Month: August 2014

Brown rice bountifully

Brown rice bountifully

Friends Thao Nguyen and Karen Cheng have a successful business based on many decades of traditional Vietnamese cooking.

Thao’s grandparents came from a small town called Nam Dinh in northern Vietnam where Pho noodles originated. Their Pho soup was made famous at the family restaurant. Using their recipe, Thao and Karen launched their noodle brand Star Anise.

LA’s vegan pioneer

LA’s vegan pioneer

LOS ANGELES: Back in 1993, baker Alaine Shrewsbury helped pioneer the vegan, wheat-free, no refined sugar scene on the West Coast with her Alaine’s Rainforest Cake, a gourmet, healthy fruitcake chockfull of Brazil nuts and unsweetened, dried tropical fruits. Under the name of Alaine‚Äôs Bakery, […]