Combo Plate: Classic cakes, free-range eggs, a look at Red O and more
-- USDA shocker: The government says you should eat more fruits and vegetables, and less salt, fat and sugar.
-- Peanuts on planes: To ban, or not to ban?
-- Free-range chicken eggs might come with a little something extra: A Taiwanese study found that the eggs contain much higher levels of industrial pollutants than eggs laid by caged hens.
-- Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections is on a mission to resurrect some of L.A.'s lost desserts. First up in the Classic Cake project: the recipe for Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake.
-- Rene Lynch
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Photo: Free-range chickens in Petaluma. Credit: David Nicolas / For the Los Angeles Times