Sylvia Dion

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California law's narrow definition of 'taxpayer'

California law allows taxpayers to challenge state or local policies that don't directly affect them but may affect the public at large. It's a valuable law that helps to make the government more accountable to the people - some of the people, anyway. A recent suit that was dismissed by a state …

Marin County

Don't Mess With Taxes

All my neighbors here in Austin are complaining about the jump in their property tax bills. I'm right there with them.<p>True, Texas' limit on how much …

Jack Tame: Chewing the fat on junk food tax

Manuel "Meme" Uribe Garza is still described by some fellow Mexicans as the "Combination Lock" man. By one measure he was actually as many as seven …

United Nations

California sees record level of film tax credit applications

Even as it struggles to keep crews from leaving the state, California has received a record number of applicants for its film and TV tax credits.<p>The California Film Commission said Tuesday that it received 497 applications on Monday for the state's film and TV tax credit program, 117 more than last …

Almond-Flour Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli

Make the aioli: Combine egg yolks, mustard, garlic, and lemon zest and juice in a blender and puree until smooth. With blender running on its lowest …

The Best Way to Grill a Huge Piece of Meat

No piece of meat is too large for the grill as long as you know how to butterfly it.<p><i>No piece of meat is too large for the grill as long as you know</i> …

Who owns quinoa?

Can anyone really own a food?<p>For instance, take quinoa, the ancient grain of the Andes. The United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of …

Quinoa

I Was a Food-Bubble Baby (And I Turned Out OK)

Why growing up in a food bubble can eventually turn out okay.<p>Oh, how times have changed. These days, sending a kid to school with a lunch of almond butter on multigrain bread and a side of organic carrot sticks won’t generally result in an afternoon of relentless teasing from uncomprehending …

Food

Tacos, Ranked

<b>Ryan Sutton</b> visits Alex Stupak's <b>Empellon Cocina</b> to rate <b>every single taco</b> on the current menu, which are "<b>impossible to mistake</b> for tacos served at any other restaurant, anywhere in New York." The fried smelt taco would "make a Tokyo tempura chef jealous," but it's the spring pea taco that earns a …

10 Foolproof Ways to Know When Your Meat Is Cooked

Is it done yet? When it comes to grilling or smoking, that's the, er, burning question. Even the most seasoned grillers and smokers sometimes experience a twinge of uncertainty when it comes to gauging the doneness of a particular meat or seafood.<p>One of our missions at BarbecueBible.com is to help …

BBQ

19 Recipes That Taste Better Thanks to Feta

From fruit salad to eggs, here are 19 dishes that taste great with feta cheese.<p><b>We love adding cheese to</b><p>someall savory dishes we cook. But there's something special about feta. Its briny goodness adds a bracing-in-a-good-way salty taste to everything from fruit salad to eggs. Here are 19 dishes that …

Feta