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Life is Sweet in Laguna Niguel

Dolce Vita is a multiple threat, with good-quality gelato, cupcakes and cookies, plus Italian olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Their gelato has a sensationally smooth texture and comes in a variety of flavors READ MORE

Pumpkin Cookies

Fall is pumpkin season–time for jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cookies. Most pumpkin cookies are like little pumpkin cakes in texture, and somehow not as satifying as you think they’d be. Not these two: one is a chocolate chip cookie, but, y READ MORE

Fried Coke!

Fried coke is a quirky fried treat that may displace funnel cakes at state and county fairs. It’s deep-fried balls of batter that have been flavored with coke. ... READ MORE

Transforming Takeout Tidbits

Some hounds can’t wait to dive into the dregs of last night’s takeout meal straight from the carton, standing in front of the fridge. But others don’t want another meal of goulash, or can’t can’t quite imagine what they might do with a half cup of massama READ MORE

Green and Black’s Chocolate Bars

The chocolate bars made by Green and Black’s are organic and very good; they’re available at Target stores and Whole Foods. Especially nice is their white chocolate. ... READ MORE

Consider the Source

The Center for Consumer Freedom battles the impending NYC trans fats ban with an over-the-top TV ad. READ MORE

Found, Not Farmed

A BBC video on foraging instills a hunter-gatherer longing, but learning about wild food is best done in person. READ MORE

Edward Behr Rocks the Jura

The new quarterly installment of The Art of Eating is out, and it features a synapse-searing profile of wines from France’s Jura vineyards. READ MORE

Great ‘Cue with Bob Garner, Two Pillars of Mexican Cooking, and a Deafening Honduran Pool Hall

Benchmark barbecue and truly paradisiacal Mexican food READ MORE

Spinach: The Aftermath

As spinach creeps shamefacedly back onto grocery store shelves, experts pick apart the causes of the E. coli outbreak. Is there polluted poop in our food? You betcha. READ MORE