A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot – and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.
Fred Ho has combined improvisation with Asian themes to create his own form of political activism. Now, at age 56, Ho is dying of cancer.
During the state's profound drought, farmers are keep their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands for migrating birds. They serve as pop-up pit stops to help birds put on fat for their journeys.