| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Today is National Lasagna Day, and we're in full support of a food holiday that celebrates a hot plate of melted cheese, creamy and meaty filling, hearty, slippery noodles and sauce. There are few things more comforting than lasagna, and if you're Italian...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Freddy Smalls' Summertime Backyard BBQ takes place Aug. 18. in the West L.A. gastropub's back parking lot. It's $45 for an all-you-can-eat menu of beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, smoked Mary's chickens, grilled tri-tip with Texas toast and chimichurri,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Technicians on Saturday will fire up a furnace in Arizona to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit to pour glass to fabricate a mirror 27 feet in diameter that will be part of a giant telescope with 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:34 PM
#Indo in Venice: Phuong Tran, former chef of Benley's in Long Beach, is launching a Vietnamese "dining installation" called #Indo at Local 1205 in Venice with marketer/producer Michael Della Femina (Bloody Bill's) and Tenaya Cardoso of Saigon Trading...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:05 AM
If you love outdoor cooking there's nothing like spending quality time over a hot grill, whether you're grilling steaks or chicken, or slow-cooking brisket or ribs. But often it's that signature touch -- a thoughtfully honed sauce -- that takes your...
| Aug 31, 2013
30 minutes. Serves 8
1 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
2 to 4 cups Sichuan flavor base, to taste
Cornstarch slurry (2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons...
| Aug 31, 2013
Sichuan flavor base
30 minutes. Makes about 1 quart
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (6¼ ounces) chili bean sauce (doubanjiang)
2 tablespoons (1¼ ounces) hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons (1/3 ounce) ground red Sichuan peppercorns
1/4 cup plus 2...
| Aug 31, 2013
Dandan sesame sauce
35 minutes. Makes about 1 quart
3 tablespoons oil
1 pound shallots, peeled and sliced into very thin rounds
1/4 cup sugar
Powdered red chile, to taste
In a heavy-bottomed saute pan, combine the oil and...
| May 12, 2013
POTOSÍ, Bolivia — A gentle breeze swept across Laguna Colorada, momentarily turning the magenta mineral lake water neon-orange as it rippled around the knobby knees of several dozen flamingos. Suddenly, a pair of frisky vicuñas trotted...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:08 AM
A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.
It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Our fourth of five finalists is Christopher Lucchese of Echo Park. With his steakhouse burger, "you can have your steak dinner served on a delicious soft bun." He writes:
“There is nothing better than a great rib-eye steak. It is probably my...