| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Father's Day is just around the corner (it's Sunday for those who haven't checked their calendars). So here's a list of Father's Day barbecues and brunches for celebrating with dad.
Go "Hog Wild" for dad: On Father’s Day, Bouchon Bistro Beverly...
| Jul 7, 2013
Oh, the joy of being a dog. Especially a dog with wealthy parents, um, I mean owners.
More than a decade has passed since luxury hotels began throwing welcome parties for platinum-card-carrying pet owners .
But with pets a $50-billion-a-year industry,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Beets are one of summer's most vibrant vegetables. They're great in a salad, in a dessert or roasted on their own. They're also easy to prepare.
When selecting beets, you'll want to chose ones that are heavy for their size. Try to pick out the ones...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and comfort food seems to be roasting or baking everywhere. Thanksgiving is the perfect blend of family, friends and good food, so it’s no wonder many people claim it as their favorite holiday.
| May 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Could it be Monsieur Gagnaire, chef extraordinaire, in Las Vegas? Mais oui! Find out what the buzz is all about at Twist, the three-Michelin-star chef’s first restaurant in the United States. The menu infuses the simplicity of classic French cuisine...
| Apr 20, 2013
Dear SOS: In the heat of August, I stopped for lunch at Paper or Plastik Cafe. I had the most amazing cold borscht. It was light and refreshing and full-flavored and, like my bubby's, only distilled down to the essence of borscht. Is there any chance...
| Apr 14, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When I told friends I was planning a trip to Birmingham, the reaction was universal.
"Alabama?" one asked. "On purpose?"
I shared their skepticism, viewing the travel literature with the jaundiced eye of a longtime Angeleno...
| Apr 6, 2013
Here are samples from three of my favorite books.
From "Mediterranean Food" by Elizabeth David
Ratatouille aux Oeufs
1 lb. potatoes, 3/4 lb. onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 small marrows (zucchini), 3 tomatoes, 3 green pimentos (sweet peppers), eggs,...
| Mar 23, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: 16 bars
Note: You can substitute ½ cup chocolate chips for the chocolate chunks. If making the bars ahead, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
1/4 cup finely...
| Jun 22, 2013
Dear SOS: I recently returned from a cruise to northeastern Canada and the U.S. While visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia, our tour took us to a charming Irish pub called Durty Nelly's for lunch. Several in our group ordered the seafood chowder. It was a...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This list of off-the-menu dishes doesn't include anything from In-N-Out or McDonald's; you already know about those. These, which you might not be familiar with, are iconic items from places particular to Los Angeles. And though access to a couple of...