Zester Daily now online
Former Los Angeles Times staff writer Corie Brown has launched food and wine website Zester Daily with the help of other contributors from L.A. and beyond. The website covers cooking, restaurants, wine and beer, gardening and farming, politics, health and the environment. Currently, look for stories about a lobster turf war in Maine, the quest for the Mexican herb epazote, and the struggles of Niki's in Portland, Ore., a Greek diner that has lost some of its cultural currency in "a town gone mad for hipster hangouts." Finally, news of something amiss in the Portland food scene.
-- Betty Hallock