| Mar 24, 2011
A carload of friends and I are heading west on Ventura Boulevard on the lookout for the Studio City restaurant and lounge Firefly. Where exactly is it? We're scanning the south side of the boulevard for the facade. (I could have found the address and...
| Jul 1, 2010
I've always had a soft spot for Chaya Brasserie in West Hollywood. I love the soaring emerald bamboo grove in the middle of the room, the charming Asian-accented brasserie decor and executive chef Shigefumi Tachibe's sophisticated French-Japanese cuisine....
| Dec 8, 2011
Chocolate-chocolate cookies, compost cookies (made with potato chips, pretzels, butterscotch chips, graham cracker crumbs, etc.), blueberries and cream cookies, banana cream pie, brownie pie, hot fudge sauce, chocolate cake. I can't stop baking from...
| Dec 15, 2011
"My mother, Wendy Johnson, had me brainwashed as a child. Chocolate cake with almond frosting for my birthday? Yes! Sugar cookies with almond flavoring? Delicious. It wasn't until I was in college and I made my roommate the homemade chocolate cake with...
| Dec 1, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and tempering times
Note: Suggested wine pairing: Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito (Umbria)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 pound bittersweet chocolate (minimum 66% cacao), cut into pieces
1/4 cup brewed...
| Feb 23, 2012
After the Oscars, dessert will be served in 3-D at the Governors Ball this year. Spago pastry chef Sherry Yard has created an Austrian chocolate cake that resembles a staircase leading to a giant edible Oscar statuette that is iced in a way that makes...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
With strawberries showing up in the market now, how do you know what to look for? Here are some tips:...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
French for "pancake," these delicate creations are made using a very thin batter carefully cooked in a shallow pan. The batter is made ahead of time to fully moisten all of the flour and release any air that may be......
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Thanksgiving 2011: Restaurant roundup...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:33 PM
This week's cover article is from Master Class chef Nancy Silverton. The topic? Chocolate. She writes: In my life as a pastry chef, I've always held fast to the belief that there are certain flavors — specifically coffee, lemon and......
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Christmas and New Year's restaurant roundup....