| 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...
| 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
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2011
Gusts of wind lashed at the bay windows of the ferry terminal in St-Malo, France. The ground wobbled under my feet. A child whirled at dizzying speed around his parents and a few hapless passengers, contributing to my queasiness.
I was headed to the...
| 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......
| 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 13, 2008
Eleventh hour love:
Learn to prepare and present a three-course Valentine's dinner at this men's cooking class, with Beverly Hills Hotel director of food and beverage Robert Allen, featuring dishes such as roast beef tenderloin for two. 6 to 8 p.m....
| May 13, 2009
At the latest London import, Cecconi's, an expat Brit orders a cocktail, leans back against the luxurious cushions strewn along the terrace banquette and opens the morning's Times -- that would be the Times of London. Hostesses have a tony British accent,...