| Aug 12, 2010
The iconic upside-down cake of the American imagination is a golden sponge gilded with a slick of caramel, a corona of sweetened pineapple rings and incandescent maraschino cherries. Yet as sunshiny as it may seem, it hardly qualifies as a seasonal...
| Oct 14, 2010
It's October, the weather's cooling off and the classic idea is a German Oktoberfest-type beer. But there's a world of other malty beers out there.
Moylan's Kilt Lifter (not the only Scottish-style ale to bear a somewhat rude name) is widely available...
| Jan 13, 2011
Snap. Snap. Snap. In my mind's eye, I see a layout for a design or architecture magazine. The salvaged wood boards, some silvery and weathered, a few whitewashed, used for the restaurant's exterior. The wide barn doors leading out to the courtyard in...
| Jan 19, 2012
Spiced apple cobbler crumble
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Note: Adapted from Susan Dumeyer and David Sundeen of Windrose Farm. Regarding the apples, Dumeyer recommends "Granny Smith or Sierra Beauty for their firm, tart flavor. Calville...
| May 27, 2010
To the uninitiated, the boysenberry may look like a big, blowzy, underripe blackberry, but it is in fact a noble fruit, as distinct from a common blackberry as a thoroughbred is from a mule.
Large, dark purple, juicy and intense, it derives its unique...
| Jan 28, 2011
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest restaurant evenings of the year. Here are some places that are offering special menus and deals.
Alegria: Long Beach's Alegria combines a four-course dinner for $65 and live flamenco dancers. Offered from February 10...
| Apr 21, 2011
I used to know a guy who would drive up to Santa Barbara just for the afternoon to visit with an old man he respected. I couldn't believe it. In my mind's eye, the Central Coast city seemed much farther than a couple of hours away. Yet it's really not...
| Jun 2, 2011
Is there a more stunning hotel lobby than the one at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel? With its heavy painted beams, chic leather daybeds and grand proportions, it exudes old Hollywood glamour. A stately hush hovers over the vast room, and most of the...
| May 19, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times
Note: This recipe requires 6 (7-ounce) ramekins.
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we...
| May 12, 2011
Every time I'm in London, I somehow manage to find an excuse to eat at St. John Bar & Restaurant. That's a wonderful rustic restaurant for die-hard carnivores in northwest London from Fergus Henderson, author of the quirky but important cookbook "Nose...
| Jun 16, 2011
On an early summer night, I'm enjoying sitting at a sidewalk table taking in the street action in front of the Spice Table, a 3-month-old Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant in Little Tokyo. People are walking by, rushing past on their way inside or to some...