| May 9, 2012
| 4:34 PM
It was like a dream come true. The day was Sunday and my band mates Charlie, Emily and I had retired to the Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake for a beer and burger after a hard day of lying......
| May 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Who said French toast was just for breakfast? This savory take on the comfort food -- stuffed with bacon, Gruyère cheese and dandelion greens and pan-fried to ooey-gooey perfection -- works well served any time of the day....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Welcome to the end of the road. If you're going to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, it stops here, near the tip of a long, skinny peninsula about 100 miles south of Cancun. Scrub jungle encroaches on the village, fishermen wait for the opening of lobster...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Presidents and wannabe presidents are supposed to read. A novel or a work of history under their arms makes them look, in a word, presidential.
But just like the ties they wear, the book titles the candidates share with us are more than likely approved...
| Nov 17, 2012
The annual Thanksgiving feast is a time when home cooks enjoy pulling out all the stops and preparing copious amounts of tradition-loaded dishes to share with friends and loved ones. This excitement often leads to preparing enough food to satisfy...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 11:01 AM
The Santa Monica farmers market is more exotic. The Hollywood market is bigger and the new Altadena market more devoted to tiny organic farms. But the most charming place to buy vegetables in Los Angeles may be the Sunday morning market in the Pacific...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: About 3 hours over 2 days
Servings: 6 to 8
Stuffing "pain perdu"
1/2 cup sour cream (crème fraîche or heavy cream can be substituted)
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
| Aug 4, 2012
It's too late to lose that unwanted weight for summer. But if you start now — and aim to shed a modest 2 pounds a week — you could drop as much as 40 pounds in time to ring in 2013.
The hardest part, however, might be choosing a new diet....
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:29 PM
With Peter Jackson's film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" coming to screens this week, the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien are at the top of the mind. And the top of the menu, if you happen to be sitting at America's chain diner, Denny's.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:15 PM
If you are in South Gate, and you have commanded a table at Tacos DF, you are probably here for the Mexico City-style antojitos, which is to say the broad huaraches piled high with chicken, the quesadillas stuffed with squash blossoms and melted cheese,...