| May 31, 2010
| 4:37 PM
Los Angeles is mad for burgers. We don't just obsessively grill them in our sun-soaked backyards; we also gobble them down at a growing number of gourmet burger spots including Umami, 8 oz. Burger Bar and the Counter. But that's not enough to sate our...
| Feb 4, 2010
Lentil chili with merguez
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 16 to 20 (1-cup) servings
Note: Merguez sausage can generally be found at gourmet and cooking supply stores. Harissa can generally be found at gourmet and cooking supply...
| Mar 10, 2010
In an eco-conscious, fashion-forward neighborhood like Silver Lake (where ergonomic strollers are beginning to outnumber hangovers), it was bound to happen: A restaurant has opened that encourages diners to bring in produce from their home gardens,...
| Nov 25, 2010
There'll be no potato latkes on my Hanukkah table this year. Yes, I know they're traditional — my mother made them every Hanukkah when I was growing up. I've also prepared them for my children in years gone by, along with sufganiyot, an...
| Nov 25, 2010
Lentil and barley stew
Total time: 50 minutes
Note: This recipe is adapted from a 1971 edition of " The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook" by Jean Hewitt. I serve it with little bowls of crumbled goat feta cheese and olives on the...
| Jun 10, 2010
Southern California can be thought of as a crazy quilt of humanity stitched together with the spices and flavors of many nations. And at no time is that more apparent than during the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and riles up every...
| Jun 3, 2010
In the beginning, there was grilled cheese, and it was good. How could it not be — creamy melted cheese, bread crisped in butter? And then, of course, came the panini, once a simple Italian snack bar staple, turned seemingly ubiquitous. Now it looks...
| Jun 3, 2010
Quesadillas stuffed with greens and feta
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
1/3 cup minced onion
1 pound mixed cooking greens, such as kale, mustards and collards
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons minced...
| May 16, 2010
PONY EXPRESS BY PLANE
From LAX to Kansas City, Mo., the nearest airport to St. Joseph, Mo., Midwest and Southwest provide nonstop service and Southwest, Frontier, American and United provide connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip...
| Sep 23, 2010
Café del Rey in Marina del Rey serves a Mediterranean pizza that is very different and one of my favorites. Is there any chance you can obtain the recipe?
John C. Severino
Dear John: We loved the light crust, bright sauce and array...
| Jul 22, 2010
Almost every entrée and side order at El Bolivar in Chatsworth comes with a humble arepa, one of those innocuous little South American white corncakes. They're smaller than the palm of a child's hand. But take a bite, quickly: They're an utterly...