| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Scholars of the taqueria arts are well-acquainted with the taco arabe, the signature taco of the Puebla region, which is basically the Mexican version of shwarma: grilled meat shaved from the outside of a skewered cone of sliced, stacked, marinated meat,...
| Mar 10, 2011
Chirmole, a high-intensity soupy sauce as black as squid ink, is poured over tender poached chicken and holds a single hard-cooked egg. This classic Maya dish, dubbed "black dinner" in tiny Central American Belize, is based on darkly charred chiles,...
| May 19, 2011
Bear Flag Fish Co. is the seafood wonderland we all long for on idle summer days, a fish market-cum-restaurant where brilliant slabs of tuna glint like rubies and the spindrift of crashing waves hangs in the air. It's minimalism at its seafaring best ...
| May 26, 2011
On the plate, a wide-eyed Malcolm McDowell stares up at me from beneath his bowler. It's a bit disconcerting to find the violent figure from "A Clockwork Orange" sharing space with seared day-boat scallops at Playa. On another plate, squash blossom...
| Feb 17, 2011
The chips are falling into place for Homeboy Industries.
The hottest-selling snack item at 256 Ralphs deli sections across Southern California in the first weeks of February wasn't pretzels, or cheese puffs, or pita or bagel crisps. According to the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Dining out for $5 or less may seem like a fantasy, but Southern California has much to offer for those on a tight budget. For affordable Vietnamese fare, for example, venture to Garden Grove or Westminster. Or look to food trucks for unique, inexpensive...
| Apr 21, 2012
Long before Rick Bayless, the Too Hot Tamales and even Diana Kennedy, there was another teacher and cookbook writer who introduced authentic Mexican food to a wider American audience. Though she is all but unknown today, at the turn of the 20th century...
| Sep 29, 2011
Florida's 1st GOP governor of 20th century
Claude Kirk, 85, a flamboyant self-promoter who became Florida's first Republican governor of the 20th century, died Wednesday at his West Palm Beach home, his family announced.
| Feb 10, 2011
Ricardo Diaz is on his way to building a culinary empire with Mexican restaurants that innately reflect the attitudes and fluctuations of the Angeleno appetite.
Three years ago, Diaz and his in-laws opened Cook's Tortas in Monterey Park. There, sturdy,...
| Sep 15, 2011
Last week, chef John Sedlar celebrated the 30th anniversary of his seminal, erstwhile restaurant Saint Estèphe with a sparkly cocktail party and an elaborate tasting menu for a select group of admirers who remember the go-go '80s and his particular mark...
| Nov 24, 2011
After Thursday's extravaganza, it might be the right time to think about the lightest meal of the day — or the meal that affords us the rest of the day to burn off some calories, anyway. Forget pancakes. How about savory Taiwanese crullers dipped in...