| Feb 1, 2009
A good dancer does more than just defy gravity; he seems to have his own personal supply -- a force field that shapes space and time around his movements. Every impulse has weight and no energy is wasted, even in the enervating trial and error of...
| Aug 13, 2008
Dear SOS: Is it possible to find the recipe for Clementine's banana cake with frosting?
It is moist but not too dense. It almost tastes like banana bread with frosting, but every time I try it that way it comes out like a brick with mortar. Thanks.
| Sep 11, 2008
| 2:27 PM
I am obsessed with my dog Izzy, a two-year-old, 80-pound standard poodle. And even though Cesar Millan would disagree, Izzy is a person. Just walking down the street with him is an experience. I mean, hes taller than me (Im five-two) and gorgeous.
| Sep 12, 2008
It's a truism of the theater: Nuns are funny. Just ask Nicholas Martin, director of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves," the inaugural production of the newly remodeled Mark Taper Forum, reopening Saturday after a $30-million makeover. "It's true....
| Sep 16, 2008
GROPING for a comfortable moral in John Guare's classic black comedy "The House of Blue Leaves," which opened Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum in a sensational revival directed by Nicholas Martin, is a little like asking an escaped felon for some friendly...
| Oct 15, 2008
Dear SOS: I would love the recipe for the chocolate banana crepe at French 75 Bistro, now called Savannah, in Burbank. It's my wife's favorite!
Brian Cooper La Cañada Flintridge
Dear Brian: The secret to this dish is the Nutella (a creamy European...
| Apr 23, 2008
| 11:29 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus overnight refrigeration
Note: Adapted from a recipe by Goerge Laguerre. Canned sweet grated coconut is available at Liborio markets and select Latino markets and grocery stores, as well as online at...
| Jun 18, 2008
A let's-get-a-few-friends-together soiree begs for party snacks with a few surprise ingredients -- bite-size turnovers that have personality and that go down perfectly with either a glass of crisp, cool white wine or a light summer ale.
These are life-...
| Jun 17, 2008
| 12:44 PM
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 30 empanadas
Note: Adapted from a Border Grill recipe. The plantains should be mostly brown with only a little yellow; plantains with any green on them will not be sweet.
6 very ripe plantains,...
| Sep 30, 2009
It's the cake that has fueled hundreds of thousands of birthdays, weddings and office parties across Los Angeles.
You've probably had it: two layers of soft yellow sponge cake that sandwich a filling of fresh strawberries and fluffy whipped cream,...
| Oct 7, 2009
Dear SOS: My trips to Santa Barbara are not complete unless I have the rice pudding with bananas and pistachios from Pierre Lafond. I would love the recipe. Hope you can help. Thanks.
Irene P. Ayala
Dear Irene: Because it's served chilled,...