| Jul 13, 2010
| 12:27 PM
It's always a wild scene at 85C, a coffee shop, bakery and patisserie in Irvine. From morning through evening, hundreds of customers of every age and walk of life pour through its doors heaping their trays high with a fantastical array of baked goods...
| Aug 12, 2010
Front Page Jamaican Grille is one of those places where the guy working behind the counter will tell you, in no uncertain terms, what his favorite dish is. Where the owner will come out and shower love on your dog and then show you pictures of her own...
| Feb 10, 2011
Ricardo Diaz is on his way to building a culinary empire with Mexican restaurants that innately reflect the attitudes and fluctuations of the Angeleno appetite.
Three years ago, Diaz and his in-laws opened Cook's Tortas in Monterey Park. There, sturdy,...
| Jun 23, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times
Servings: 9 to 12
Note: Adapted from a recipe by pastry chef Kimberly Valdez of SW Steakhouse at Wynn in Las Vegas. This recipe requires the use of a scale. Glucose can generally be...
| Aug 5, 2011
Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times
Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup
Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale.
4 pounds yellow peaches
1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾...
| Nov 27, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO MALACCA, MALAYSIA
From LAX, Malaysia Airlines offer direct service (stop, no change of plane) to Kuala Lumpur, and China Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, Singapore, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Korean and Eva offering connecting...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2011
This weekend, I picked the first tomatoes of the season from our little vegetable garden out back. It felt like an eternity before the fruit on those massive plants finally ripened; now all of a sudden the garden is littered with bright red tomatoes. I...
| Jul 21, 2011
Caramelized pineapple confit
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: Makes about 6 cups confit
Note: Long peppers are available at select gourmet markets and cooking stores, as well as online.
1/2 cup dark rum, divided
1 1/4 cups dark brown...
| May 23, 2009
As a self-described "nice Jewish girl," Ruth Handel gets a little verdutzt when it comes to home entertaining: "I'm always asking myself, is there enough food? Is there enough to drink? Does the house look good enough?"
Enough already. These days...
| May 29, 2009
| 11:41 AM
Maya Arulpragasam is an anomaly in many ways. As M.I.A., she has had a lightning-fast rise. From her early singles Galang and Sunshowers, which spread virally through the Web in 2004, to her 2005 debut album, Arular (named...