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October 8, 2001 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR
It happens almost overnight with the end of summer: Suddenly, brightly colored pumpkins and exotic winter squashes appear in the markets. These vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, yet many will end up as centerpieces or carved for Halloween. The flesh of winter's squashes is much darker than summer's and thus is more nutritious, containing larger quantities of complex carbohydrates and usually more beta carotene.
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HEALTH
October 8, 2001 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR
It happens almost overnight with the end of summer: Suddenly, brightly colored pumpkins and exotic winter squashes appear in the markets. These vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, yet many will end up as centerpieces or carved for Halloween. The flesh of winter's squashes is much darker than summer's and thus is more nutritious, containing larger quantities of complex carbohydrates and usually more beta carotene.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Disney's latest China strategy doesn't involve Mickey, Minnie or Goofy. It's all about an enchanted vegetable. The Walt Disney Co. China announced this week that it will release a Chinese-language movie, "The Magic Gourd," this summer -- its first co-production with the state-run China Film Group. The movie, based on a novel written by the late Chinese children's writer Zhang Tianyi, is about a boy who discovers a gourd -- a squash-like vegetable -- that grants him wishes.
NEWS
February 12, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
Whenever I head to Good Girl Dinette for a hot bowl of pho, I like to sit directly across from a large oil painting of a beautifully depicted delicata squash that hangs alone on one of the restaurant's walls. A Highland Park local, Timothy Sellers, painted this rendition of the yellow-and-green-striped squash. His vegetable portraits inspired by his garden, fruit trees planted over a dozen years ago at his Highland Park home and the local farmers market, can also be found on view at Folliero's Pizza and exhibited occasionally at Future Studio . When Sellers is not painting portraits of tomatoes or mushrooms, he's making music with his band, fittingly named Artichoke . One of the band's songs.
FOOD
December 9, 1993 | MARIE SIMMONS
The words sweet potato and yam are often used interchangeably. But the long orange tubers we see in supermarkets are sweet potatoes, not yams. Yams are large bulbous tubers with creamy white flesh. Sweet potatoes are very high in beta carotene, have no fat and are very nutritious. For good health it is suggested that each day we eat at least one "orange" vegetable--sweet potato, acorn squash, carrot and sweet red pepper come to mind.
FOOD
January 29, 1997 | RUSS PARSONS
If you're the kind of person who enjoys eating summer vegetables in winter, you'd better be ready to pay the price. A freeze has devastated the Florida vegetable industry, and wholesale prices for beans, peppers, corn, tomatoes and summer squash have tripled in some cases. Florida accounts for roughly three-quarters of the corn and beans sold in the United States in January and February, half of the eggplant, tomatoes and bell peppers and substantial amounts of cucumbers and squash.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1988 | L.N. HALLIBURTON
The market at the month-old Beverly Restaurant and Market has wonderful food. Period. So wonderful, in fact, that the $13 parking ticket I found on my windshield didn't dampen my ardor. (There turns out to be a free two-hour city parking lot across the street. Take your time ogling--and sampling--the treasures in the case.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1988 | Compiled by Kathie Jenkins
How about a picnic? These days, you don't even have to prepare it yourself. Here are some recently reviewed markets that serve up picnic fare, all packed to go. The Beverly Restaurant and Market (342 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (213) 274-4271). Crusty homemade breads share the counter with some of the best chicken you'll ever have: chili-rubbed, lemon-suffused, rosemary and garlic-stuffed--take your pick ($6.95 each).
FOOD
February 25, 1993 | ABBY MANDEL
Vegetarian soups are a challenge. Even meatless soups usually depend on chicken or beef stock for a full flavor. The obvious replacement is a vegetable stock. Here is the one I learned in the late '70s from three-star chef Fredy Girardet at his kitchen in Crissier, Switzerland. Girardet used it to make many of the light, subtly flavored sauces that accompany his fish dishes.
FOOD
July 25, 1991 | DONNA DEANE, TIMES FOOD STYLIST
MENU Spaghetti alla Puttanesca Red leaf lettuce with shaved dry Jack cheese and garlic vinaigrette dressing Bread sticks Irish cream liqueur over chocolate ice cream Spaghetti squash, or vegetable spaghetti--which I like to call "nature's pasta"--is available year round, but it is particularly appealing in summer as a light substitute for real pasta. When you cook the squash and scrape out the flesh with a fork it forms strands that look exactly like pasta.
FOOD
September 28, 1989 | JOAN DRAKE, Times Staff Writer
Question: Can you please give me information on all the different kinds of squash that are now available in the supermarkets. I can't believe there are so many different kinds. Answer: Yes, there really is a bonanza of squash now available. The terms summer and winter , often used when describing squash, are really inaccurate because summer squash are available all year and winter squash are available in late summer and autumn.
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