| Jan 7, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Mash Notes and Comment âDear Mr. Coates: âIt is again our privilege to have a dance date for the purpose of raising funds for the âMarch of Dimesâ Saturday evening, Jan. 23. âWe were unfortunate in having you at our last yearâs date and we...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 9:32 PM
A while back we reported on a study presented at an annual meeting of the Endocrine Society that showed that people who ate a sizable breakfast lost more weight and kept it off compared with those who ate a small......
| Jun 6, 2010
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Doubleday: 292 pp., $25.95
It makes sense: Everything is made up of many things: Cells, fibers, chemicals and also the thoughts and feelings of the people who make the things. Food, which is so...
| Dec 23, 2009
I was going to bring something to the office for the holidays the other day. I pulled out my mother's baking sheets and thought, but only for a moment, that I should make a couple dozen chocolate chip cookies, straight from the recipe on the bag of...
| Jan 13, 2010
Savory pies are the culinary equivalent of a down quilt: warm, cushy, uncomplicated -- and precisely what I want to tuck into once winter has settled in and I've found myself safely on the other side of the high-stakes holiday cooking gantlet. ¶ After...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 3:09 PM
Although I am a New Yorker now, I am proud of my Los Angeles roots. I was born in Monterey Park, and my first job was as an usher at the Music Center in downtown L.A. I have hiked in Griffith Park, camped out overnight for a seat at the Rose Parade and...
| Nov 21, 2010
A Short History of Private Life
Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95
"At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 5:45 PM
Celebrating the New Year in Las Vegas fashion, AOC will have a buffet and an Elvis look-alike. The first seating offers a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes wood-oven-baked cannelloni and petrale sole with caramelized endive. $75,...
| Dec 23, 2010
At Salt's Cure, an endearing new WeHo restaurant, the server brings out a wooden board with a few of the cured and smoked items we've chosen from the day's short printed menu. There's a deep red, thinly sliced duck ham that seems to concentrate the rich...
| Oct 21, 2010
Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...
| Oct 21, 2010
Diner-style roast beef hash
Total time: 1 hour
1 1/4 pounds cooked roast beef, sliced into chunks
1 pound baking potatoes (about 2 large), cubed
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded