| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How do you give a lifetime achievement award to a director still very much in motion, to an artist who refuses to settle down, to someone who actively does not want one?
Woody Allen is in the midst of a run of box-office successes and critical acclaim....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Marcella Hazan, whose many cookbooks introduced Americans to the true food of Italy, died Sunday morning at her home in Longboat Key, Fla., according to her husband, Victor Hazan. She was 89 and had been in failing health for several months.
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Penelope Casas, one of the pioneering writers in the English language on Spanish cuisine, has died. She was 70 years old. Her death was reported to the New York Times by her daughter, Elisa.
Casas’ first book, 1982’s “The Foods and...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Doritos may soon be a menu ingredient at Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the nation’s most popular restaurant chains. Can the Doritos infiltration into the American diet -- Taco Bell sells 1 million Doritos Locos Tacos a day -- be stopped?
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Listen up, L.A. If you want to know what California cuisine is, look in the mirror.
We talk a lot about the ingredients. Unrivaled seasonal produce – goodbye tomatoes, hello pomegranate, farm-to-table and all very precious. But there’s...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Gwyneth Paltrow might have gotten off easy with Martha Stewart. But that might not be the case if the rumors are true about a looming Vanity Fair profile of the Oscar winner.
Some are anxiously awaiting the arrival of an upcoming Vanity Fair profile...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Looking for rich and filling ideas for Meatless Monday? You might never guess these hearty recipes are vegetarian: Lentil and barley stew: Craving something for cooler weather? This hearty lentil and barley stew comes together in less than an hour,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Tom Daley, Maria Bello and Bob Harper all announced to the world that they are gay or in same-sex relationships this past week. The overwhelming reaction? A collective shrug.
And that's progress, gay activists say.
In fact, the Olympian, the actress...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Festivus is back! And it's not too late to celebrate in a style that would make the "Seinfeld" gang -- and especially George Costanza's father -- proud.
But first, we offer a brief rewind for those among you muttering Festi-WHAT? Festivus is a (non)...