| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Dining out for $5 or less may seem like a fantasy, but Southern California has much to offer for those on a tight budget. For affordable Vietnamese fare, for example, venture to Garden Grove or Westminster. Or look to food trucks for unique, inexpensive...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Hawaiian dining once meant pig-in-the-pit, poi and umbrella drinks. But in recent years there’s been a quantum leap in culinary refinement. The new cuisine, like the islands themselves, is a synthesis of native and world cultures, created by chefs...
| Oct 13, 2012
Whether your tailgate includes a custom grill setup and team color-coordinated tents or a simple picnic on a well-worn blanket, no pre-game ritual is complete without the spread. This is one party that's as much about the food as it is about fans and...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: About 1 hour
Note: The soup can be served with steamed jasmine rice for a more substantial meal. Galangal, kaffir lime leaves, tamarind pulp, Thai basil and fish sauce are available at Thai and general Asian markets.
| Jun 9, 2012
Total time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 snow cone
Note: Adapted from Daniel Warrilow of Son of a Gun. This recipe requires a snow cone or shaved ice maker.
1 ounce aquavit, preferably Krogstad
1 ounce rum, preferably Banks 5 Island
1 ounce coconut...
| Nov 4, 2012
BOSTON — Major, sudden and tragic events create indelible images, mental snapshots that enable people, decades later, to recall where they were when they heard the news: the Sept. 11 attacks; the deaths of John Lennon and Diana, Princess of Wales;...
| Nov 3, 2012
Thousands of shimmering lanterns illuminate India's towns and villages in an otherworldly glow on Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Hindu households set out rows of diya, small clay lamps, to create a symbolic path for Lord Rama on his legendary...
| Sep 15, 2012
Coconut water contains about 570 milligrams of potassium in an 8-ounce serving. A banana and a sweet potato have about the same amount; a white potato has 900 milligrams of potassium.
Unsweetened coconut water has about 50 calories...
| Sep 15, 2012
Every couple of years a food or beverage is crowned with what nutrition experts call a "health halo." Some of the foods — wild salmon, blueberries, flax seeds — deserve it. But others gain status for no apparent reason. Acai berry, anyone? It'...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:02 PM
So, here I am back at the Rose Bowl, when the sweaty mutant fan-blob in the seat next to me leans over and starts talking into my hair as if we're on a fifth date — something about Jerry Rice Jr. — and I'm thinking, 'Where did such a promising...