| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:47 AM
Between the turkey, the sweet potatoes, the cranberries and the pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving dinner will cost consumers more this year – but not by much.
Households will shell out, on average, $49.48 for a party of 10, or 28 cents more than last year....
| Oct 28, 2012
For perfume lovers, the advent of cooler weather may very well inspire a shift in scents. It's a time to abandon the light florals of summer and explore fragrances that reflect autumn and conjure notions of All Hallow's Eve.
For a postmodern...
| Oct 20, 2012
Largely free of the manure odors that kept me from a life in agriculture, Faulkner Farm puts on quite a pumpkin patch, replete with red barns, hayrides, a pumpkin catapult, corn mazes and, best of all, a fine tri-tip sandwich, the only thing really...
| Oct 13, 2012
Fall is upon us, so brewers are making pumpkin ales. Boston Beer Co. has been offering one for a long time, Samuel Adams Harvest Ale, which is notable for using English hops and both caramel and smoked malts in the mash. And pumpkin, of course. Harvest...
| Sep 15, 2012
It seems like Rosh Hashanah customs were created by lovers of fruits and vegetables. Most families will begin Sunday night's holiday dinner with apple wedges dipped in honey to symbolize the hope for a sweet New Year, and many serve sweet vegetables,...
| Sep 1, 2012
Dear SOS: My friends and I were in New Orleans in March and ate at this wonderful restaurant on St. Charles Avenue. For dessert we shared their sweet potato bread pudding. Any chance you can get that recipe for us? It was yummy!
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy tortured his then-wife and her lover in an Irvine office after learning of their affair, a prosecutor said in court last week. Robert Avery McClain, 38, of Irvine stands accused in Orange......
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Mar 1, 2012
For some years, Jolly Pumpkin has been scouting around on the wilder edges of the Belgian ale repertoire without being curmudgeonly about it. When it makes a sour ale, it's always an attractive one. Here we have a Belgian-style golden ale aged in...
| Feb 9, 2012
Dear SOS: My husband and I recently visited downtown Napa, Calif. The amazing chocolate dessert at Carpe Diem is absolutely the best chocolate dessert I've ever tasted! And I am not a big dessert person. Satin-smooth chocolate with a texture between a...