| Dec 31, 2008
It's impossible to capture the delights and terrors of a year of eating out in Los Angeles in a single short list. Some meals I'd rather forget, thank you. But others, the ones that yielded dishes that are still fresh and vibrant in memory, are the ones...
| Oct 26, 2008
Catherine Malandrino wants you to feel at home. The French-born designer, known for her feminine, ultra-wearable designs, has opened a 6,000-square-foot boutique on La Cienega Boulevard that evokes the look and feel of a breezy California manse....
| Oct 25, 2006
American coffee roasters start blending cheap Robusta beans, high in caffeine but low in flavor, with their traditional Arabica coffee. The vast majority of Americans are brewing canned ground coffee in percolators.
Giovanni Achille Gaggia...
| May 16, 2007
In the shadow of the Westside Pavilion in West L.A. stands a tiny building that houses a world. People come there for burgers and pie, and they keep coming back because something about the place is magnetic. They can't stay away.
The people who work...
| Oct 25, 2006
A great cup of coffee starts with great beans. As recently as 10 years ago, finding good whole bean coffee usually meant seeking out the little gourmet shops that imported it, finding a Peet's or Illy store -- or having an Italian (or Guatemalan)...
| Oct 25, 2006
IT was bound to happen sooner or later; I suppose the only wonder is that it took so long. After dinner a couple of weeks ago, a friend asked me for a cup of coffee. And that's when I realized I had no earthly idea how to make one.
I'm 51 years old and...
| Jul 19, 2007
| 2:47 PM
2007-07-19 13:02:20.0 Administrator2: Hi and welcome to the chat! Feel free to submit your questions for Russ Parsons!
2007-07-19 13:03:00.0 Peaches: I can't cook
2007-07-19 13:03:02.0 Peaches: I need something quick and easy to fix for a late supper...
| Apr 29, 2009
You've dropped in for an espresso. Your own private barista greets you at the door and guides you to a custom-made, walnut-and-steel espresso-making station, tricked out with a swivel base and hydraulics for raising and lowering the attached grinder....
| Jun 3, 2009
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20 standard cupcakes
Note: Dutch process cocoa refers to a treatment whereby the cocoa is treated with alkali (alkali neutralizes cocoa's natural acidity); this cocoa can be found at cooking and baking stores as well...
| Jun 17, 2009
Hickory-smoked brisket with Southwestern barbecue sauce
Total time: 2 hours, plus 5 to 6 hours smoking time
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: This recipe calls for hickory chips and the use of a smoker, or a charcoal grill converted to a smoker. Hickory...
| Apr 23, 2008
The server asks the two of us about coffee. We look at each other knowing there's no question -- we're going with the siphon, a Japanese contraption for brewing coffee that looks straight out of a chemistry lab. I love the magic-show of it, the moment...