| Dec 30, 2010
Warszawa is a wonderfully homey little restaurant that has been quietly serving amazingly sophisticated Polish food in Santa Monica for more than three decades. It may be most famous for its roast duck and pirogi (and its terrific collection of...
| Feb 10, 2011
My paternal bloodline brims with soup: barley stews studded with black mushrooms and opaque as porridge; the thin tomato broth of our Polish Christmas Eve vigil, swimming with dumplings no bigger than a bird's eye; and the plain, milky, peasant...
| Apr 16, 2008
POLISHING off their cream-filled crepes and fruit smoothies, the after-movie crowd at Garden Café drifts homeward around 1 a.m. But by 3 a.m., a fresh wave of customers -- most in goth-inspired club-wear -- fills the tables at this classic Hong Kong-style...
| Apr 22, 2008
| 5:20 PM
Cities, with the exception of greater Las Vegas, aren't built for amusement. They're built to function as market hubs and transport hubs and government hubs, and then people build houses to be near the jobs generated by all that hubness.
| Jun 22, 2008
Say You're One of Them
Little, Brown: 368 pp., $23.99
These stories about children in various African countries offer an almost dizzying fall into another way of life and other ways of surviving. They are set in Niger, Benin, Sierra Leone,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Chef Scott Ryan might be the rare person who did not have a scarring experience with beets as a child.
The instructor at Baltimore's Stratford University culinary school was on his honeymoon in Paris when he and his wife packed a picnic that included...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:59 PM
People from central Europe and the former Soviet Union are crazy about dumplings. Over there, the dumpling is such a staple it can be either a main course or dessert.
Last week, I talked about food with foreign exchange students from Ukraine,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Rose Moss, who was the creative force behind her husband's radio show, "The Sam Moss Hour of Jewish Comedy and Pride," which aired for more than 30 years over WAYE and later WCBM radio, died Sunday of heart failure at Indian River Medical Center in Vero...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:10 PM
Alice Meier, 84, Aberdeen and formerly of Eureka, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at ManorCare Health Service of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lien-Straub Funeral Chapel, Eureka.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct....
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:23 PM
There are cuisines that most Americans don't know enough about to even have misconceptions. Consider Ukraine, which shares a border, religion and alphabet with Russia. People who know only those facts might assume that the culture and cuisine are the...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Borscht. It may not sound romantic but when well made, few dishes can be as seductive. Clean and earthy and economical, this soup delivers a savory and satisfying meal.
On a wintery afternoon, this soup is well worth the endeavor.
Ukrainian borscht with...