| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
A "bacon-flavored" vending machine? Here's hoping that headline is accurate and not a beautiful error. --The Meatball Food Marathon: Al Gelato vs. Larchmont Larder vs. Mozza 2 Go. --"The contestants on Iron Chef have it easy compared with Dan Coudreaut,.....
| Sep 9, 2009
Summer always comes late to Southern California, but that seemed to be particularly true this year, as the cloudy gray days of June gloom stretched well into August for many areas. There was a good side, to be sure, but what we gained by not having to...
| Aug 26, 2009
Headed to LACMA to catch the "Pompeii and the Roman Villa" exhibit before it closes Oct. 4? Before you go, put a bottle of this crisp, minerally white from Italy's Campania region (that's Naples/Pompeii and environs) in the fridge to break open when you...
| Aug 5, 2009
Puck really knows how to pick them. Locations, that is. Wolfgang Puck, who burst onto the scene in 1982 with a little place called Spago, has just opened a new restaurant downtown at L.A. Live. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill sits center stage, right on the L....
| Apr 5, 2009
Clean-cut, wholesome and decidedly demure. Look at the ultra-Disneyfied costumes in this month's "Hannah Montana" movie and you'll see the latest reflection of the accelerating shift toward more parent-friendly tween fashions.
Forget Britney-era bling...
| Feb 11, 2009
Seriously, what is wrong with this town? If Celestino Drago, one of the best-known Italian restaurateurs in Southern California, can't get a crowd for his most ambitious restaurant yet, and a very glamorous one at that, then what? The fact that Drago...
| Jan 7, 2009
The idea of quick, flavorful weeknight cooking is nothing new. And neither is most of the advice. In 1930, when the great Edouard de Pomiane addressed the topic in his cookbook "French Cooking in Ten Minutes: or, Adapting to the Rhythm of Modern Life,"...
| Sep 24, 2008
| 2:34 PM
On Rosh Hashana, Ashkenazi Jews dip apple slices in honey for a "sweet New Year." The Aleppine Jews -- whose ancestors were prominent residents of Aleppo, Syria, for many centuries -- may eat scarlet candied quinces instead, or even translucent shreds...
| Aug 6, 2008
Canned tuna is so commonplace you might think it's crazy to make your own. OK, so call this tuna "conserved" instead. It's not just a change of names. Following Food editor Russ Parsons' recipe, take chunks of good albacore tuna and slowly poach it...
| Aug 5, 2008
| 10:56 AM
Past vacations that involved driving in Italy had required a peace pact between my wife, Kathy, and me, because being on the road there is so intense due to high speed, tight squeezes and plain old Italian urgency. With those complications, navigational...
| Mar 26, 2008
I love the neighborhood feel of Little Dom's, the new Hillhurst Avenue spinoff of West Hollywood's Dominick's -- the way, as you wait for your table, the door stenciled with the name swings open, and in comes another knot of interesting-looking people:...