| Apr 8, 2009
After a few bites of curry, the tall, curly-haired guy reaches for his water glass frantically. He'd heard about Jitlada from chef friends and he can't believe he waited so long to come, I hear him say, as he takes another long swig of water. Minutes...
| Apr 8, 2009
5233 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-3104; www.jitlada.localthaifood.com.
Lively restaurant where Thais and local hipsters convene for the homey, southern Thai cooking of Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee and his...
| May 27, 2009
When the weekly food fest at Wat Thai Temple in North Hollywood was closed down almost two years ago because of neighbors' complaints about crowds and parking, the culinary blogosphere went wild with texted groans lamenting the loss of its cherished...
| Aug 12, 2009
Among the most eagerly awaited treats sold at farmers markets are the luscious mangoes grown by Wong Farms in Mecca, just north of the Salton Sea. When Deborah Wong Chamberlain started selling her crop last Wednesday at the Santa Monica farmers market,...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 3:01 PM
One particularly sauna-ish day a friend mentions he is eating nothing but raw food right now because turning on the stove just feels like too much effort. It sounds a bit extreme, but he could be even more uninspired. He could be doing nothing but...
| Dec 9, 2009
The Hollywood farmers market has a distinctively urban, almost carnival-like atmosphere, blending serious foodies, working-class shoppers, musicians, petition gatherers and a scattering of freaks. It's the second-largest market in Southern California,...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 12:32 PM
Note: This recipe, from Jennifer Brennan's book, "Curries and Bugles -- A Memoir and a Cookbook of the British Raj" (HarperCollins, $25), is as delicious as you'd expect a dish that combines butter, mangoes and whipping cream with chicken and then tops...
| Sep 15, 2009
| 7:09 PM
There are deals, and then there are delicious deals. But sometimes it's tricky to distinguish between the two when restaurants' offers of "buy one, get one free" and "half-price on Wednesdays" are as commonplace as tuna tartare or beet salad.
| Jul 30, 2007
| 4:55 PM
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2007-07-30 15:13:59.0 Administrator: Question from Tamara: how to beat the all-day sickness in the first tr-mester? my dr. wont see me till i'm 10wks. so i've stopped...
| Aug 22, 2007
Here's a selection of paleterías in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Each offers a wide variety of delicious, made-on-the- premises paletas.
Delicias de México. Don't overlook the corn paleta de leche, savory-sweet and creamy, at this fantasy pink-and-...
| May 28, 2008
IF YOU sit at the table in the window at Tara's Himalayan Cuisine, a new cafe on Venice Boulevard in Palms, you can study a large panoramic photo under the tabletop glass. It's a scene of the mountain region from which the cafe takes its name, but...