FROM Emily Anne McDonald
E-Cigarettes The LA City Council voted unanimously yesterday to ban e-cigarettes wherever regular cigarettes are banned. That means no more ‘vaping’ at workplaces, restaurants, bars and other public spaces. And LA’s not the only one -- New York and Chicago already have similar restrictions. But while local lawmakers are sounding the alarms, there’s a lot we still don’t know about e-cigarettes. Could they be a safer alternative to the real thing? Or are they just a gateway vice?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.