CALIFORNIA LIFE & STYLE

CALIFORNIA LIFE & STYLE

  • Where to find Jonathan Gold's favorite cold noodle dishes

    Where to find Jonathan Gold's favorite cold noodle dishes

    When the weather gets hot, the noodles get cold. And here are some of the coldest. Yu Chun — How cold is Yu Chun’s mool chic naengmyun? So cold that it gives you an ice cream headache. So cold that the tangy beef broth builds up in soft drifts in the middle of the bowl. So cold that the customary...

  • How to make a quick and easy zucchini slaw

    How to make a quick and easy zucchini slaw

    Crisp, bright and refreshing, slaw might as well be the official side dish of summer. Many use just a handful of ingredients and can be assembled in minutes. Think beyond cabbage — and broccoli or carrot — and consider using some of the great summer produce to be found in the markets right now....

  • Cookbook of the week: 'The Wurst of Lucky Peach,' plus your Lucky Peach book club update

    Cookbook of the week: 'The Wurst of Lucky Peach,' plus your Lucky Peach book club update

    If you, like many food-minded people, spend an inordinate amount of time reading the quarterly food journal Lucky Peach, the devoutly on-trend publication launched in 2011 by Momofuku’s David Chang, Peter Meehan and Chris Ying, then you probably know about the cookbooks that the editors of that...

  • Who do you love? Ben Greenman lets the songs ask the questions

    Who do you love? Ben Greenman lets the songs ask the questions

    Ben Greenman, a contributing writer to the New Yorker, was the co-writer of Questlove’s bestselling memoir, “Mo Meta Blues.” Greenman frequently explores narrative form: One of his eight works of fiction, 2008’s “Correspondences,” packed short stories into a stationery set. In “Emotional Rescue:...

  • Cynthia Ozick, with her new collection 'Critics, Monsters, Fanatics,' on her writing life

    Cynthia Ozick, with her new collection 'Critics, Monsters, Fanatics,' on her writing life

    The novel is the crown jewel of culture for Cynthia Ozick, who has written novels, short stories and criticism, winning major plaudits in all forms. Now 88, she takes the temperature of our time and diagnoses its condition with the timeless insight of a sage. Ozick is a critic par excellence, and...

  • Live discussion: It’s lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

    Live discussion: It’s lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

    Have a craving for Caribbean food? Need a recommendation for sushi? Want to know where to find the best tacos in the city? Need more dining questions answered? Jonathan Gold is your man. Come back here today at noon for a live chat with him. You can ask your question via Twitter using #AskJGold,...

  • Saisons: Four beers to drink this summer

    Saisons: Four beers to drink this summer

    Saison means “season” in French, as the beer style of that name originated in the farmhouses along the border of France and Belgium at a time when the warming days of spring meant an end to a winter of brewing. (Without refrigeration, beer made in warm weather spoils quickly). Before their attention...

  • Grill shrimp skewers with chermoula for dinner tonight

    Grill shrimp skewers with chermoula for dinner tonight

    Keep the kitchen cool and cook outdoors this evening with a simple grilled shrimp recipe. Fix a quick batch of chermoula (a North African spice blend combining bright, fresh lemon, garlic, ginger, cilantro, paprika and olive oil), and marinate jumbo shrimp to infuse the flavor (the recipe calls...

  • You slept with him and he never called back? You got played, girl!

    You slept with him and he never called back? You got played, girl!

    If you’ve been a single girl in Los Angeles for a couple years, you know the “rules” of the dating scene. It’s a jungle out there, filled with animals and indecency. So when my friend Mara said to me over lunch, “He hasn’t texted in two days. Should I say something?” I already knew what had happened. ...

  • A sprawling South Pasadena lawn gets a chic low-water makeover

    A sprawling South Pasadena lawn gets a chic low-water makeover

    In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover from readers, a South Pasadena lawn is removed and replaced with UC Verde buffalo grass (Bouteloua gracilis), natives and drought-tolerant plants. Layered plantings and giant pavers transform the front yard into a tranquil escape.   Long and expansive,...

  • Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

    Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

    "You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad." You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most frightening...

  • Michelle Obama chooses a custom Christian Siriano dress for her Democratic convention speech

    Michelle Obama chooses a custom Christian Siriano dress for her Democratic convention speech

    Michelle Obama went as low-key as Melania Trump had gone high-style, choosing to deliver her convention speech in a cobalt-blue silk crepe A-line dress with cap sleeves. The dress, custom-made by New York-based designer Christian Siriano, who shot to fame after winning the fourth season of “Project...

  • Amid outbreak, health officials want more gay men vaccinated for meningitis

    Amid outbreak, health officials want more gay men vaccinated for meningitis

    Health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties are recommending that all gay and bisexual men receive meningitis vaccinations, amid an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease disproportionately affecting men who have sex with men.  Local health departments were previously recommending vaccinations...

  • For traditional fesenjoon and rosewater ice cream, head to Dizin Persian Cuisine in Reseda

    For traditional fesenjoon and rosewater ice cream, head to Dizin Persian Cuisine in Reseda

    Name of restaurant: Dizin Persian Cuisine – Dizin is one of the most popular ski resorts in Iran (hence the image of the snow-capped mountains on the logo). The owner, Kathy Roshanai, runs the kitchen and the accounts. Since it’s a family affair, you may see her husband, Kevin, drop in, still in...

  • 27 great ice cream recipes to keep you cool

    27 great ice cream recipes to keep you cool

    When you need to cool down, sometimes there’s nothing better than a cold bowl of ice cream. We’ve compiled 27 of our favorite ice cream recipes to help you chill out. Here are some highlights: BEER ICE CREAM: Now you can have your beer, and eat it too. This recipe requires only four ingredients...

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  • Beyond sports: Off-the-field afterschool activities to challenge your child

    Beyond sports: Off-the-field afterschool activities to challenge your child

    From soccer to lacrosse, sports are what most parents initially think about when considering extracurricular activities for their children. However, today's schools and communities understand there's a need for diverse afterschool options that challenge kids in a variety of ways. "While participating...

  • Is Generation Z solely digital? How today's students learn best

    Is Generation Z solely digital? How today's students learn best

    All students heading back to school this year are part of the new generation known as Gen Z. Born in the years of 1995-2012, this group is defined by the fact that they grew up with a widespread usage of technology from a very young age. Laptops, software, apps and digital devices have granted...

  • Backpack season: 7 tips toward a comfortable pack

    Backpack season: 7 tips toward a comfortable pack

    Racks of colorful backpacks are hitting the shelves at retailers nationwide, reminding us it’s time for students of all ages to start picking out their school supply packs for the coming year. It’s tempting to simply let your child pick out the model emblazoned with his favorite superhero, but ergonomics...

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