| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:34 PM
One word: Oral. Two words: Oral surgery. Last night, Liz decided that the pain of a root canal was nothing compared to the pain of an unmedicated Valentineâs Day, so she opted for some routine, excruciatingly painful oral surgery rather......
| Dec 19, 2009
| 9:32 PM
The L.A. Times Test Kitchen tests hundreds of recipes each year before they are deemed fit to print. So coming up with its Top 10 or so recipes of the year is no easy task for the Times Food staff.......
| Jun 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
June 8, 1940: âNo wonder Patricia Morison can't lose weight despite doctors' prescribed diets. She eats what they order at meals, then sneaks two and three hunks of chocolate cake when they're not looking,â Jimmie Fidler's staff says....
| Jun 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
-- After her visit to Camp Pendleton, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped in at Lucques for dinner, and personally thanked chef Suzanne Goin for the grub, according to Obama Foodorama. USA Today reports that Obama also hit Osteria Mozza --......
| May 24, 2010
Life in a fishbowl naturally comes with fishbowl moments. For celebrities who battle weight problems, those moments can be painfully embarrassing — or divinely cathartic:
• In an interview with the L.A. Times' Chris Lee in 2008, Kevin Smith...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 6:19 PM
The new ElecTRONica nighttime party has activated a dead zone at Disney California Adventure, turning a long-dormant corner of the Anaheim theme park into a teeming, pulsating, alcohol-infused, all-ages nightclub.
ElecTRONica, which serves as a movie...
| Jun 3, 2010
At first encounter, the kitschy side of Solvang can be off-putting, what with all the shop windows filled with cutesy figurines and souvenirs of the Danish-themed town. But on closer acquaintance, when window boxes spill over with flowers and old-...
| 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 17, 2009
| 1:40 PM
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
| Mar 18, 2010
For years, I wrote to the sound of tango music from the '20s and '30s — Don Barreto, Roberto Firpo, Ada Falcón and, of course, the king of them all, Carlos Gardel, who died in a plane crash in 1935. Not that I'd ever been to Argentina at that point:...
| Mar 24, 2010
| 1:24 PM
The name Caffe Roma probably doesn't ring a bell with most Angelenos. Though the Beverly Hills cafe doesn't have the name recognition of Valentino, Osteria Angelini or Drago, say, it has been, for many years, the hangout for a certain louche 90210 set...