True Colors: Creating Natural Food Dyes at Home

In food as in nature, color abounds. Natural dyes, made from food scraps that would otherwise go composted or unused, suddenly inspire creative opportunities that reduce food waste. They can replace synthetic chemical colorings in foods like frostings, icings and batters. They can also dye fiber such as yarn, clothing and pillowcases. And they can add color to DIYs and projects from paper crafts to homemade paints to Easter eggs

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Doors to the first ever Los Angeles Coffee Festival open in two weeks, and the first of their headline roasters, speakers, baristas, chefs and workshops have been announced.

Always wanted to know what it takes to make the leap from barista to coffee shop owner? International coffee legend, Barista Dritan Alsela, is taking to our Lab stage to tell all. Learn about The New Rules of Coffee with Jordan Michelman and Zac Carlson of Sprudge, will be…

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Fear in the Fields

For third-generation farmer Maria Inés Catalán, agriculture is her culture. The 55-year-old owner of Catalán Family Farm in Hollister is carrying on a tradition passed down from her grandfather, who was a farmer in Mexico, to her father, who came to...

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Kaukasis: Zahir's Stoned Chicken

Chef Zahir is one of the most-friendly yet serious chefs I have ever met. He has worked at Xanlar, a restaurant in the city of Qebele in Azerbaijan, since he was 14 years old. Zahir’s boss was determined to re-create a truly ancient method of cooking meat...

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