| Nov 28, 2010
The trappings of the holiday season are all around us this time of year, in television commercials that portray wintry wonderlands, in Christmas carols that command "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," in images of Santa in his ermine-trimmed suit and...
| Apr 19, 2011
Two years ago Paul Simon traveled to Kenya with his wife, the singer Edie Brickell, and their three children. The trip wasn't strictly musical: "We went to see the migration of the animals," Simon says. But fans of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer have...
| Dec 30, 2010
"Northern Chinese eat dumplings on [the Lunar New Year] the way Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving," Lillian Chou wrote from Beijing. But even though the Lunar New Year is still weeks away, that's no reason not to make these incredibly flavorful...
| Jun 23, 2011
White lotus dumplings
Total time: 1½ hours, plus chilling time
Servings: Makes about 3 dozen dumplings
Note: Snow pea leaves can be found at select Asian markets. Wheat starch (food grade) can generally be found at Asian markets and is available...
| Nov 17, 2011
There are two secrets to preparing this recipe by Russ Parsons. First, steaming the Brussels sprouts whole and then quartering them, which gives a beautiful range of colors, flavors and textures, from the tender, sweet, dark green of the outside to the...
| Nov 17, 2011
Absolutely no one cared that the Thanksgiving turkey was growing colder by the moment, along with the garlic-and-herb potato gratin and the caramelized chestnuts and Brussels sprouts tossed in a velvety cider vinegar braise.
But there was plenty of...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Word on the Street: This Friday, Susan Feniger's Street officially debuts its new seasonal dinner menu, featuring: Argentinian/Italian ricotta dumplings simmered in brown butter and lemon with celery root puree; black-eyed pea fritters; lamb kafta...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Last-minute bakery (for candied yams too): Kiss My Bundt will be open Thanksgiving Day so you can pick up side dishes such as candied yams, sweet potato souffle, sweet or savory cornbread and strawberry butter, and Big Ol' Bundts and......
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Chestnuts & Papaya, which stocks beautiful woven baskets, rugs and accessories, is offering 25% off selected items when you shop online. A variety of unusual pieces for the home are discounted, including, from left, pillows made from vintage homespun...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Despite some skeptical public reaction to news that Bob Dylan has made a Christmas album -- ???Another sign that the end times are near,??? a friend wrote in an e-mail linking to the Amazon Web page -- it???s no joke.......
| Aug 21, 2008
Bramwell Tovey conducted "Petrushka" at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night. But before he did, the principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for its summer concerts explained that Stravinsky kills off the eponymous puppet in his 1911...