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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:...
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During a recent visit with my sister and her family, we were invited to share Shabbat dinner with our cousins. My sister volunteered to bring dessert. Because the meal would be kosher, with chicken the main course, that meant making something parve --...
L.A. NOWThe Long Beach Unified School District failed to capture the top prize of $1 million in college scholarships when the Broad Prize was announced this morning at the U.S. Capitol. But the district received $250,000 in scholarships for the class......
Daily DishThough the weather feels more like June than November, Thanksgiving -- and the rest of the holiday season -- are nearly upon us. If slaving over a stove in this 80-degree weather doesn't sound appetizing, here are some local restaurants......
Daily DishMost bakers know that if they're about to tackle a complicated cake, it's a smart idea to turn to Rose Levy Beranbaum, whose patient directions and baking-science acumen can make even the toughest cake manageable. So for a story about......
Daily DishIf you're more likely to suck the sugar out of Pixy Stix than the blood out of a human's neck, but you're willing to out yourself as a fan of "Twilight," "the love that dare not speak its shame," Crumbs......
Daily DishSo maybe they are called "crazy," but when it comes to the recipes for these fun and simple cakes, there is a method to the madness. Emily Dwass' story this week, "Mad for crazy cake," includes a couple of great......
Show TrackerOne 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......
Wondering what to wear at the holiday party to lure a new love for '09? That expensive, sequiny dress? A handsome new holly-green vest and some knock-'em-dead after-shave? Too bad fashion writers don't read science journals. Instead of just lecturing on...
German chocolate cake as pudding Total time: 25 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 6 8 ounces Baker's German's or semisweet chocolate, broken into squares or coarsely chopped 2/3 cup whole milk 2/3 cup heavy cream 4 large egg yolks, at room...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterI used to ask for lemon meringue pie every year for my birthday instead of chocolate cake. The reason: My mother made great pies. If birthdays make me think of lemon pie, Thanksgiving makes me think of pecan pie. Every Thanksgiving feast at our...
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Restaurant CriticNot that long ago, downtown L.A. seemed a no-man's land at night, the streets eerily empty while lights blazed in the office towers and hotels. Inside Water Grill or Pacific Dining Car, though, stranded hotel guests and convention goers hunkered down over...
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