| 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...
| Apr 22, 2008
| 2:37 PM
Total time: 55 minutes
Note: Adapted from "Beyond the Great Wall." Tofu sticks, also known as bean curd sticks, are available at Chinese and other Asian markets.
3 ounces tofu sticks (4 to 6 sticks)
1 tablespoon peanut oil
| Jun 17, 2008
| 12:44 PM
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 30 empanadas
Note: Adapted from a Border Grill recipe. The plantains should be mostly brown with only a little yellow; plantains with any green on them will not be sweet.
6 very ripe plantains,...
| Aug 30, 2006
Seems like we waited forever for great summer produce, and now it's abundantly here -- too abundantly, if you're a fruit-tree owner, overly enthusiastic vegetable gardener or incorrigible farmers market shopper. Got plums, ripening all at once?...
| Apr 18, 2007
A new oven is being billed as the greatest invention since the discovery of fire itself. This high-tech contraption, seemingly a cross between a furnace and a microwave, allegedly can roast a whole rack of lamb in 6 1/2 minutes flat. Which sounds...
| Feb 6, 2008
Of the new restaurants crowding the Vietnamese restaurant scene, this dozen represents best the delicious new era in Little Saigon and beyond.
Amazon. There's talent in the kitchen at this swankily designed lounge and hangout in an obscure location off...
| Nov 4, 2009
Thai peanut chicken wings
Total time: About 1 hour, plus marinating and cooling times
Servings: 8 to 10
Zest of 3 Key limes
1/2 cup Key lime juice
1/4 cup water
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon vanilla extract...
| 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....
| Nov 29, 2009
During a recent visit to my husband's hometown, we watched as a colorful local character saunter into the downtown Roanoke coffee shop where we were refueling.
"Slow," as he prefers to be called, was decked out in a leather and leopard-print ensemble...
| Mar 17, 2009
Even the food industry has come to agree: This country must reform its ineffective food safety system. Beef, peanuts, salsa -- over the last year alone, the American public has been given reason after reason to lose confidence in the food, imported and...
| 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.