| 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,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:52 AM
During the first Tsukiji market tuna auction of the year in Tokyo on Sunday, a 230-kilogram (507-pound) piece of bluefin tuna sold for 7.36 million yen ($70,000). That may seem like a lot of money for a fish, but the price is far less than expected for...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:14 AM
No, you didn't read that headline incorrectly. A mostly government-funded program in Amsterdam pays alcoholics who clean street litter with beer.
It's all part of the Rainbow Foundation, a program started last year to help give alcoholics, homeless and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:55 PM
A group of elderly men and women like to sit and chat inside a McDonald's in Flushing, N.Y. It's not unlike a scene you may find at your local McDonald's. Sometimes they sit for hours at a time telling stories, without ordering much more than a single...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Anna Maria Island -- a slender 7-mile slip of Gulf sand balanced atop the crooked crab claw of north Longboat Key -- is a slow-motion kind of place.
Sit a spell and taste the brine of the sea air as it bites softly at the back of your throat. Kick off...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Film Independent has announce the jurors for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival.
The jury for the DIRECTTV Narrative Competition consists of Film Independent Spirit Award-winning producer Gina Kwon ("Chuck & Buck"), Spirit Award-nominated director...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:19 AM
You know, one of the things I love about the newspaper is that you can get a variety of perspectives and opinions all in the same place.
A perfect example: I couldn't disagree more with my colleague Mike Bianchi's column, "Jameis Winston assault inquiry...