| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:35 PM
You already know how to mold a sugar skull, and we won't debate with you that your mother probably makes the best pan de muerto. Here are few other soul-soothing offerings for the wandering spirits â and your yum-hole. Champurrado (spicy hot chocolate)....
| Apr 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
âSo Iâll Save the Wear and Tear on Your Tonsils, Mr. Ames.â A Hard Life If no one minds, I'd like to get literary for a moment. Whitney Balliett of the New Yorker magazine, in reviewing two current books, wrote: "They deal with what has become, in...
| Apr 8, 2010
The bartender at Moqueca is mixing up flamingo-pink Copacabanas. Brazilian caipirinha cocktails are flowing and there's plenty of Xingu, the dark-as-ink Brazilian beer, being poured. Through the windows of the second-story dining room you can look out...
| Mar 24, 2011
A foodie rite of passage here in Los Angeles is to walk the pupusa mile: that stretch of Beverly Boulevard where Koreatown's northeastern fringe pans to a scramble of auto services, a hostess club or two, and Central American restaurants and bakeries....
| Dec 30, 2010
While on a recent visit to Silverton, Colo., my husband and I had lunch at Handlebars Food & Saloon. For dessert we ordered the bread pudding with whiskey sauce. It was by far the best bread pudding we have ever had. Although our lunch...
| Jan 13, 2011
Unless you're reading this story in your grandmother's Brooklyn or Minnesota kitchen, a loaf of dark bread just out of the oven, you may be part of the vast majority of people for whom dense rye breads are a bit out of the comfort zone. You may run across...
| Jun 30, 2011
Panzanella with sherry vinaigrette
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 skewers
Note: Adapted from "On a Stick!" by Matt Armendariz.
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 12:39 PM
There's a kind of heartland excess at many Argentine restaurants, palaces of meat that offer as good a lesson in bovine anatomy as any abattoir. But Del Tomate doesn't indulge in steakhouse gluttony. Instead, the 2-month-old Tustin restaurant busies...
| May 20, 2009
Dear SOS: Some 40 years ago while in Paris, four of us made a late night trip to the Halles [produce] market. The workers were huddled around this stand that was selling onion soup and we ordered some to warm us up. It was fantastic! I hit upon Comme Ça...
| Feb 19, 2010
| 4:35 PM
TGIF, people of Los Angeles, it's your Brand X roundup of news from around the 'Net: Sarah Palin smackdown by 'Family Guy' actress with Down Syndrome too Hot for the NYT: The New York Times left this bit out of its reporting: "My mother did not carry me...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
When we picked our Top Recipes of 2009, one of our favorites was the white-chocolate bread pudding with a whiskey caramel sauce, a recipe from February of last year. It has all the elements of the classic comfort food: a......