| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Venice closer "Amazonia," which receives a market screening Sunday, is not just a 3D jungle adventure pic that attempts to do visual justice to the Amazon.
For Brazil's burgeoning movie industry, it is the shape of things to come, an international...
| Sep 27, 2013
The decade-old Brentwood farmers market is the largest of the 20 venues run by the Raw Inspiration group, stretching for almost a quarter mile down Gretna Green Way from San Vicente Boulevard to Montana Avenue. It’s a flourishing event with a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:26 AM
If you're looking to add a delicate nuttiness to a dish, you can't go wrong with pumpkin seeds, commonly known as pepitas. Remove the outer white hull, and the vibrant green seeds have a fresh, almost grassy flavor; roasting brings out the seeds' oils,...
| Dec 1, 2013
For more than a half-century, Sister Therese Mary Martinez — Sister Mary to her many friends — has worked to help the Mexican-American community in the northwest suburbs.
She has assisted newcomers in finding housing, dealing with...
| Jul 27, 2013
The taco is a perfect expression of time and place, varying in method and composition from region to region of not just Mexico but also Los Angeles, delicious in even mediocre incarnations, cheap enough for everybody to enjoy but violently flavored enough...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:44 PM
What would you do to get your hands on a bottle of Sriracha? That's a question many Sriracha fans asked after a judge ordered the recent partial shutdown of the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha chile plant in Irwindale last week.
A seller on EBay is hoping you'...
| Aug 31, 2013
Sichuan flavor base
30 minutes. Makes about 1 quart
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (6¼ ounces) chili bean sauce (doubanjiang)
2 tablespoons (1¼ ounces) hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons (1/3 ounce) ground red Sichuan peppercorns
1/4 cup plus 2...
| Aug 31, 2013
Dandan sesame sauce
35 minutes. Makes about 1 quart
3 tablespoons oil
1 pound shallots, peeled and sliced into very thin rounds
1/4 cup sugar
Powdered red chile, to taste
In a heavy-bottomed saute pan, combine the oil and...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Three indigenous sisters in the barren Altiplano of northern Chile confront their increasing isolation in Sebastian Sepulveda's starkly handsome debut, "The Quispe Girls." Based on a true story from 1974, when the claws of Gen. Pinochet's dictatorship...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Chile peppers top McCormick & Co. Inc's annual list of emerging food trends and flavors for 2014, the Sparks-based spice maker said Tuesday.
The flavoring company, marking its 125th year in business next year, unveiled an anniversary edition of its...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises.
It is co-sponsored by Macys and...