| May 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When it comes to dreaming about a perfect Mother’s Day, Los Angeles’ top chefs turn out to be just like working moms everywhere -- sleep and perfectly behaved children are at the top of the list.
Suzanne Goin is chef and owner at Lucques,...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Total time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Note: From Terry Fortia, sous chef at Memphis. Bayou Magic Cajun Seasoning and Red Rooster hot sauce are widely available in supermarkets. Aidells makes an andouille sausage that is also widely available....
| May 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This is a Tianjin breakfast restaurant in Monterey Park. While workers are ringing up handmade baos for $0.92 a pop, an elderly woman weaves in and out of the kitchen, sometimes momentarily pausing to take it all in, hands on her hips. Her name is Anna...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Tacos - can we ever have enough tacos in our lives? I didn't think so. Because when the taco is right, the birds start to sing and the stars shine more brightly and you have the impression that everything is right with the world, which is a lot of...
| 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 13, 2013
2 hours. Serves 6
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 1/2 to 2 ounces rinds from Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 dozen asparagus tips
1/2 pound sugar snap peas
Goat cheese ravioli or fresh pasta...
| Mar 9, 2013
Dear SOS: I recently was in Aspen, Colo., on a trip through the Rocky Mountains. The ham and bean soup at the Creperie du Village was wonderful. Is there any way you might be able to get the recipe?
Dear Barry: Ham and beans...
| Mar 2, 2013
Dear SOS: I'd love to have the recipe for salmon bisque at Robin's in Cambria.
Dear Leslie: With the depth of flavor in this soup, you'd never guess it came together in under an hour. Robin's Restaurant was happy to share its...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Andy Warhol famously said that in the future, everyone would have 15 minutes of fame.
But that didn't stop him from focusing his camera lenses and other image-making implements on folks whose ride on the wagon of celebrity figured to last somewhat...
| Feb 16, 2013
Is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old celebrity? Heck, is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old, period — all angst, eyelashes and silly stilettos?
Yet give them time, and 20-year-olds will eventually grow, like sycamore...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
For the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, sorrel soup was a harbinger of spring. The wild perennial, a plant tough enough to endure snow, has fed humans in Europe and Asia for thousands of years.
Today, domesticated varieties are essential for...