| Aug 14, 2007
On a hot, bone-dry afternoon -- not unlike the one last summer when something went horribly wrong here -- Will Daniels stands on the edge of a field, its neat rows of seeded soil stretching toward the horizon. Any day now, the first glossy leaves of a new...
| May 27, 2009
"Was everything terrific as always?" asked the host as my friends and I left Reservoir in Silver Lake. What kind of question is that? Talk about putting you on the spot. I wanted to put a bag over my head and sneak out without answering.
What could I say...
| Mar 12, 2008
The tip came from a "Rhone Ranger," one of the original pioneers of Rhone-style winemaking in California. A gruff fellow, not one to wax poetic, he called to carry on about a little place he'd just discovered, a cowboy steakhouse with a nostalgic vibe and...
| Jun 4, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes
Note: Find live spot prawns at Pearson's Port in Newport Harbor, Los Angeles Fish Co., Fish King in Glendale, Santa Monica Seafood, selected 99 Ranch markets and other Asian markets.
2 (15-ounce) cans garbanzo...
| Jan 7, 2009
Just because the expense-account lunch is largely a thing of the past doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy the meal, even celebrate it. Instead of depending on the kindness of menus, use a little homespun imagination.
Thinking outside the lunch box is...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 10:44 AM
Note: In our July cover package on picnics, Russ Parsons wrote an antipicnic story--he likes his sandwiches indoors, without the sunburns and bug bites. And when you taste one of his favorite sandwiches, turkey tonnato--a California version of the...
| Oct 14, 2009
Kale salad with cranberries and walnuts
Total time: About 30 minutes
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas. Dinosaur kale is also known as black, Tuscan or lacinato kale.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 pound (1 large...
| Nov 29, 2007
| 2:51 PM
Time: 20 minutes
Note: Other cheeses can substitute for the Maytag blue, including shaved pecorino and slivered Manchego.
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
2 tablespoons freshly...
| Sep 6, 2009
| 8:08 PM
Total time: 30 minutes plus 20 minutes soaking time
Servings: 6 to 8
2 ears corn
1/2 clove garlic
1/3 cup finely diced red onion
1/2 pound red and yellow miniature tomatoes, cut in half
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
| Jan 13, 2010
Osteria La Buca, the once tiny buca, or "hole in the wall," near Paramount Studios in Hollywood, expanded up and sideways two and a half years ago, all the while offering the same pasta-focused menu that made this casual osteria a neighborhood favorite. A...
| Dec 23, 2009
Whist, the restaurant in Santa Monica's excruciatingly trendy Viceroy Hotel, opened with a bang in 2002. That was when Tim Goodell (Aubergine, Red Pearl) was doing the food, and it was startlingly good for a hotel restaurant. I remember pork belly...