Winemakers struggling to stay afloat in recession

Jul 22, 2010
In this recession, price trumps vintage for many wine enthusiasts, and winemakers are struggling to stay in business when people are looking for bottles for $10 or less.
Posted In: Food

Tips on how to leave tips

Jul 21, 2010
A tough economy isn't an excuse to shirk on tipping when you eat out. L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus explains the rules for proper restaurant tipping.
Posted In: Food

$1B cocoa bean purchase pushes price up to 33-year high

Jul 19, 2010
British investor Anthony Ward has purchased $1 billion worth of cocoa beans. This could have an bitter effect on the price of chocolate bars.
Posted In: Food, Wall Street

Pop-up 'restaurants' deliver food direct to consumer

Jul 16, 2010
Chefs in the Bay Area are ditching the brick-and-mortar restaurant in lieu of more mobile approach - taking orders over the Internet and delivering food direct to the consumer. April Dembosky reports from Oakland, Calif.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Food

Investors push 2009 Bordeaux to over $1,000 a bottle

Jul 8, 2010
An exceptionally good Bordeaux is running at an exceptionally high price, with many buyers coming from China and Hong Kong.
Posted In: Food, Investing

Get your degree in gelato-making

Jul 6, 2010
Gelato University in Bologna, Italy attracts hundreds of international students every year that come to study how to produce and prepare gelato.
Posted In: Education, Food

3 tips for a winning 4th of July cookout

Jul 2, 2010
Tess Vigeland turns to "Dinner Party Download" hosts Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano for some Fourth of July barbecue advice.
Posted In: Food

Chicago chefs race to make food trucks reality

Jul 1, 2010
Food trucks are a hit in many cities across the U.S., but in Chicago they're still not legal. And many entrepreneurial chefs are pushing for permission to pedal their wares.
Posted In: Food

FDA wants to limit antibiotics in meat

Jun 28, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration released draft regulations intended to limit antibiotic use in meat-producing animals to prevent outbreaks of drug-resistant viruses.
Posted In: Food, Health

Price for refined sugar hits sweet spot

Jun 28, 2010
Last year's sugar-cane crops were much weaker than expected worldwide, which sent prices climbing. And last week the price for refined, white sugar reached a 22-year high. Why? Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food