Sweet magic in the 10 winners of L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-off

Beyond the colorful decorations and after the initial rush of sugar, holiday cookies are about something deeper. These handmade creations are a simple yet powerful means of sharing childhood memories and family traditions with those close to us. Be they humble or ornate, our baked goods are...

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Jumping on the Brussels sprouts bandwagon, with 12 recipes

Has there ever been a more remarkable reversal of image? Brussels sprouts, not so long ago derided as nothing more than a funky little cabbage, are suddenly sexy. You can’t pick up a gastropub menu that doesn’t include some variation of roasted sprouts, or a sprout salad of some...


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Wine review: 2010 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso
Wine review: 2010 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso

I've always loved this Sangiovese with a touch of Sagrantino and Merlot in the blend. It's from the Umbrian hilltop town of Montefalco and the winery Arnaldo-Caprai has always made one of the best. The 2010 vintage is no exception, bringing a full-bodied, tightly woven red with notes of...

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