| Mar 17, 2012
For all of the hundreds of restaurants in L.A.'s Koreatown, tucked behind untranslated signs and inside barely marked skyscrapers, in sleek malls and dusty strip centers, the area has never had much in the way of recognizable chefs. Generations of Los...
| Mar 18, 2012
As many a Peruvian traveler can tell you, climbing Machu Picchu is easy, especially if you take one of those tourist buses that do most of the work. It's embracing Cuzco that can be hard.
Cuzco (often spelled Cusco) usually is the Peruvian city you fly...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Dining out for $5 or less may seem like a fantasy, but Southern California has much to offer for those on a tight budget. For affordable Vietnamese fare, for example, venture to Garden Grove or Westminster. Or look to food trucks for unique, inexpensive...
| Mar 31, 2012
When I married into a Yemenite family in Israel more than 40 years ago, it raised some eyebrows. Since my family was of Polish and Russian origin, I was embracing a different culture, including foods that were unlike the Ashkenazi ones I had grown up...
| Dec 29, 2011
The fellow I met at a holiday party had just one question for me: Where do you find a great steak in this part of the country? He grew up in Texas on grass-fed beef and complains he's never found a steak here with as much flavor. He's disappointed every...
| Jan 5, 2012
The best meals of the year aren't necessarily about foie gras and truffles, or indulgent tasting menus, or even the technically best cooking of 2011. They're those dinners that surprised and delighted, that wove food and wine and friendship together in...
| Mar 31, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus baking and cooling times
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: If your family does not serve peas on Passover, substitute ½ cup additional broccoli.
2 1/2 pounds boiling potatoes (about 7 medium-large), preferably yellow-...
| Apr 8, 2012
For me, the egg hunt didn't stop when I became an adult.
Some people hunt eggs, but I prefer to eat them. As a kid, I thrilled more to the feast than the hunt — as in the feast of hard-boiled eggs and leftover egg dishes that remained in the wake...
| Oct 20, 2012
Curried lamb hand pies
Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes, plus chilling time for the filling and pies
Note: The lamb can be replaced with lean ground beef if preferred.
4 tablespoons oil, divided
1 onion, cut into ¼-inch dice
| Oct 4, 2012
This column is dedicated to the 42,473 who were at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night when the flame finally flickered out. You missed out.
Yes, we couch potatoes saw you, squirming and grimacing and putting your hands over your eyes as the drama churned...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Are McDonald’s fries made of plastic? Indestructible? Hardly, according to a new video from the Golden Arches.
As part of an ongoing transparency initiative from the chain’s Canadian outpost, the company shows viewers exactly how the...