| 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...
| Oct 13, 2012
Dear SOS: I had the most fantastic and flavorful summer salad at the Hungry Cat in Hollywood recently. It was an heirloom tomato salad with chunks of watermelon and some feta and herbs. I would love it if you might be able to obtain the recipe, as this is...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2012
Beautiful Kauai can get crowded. Here are 10 ways to ditch the crowds (and save some money).
Get your gear on: As you leave Lihue Airport, stop at Kalapaki Beach at Kama'Aina Surf & Sport, owned by Miguel (Migz) Graham, a former pro surfer, Kauai born...
| Aug 4, 2012
My dad has never been much of a food guy. I still remember his go-to comfort dish when I was a kid was something he called "bread soup," which, if I recall correctly, consisted of torn-up white bread soaked in milk. I guess growing up in North Dakota will...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, plus refrigerator time
Servings: 36 fritters
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt, preferably full-fat organic
1 large garlic clove, crushed through a garlic press
1 pound zucchini (about 2 large), shredded in a food processor...
| Apr 28, 2012
Sitting at dusk, leisurely nibbling on mezze, or small plates, between sips of wine or tea is a way of life in the Middle East. Mezze ease you into the meal in the most delightful way. And if you can enjoy them outdoors, even better. L.A. has the climate,...
| Feb 16, 2013
Dear SOS: A visiting cousin from Georgia and I recently ate lunch at the Bluewater Grill in Redondo Beach, and she loved the avocado vinaigrette salad dressing — so much so that we returned for dinner the following day just so she could order it...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
This week, Food shares the top stories and recipes from our this year's Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Many hands help make holiday cookies. That's true when you're gathered with family and friends and vats of colored icing. It's true when you're......
| Dec 15, 2011
Potato latkes with feta cheese and two onions
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: Makes 1½ to 2 dozen latkes
2 pounds baking potatoes
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra olive oil (or an olive oil/canola blend) for...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
This week's Culinary SOS comes to us from Leslie Di Mattia in Sherman Oaks: Palomino Restaurant has the yummiest tomato-basil-olive-feta-garlic topping for bread. Could you wrangle the recipe? I have searched and Googled repeatedly. Palomino was happy...