| Feb 10, 2009
Re “Ex-employees describe peanut plant as ‘filthy.’ ” Feb. 7
All I keep hearing about is what's wrong with Food and Drug Administration food inspection techniques. But according to workers at Peanut...
| Nov 13, 2008
Jay Fiondella, the flamboyant owner of Chez Jay, the scruffy restaurant-bar he opened almost 50 years ago that became a Santa Monica landmark and something of a shrine to his exploits as an adventurer, has died. He was 82.
Fiondella died Nov. 6 at a...
| May 13, 2009
The nasi bungkus at Java Spice is a magnificent Indonesian meal, a picnic banquet swathed in fresh-cut banana leaf that looks something like a pregnant shoe box. Inside are generous chunks of coconut-infused chicken, smoldering chile-laced beef rendang,...
| Feb 27, 2008
Everybody enjoys a nice piece of fish. But the best seafood restaurants -- Water Grill downtown and Providence in Hollywood, along with the top Cantonese seafood places in the San Gabriel Valley -- are on the east side of L.A.
That's why Paperfish, the...
| Nov 4, 2009
At first glance, Key limes are hard to resist. Bright green, shading to lemon yellow, smooth, compact and tiny, they're adorably cute -- yeah, cute, just like a little puppy. It's hard not to want to snatch a bag or two along with your other groceries....
| Oct 31, 2006
| 7:34 PM
Total time: 3 hours, 20 minutes, plus at least 30 minutes standing time
Servings: Makes 24 samosas
Note: From "Climbing the Mango Trees." For the filling, you may use low-fat or whole-milk yogurt. You will need about 3 cups of the filling for the...
| Jun 14, 2006
IT'S getting hotter — and hotter, according to Al Gore. Time to turn up the AC, plan more trips to the beach, and grab yourself a seriously cool milkshake.
A real shake, that is — not the synthetic kind handed to you from an anonymous drive-...
| Dec 18, 2009
| 4:17 PM
385 North's Tataki of Beef (Marinated Beef)
1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger root
3/4 teaspoon grated garlic
1/2 cup dark soy sauce
1 bunch chiso (ooba leaf), julienned
1/4 cup lime juice
14 ounces culotte or New York steak
| Sep 13, 2006
WHETHER it's saving $200 on the price of an airline ticket to the Mayan Riviera or snagging a pair of Christian Louboutin sandals priced to move on the last day of the Barneys Warehouse sale, there's something about finding a great deal that's supremely...
| Nov 8, 2006
Total time: 2 hours
Note: From "The Soul of a New Cuisine" by Marcus Samuelsson. The pears should not be too ripe. Cooking the skewers on an outdoor grill is recommended.
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons
olive oil, divided
| Mar 5, 2010
| 4:35 AM
In the online video market, Web-based businesses and software developers are taking at least three different approaches to incorporating social media into their products. One, exemplified by user-generated video sites such as YouTube, relies on the...