| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Los Angeles food trends come and go as fast as a food truck on Wilshire Blvd., but some seem to last longer than others. Exhibit A: Cupcakes, whose sugary rein over L.A. seems to only be expanding. Mainstays such as Sprinkles and Crumbs are still going...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:35 PM
New York's Magnolia Bakery may be new to L.A., but the East Coast dessert spot knows a thing or two about sweetening even our mild excuse for gloomy weather. The bakery threw open the doors of its 3rd Street location on Tuesday night for a host of...
| May 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
--Hey y'all, Paula Deen is looking for some real Philly women -- not ladies who hail from the land of cheese steak and the Liberty Bell, but ladies who love to cook with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. You have until Sunday......
| Oct 7, 2010
Dear SOS: I have found the best beer-baked mac 'n' cheese ever. It is served at the Rackhouse Pub in Denver. I tried to get it, but the owner said the cook is pretty protective with his recipes. So, if you have time, maybe you can work some of your...
| Apr 14, 2010
| 1:57 PM
"Coffee and Danish": You can't help but think of a stale pot of truck stop brew sitting next to gunky jelly-laden pastry. But that couldn't be further from the original. Sure Denmark is a country that runs on coffee, but rather than the dense lump of...
| May 13, 2010
Viola Rowland's jalapeño jelly, mango chutney and corn relish started making the rounds at swanky Hollywood cocktail parties in the early 1930s. Actors Doris Day and Dan Duryea, cosmetics magnate Max Factor and Los Angeles Examiner Hollywood gossip...
| Jul 1, 2010
Jim Brown pauses during his singsong sales pitch at Whole Foods in Venice just long enough to replenish samples of his namesake tomato-based hamburger relish.
"You've got to use more cream cheese than cracker so you can take the relish to almost...
| Nov 25, 2010
Dear SOS: I'm wondering if you can give me the recipe used at Canter's Bakery on Fairfax for their loaf-style cheesecake, sold by the pound. I've loved it for years and looked for one like it in many cookbooks without luck. I would love to be able to...
| Sep 2, 2010
Dear SOS: Last night I had dinner at L'Angolo Café on W. 9th Street in downtown Los Angeles. For dessert, I had a piece of a strawberry coconut cake that one of their employees, Tamla, had made. It was magnificent! Do you suppose she would share her...
| Jun 23, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times
Servings: 9 to 12
Note: Adapted from a recipe by pastry chef Kimberly Valdez of SW Steakhouse at Wynn in Las Vegas. This recipe requires the use of a scale. Glucose can generally be...
| Sep 22, 2011
Dear SOS: My husband and I just returned from a trip to Israel to attend the wedding of one of his former students. We stayed at the beautiful Mount Zion hotel in Jerusalem, which served an incredible Israeli breakfast. In addition to a wide array of...