Topic “Food”

By Karen Kaplan (Los Angeles Times/MCT)

LOS ANGELES — Have food and beverage commercials aimed at kids gotten better since companies like Kellogg’s, Nestle, Coca-Cola Co. and McDonald’s Corp. pledged to cut back on ads featuring unhealthy fare? It depends on how you define “better,” a new study finds.

Food and drink advertising on TV is big business, adding up to about $745...

By Noelle Carter (Los Angeles Time/MCT)

Sometimes nothing beats a warm serving of bread pudding for dessert ... that is, unless you top it with a drizzle of rich caramel and creme anglaise.



Total time: 1 1/2 hours  Servings: 8 to 12

Note: Adapted from Pete’s Cafe & Bar in downtown Los Angeles....

By Bill Daley (Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Eating fruits and vegetables is good-for-you nutritious. But did you know drinking them can be fun and delicious? To judge by restaurant menus, more and more people are imbibing fruit- or veggie-based nonalcoholic drinks, whether they’re dining out or eating in.

Welcome to the expanding age of mocktails, where what’s in the glass will...

By Noelle Carter (Los Angeles Times/MCT)

LOS ANGELES — Last weekend, I picked the first tomatoes of the season from our little vegetable garden out back. It felt like an eternity before the fruit on those massive plants finally ripened; now all of a sudden the garden is littered with bright red tomatoes. I spent the weekend tossing them in with salads and grilling thick slices with a...

By Katie M. Ellis (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

If you’ve seen ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate and tripolyphosphate in the ingredients list for a box of mac and cheese and decided the nutrition label may as well be in Chinese, you may want to look a little closer.

Local experts say there are aspects of the nutrition label that can help you make healthier choices.