| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Dinner on a diet? It may sound tough but it's easy if you're prepared, even on a busy weeknight. Here are four suggestions to try, each clocking in at under 200 calories and under 15 grams each carbohydrates and fat per serving. Three of the recipes...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:53 AM
A sophisticated new restaurant and lounge called Acabar is set to open in the old Dar Maghreb space in Hollywood sometime next week.
What's really got us buzzing about the opening is chef Octavio Becerra's return to the kitchen. His now-closed Palette...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:07 PM
There's nothing like an ice-cold treat to take the edge off summer's heat. Popsicles are the perfect answer to a hot day, and they're so easy to make at home. Best of all? You can flavor them with whatever you like. Go crazy.
Start with a liquid base:...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Love the bright flavor and subtle sweet perfume of fresh melon? Well, they're in season and there are so many ways to use them. Whether you're looking for a light dinner or a colorful summer side, may we suggest some ideas:
Take everything you love...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I curate a bi-weekly recipe column for The Times' Saturday section called "Destination: Cocktail." To date, I've culled 100 recipes created by some of the city's best bartenders, for some of the city's best bars and restaurants. I just finished poring...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Lately it seems like there's no L.A. neighborhood without a juice bar. They're expanding faster than you can say kale-avocado-cilantro-lemon-cucumber-caraway-jalapeno-celery smoothie. It's no wonder. Fans of juice -- the kind often made with a press and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:44 PM
"An Evening of Tiki" returns to the Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, just in time for the lazy, fruit-tastic days of summer.
The Polynesian-themed night takes place the first or second Wednesday of every month, ending in September. Each...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Breakfast for dinner. Sometimes nothing sounds better after a long day. And so often, it's easy to fix -- c'mon, we usually cook breakfast when we're barely awake, so you know the recipes can't be that challenging. Let us offer some suggestions, including...
| Jan 12, 2013
If you'd like to try our cooking class at your own home, here's an outline of how to go about it. Of course, feel free to improvise.
Roast Chicken: Remove the chicken from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before roasting. Rinse it well and pat it...
| Feb 9, 2013
Dear SOS: My co-worker raves about the chicken tequila fettucine from California Pizza Kitchen. Her birthday is coming up in February, and we would like to make the dish for a girls' night in to celebrate. Do you have the recipe?
| Mar 30, 2013
Anchovies are an important fish in our worlds' oceans. They play a critical role in the food chain and sustain many species of fish. So why does everybody hate them? In my career as a chef, I've never come across an ingredient so polarizing, even among...