to clean your fruit and what other ingredients you need before you start cooking.

THE ONLY EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO MAKE JAM

The best pot, spoon and scale needed to easily make jam at home

 
 
 



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STOP Foodborne Illness delivers plan to improve U.S. food recall process

Nonprofit activist group, STOP Foodborne Illness, has announced that the organization has finalized recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration to modernize the... Read more ...

Judge orders Amos Miller to pay $250,000 fine within 30 days or risk jail

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Global Salmonella outbreak linked to melons from Honduras

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