| Aug 4, 2012
To understand Red Hill, Jason Michaud and Trevor Rocco's newish place in a converted Chinese bakery just north of Sunset, you could do worse than to look at the bread-and-butter plate, a once-free nicety that has evolved into an item of competition in L....
| Aug 4, 2012
It's too late to lose that unwanted weight for summer. But if you start now — and aim to shed a modest 2 pounds a week — you could drop as much as 40 pounds in time to ring in 2013.
The hardest part, however, might be choosing a new diet....
| Apr 28, 2012
Dear SOS: I get to Denver a few times a year, and at Elway's restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, they serve a terrific charred roasted red pepper soup. Can you get the recipe?
Dear Dave: Elway's was happy to share its recipe for...
| May 10, 2012
| 1:30 PM
"Mad Men" actress January Jones ate her placenta (to be fair, dried and made into a pill). Alicia Silverstone chews up veggies and deposits them mama-bird-style into her baby son's mouth. And model Gisele Bundchen says her diaper-free son was toilet...
| Jun 9, 2012
To the rational mind, the notion of willingly depriving oneself of food for days on end seems illogical, at best. Basic biology, after all, dictates that calories are necessary to sustain everyday functioning and that low levels of, say, iron or potassium...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Normally meat-centric McDonald’s confirmed that it plans to open two all-vegetarian locations in India — and now customers, herbivore activists and others are buzzing.
One no-meat branch will be based in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in...
| Jun 27, 2012
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie — or is it?
Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chow down on may determine whether you keep the weight off — or slowly but...
| May 20, 2010
Deborah Madison has a new cookbook out called "Seasonal Fruit Desserts," and I think it might be her best one yet. Of course, I think everything she does is terrific, but then I'm prejudiced. We've been friends for 25 years.
It all started at a late-...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:32 PM
Willpower may be a fraught concept when it comes to obesity and how best to address it: Not all who are obese lack willpower; but most who lack willpower in these days of food plenty will eventually struggle with their weight. So a new study looks at what...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Emily Zaler's business card should probably read "mad scientist."
When the personal trainer is not putting clients through their paces up and down the famed Santa Monica stairs or working out herself, she's making a mess in her Los Angeles kitchen....
| Aug 30, 2010
I don't have anything against cosmetic surgery.
No amount of running or iron pumping was going to do anything about the genetically programmed dark circles under my eyes, so I got those things zapped with a nuclear-powered laser that made me twitch and...