| Jun 29, 2013
Bob Harper is known for his "no shortcuts" philosophy toward weight loss. So what's he doing with a new book touting a three-week diet called "Jumpstart to Skinny"?
"This is not a shortcut," Harper says. "Jumpstart to Skinny" is aimed at people who...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Cowboys are my weakness. That's not just the title of my favorite Pam Houston book, but the truth about my undying fascination with those icons of the Wild West. These days, when most of the horses are under the hood instead of a barn roof, it's a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
You’ve likely heard suggestions for making greens without the pork fat or “fried” chicken in the oven. All well and good, but the connection of “soul food” to African Americans goes way beyond editing recipes, and a new...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:44 PM
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| Jun 8, 2013
In the restaurant world, being called "a regular" is a badge of honor. Phil Gittelman has been eating at Hugo's in West Hollywood almost every day for 32 years. He is so fond of the restaurant, which opened in 1980, that he is more than a customer; he's...
| Feb 16, 2013
California rarely feels more like California than it does from a window seat at the new Hostaria del Piccolo in Venice, where life's great pageant rolls by. Graying tax attorneys cruise by on Rollerblades, women toss yoga mats into the back of their...
| Feb 2, 2013
This is not your rustic Barbera but a wonderfully elegant example from the renowned Barbaresco producer Giovanni Pasquero-Elia. A gorgeous ruby red, the 2010 Paitin Barbera "Serra" is soft and silky in texture, intense and so fresh with flavors of...
| Jan 26, 2013
What you think about Cortez is going to depend in large part on what you think about crowds, and noise, and screechy jazz, about well-meaning servers who are slightly impatient with the idea of service, and about spending most of an hour leaning up...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Veggie Grill, the chain of vegetarian restaurants based in Santa Monica, is planning to double its store count within 18 months.
In the first half of the year, branches are set to open in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Seattle. The company...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Looking for meatless options for the dinner table? Want something on the lighter side but still satisfying? We're here to help! Check out some of these ideas:
For a rich and flavorful -- and completely vegetarian -- dinner idea, look no further than...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:53 AM
If you can't seem to remember what your mother's breast milk tasted like, the folks at Lollyphile are trying to help. The gourmet Texas-based lollipop company debuted a breast-milk-flavored lollipop Monday.
The website features a happy toddler...