| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:03 PM
LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless.
Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up tourists' appetites, the...
| Jan 27, 2010
When I woke up the next morning, I really thought it had all been a dream. The goth mime sniffing our wine bottle, his cohorts in white porcelain masks circling the table. The gentleman in his 50s who strode in late with three women in his wake and sat...
| Apr 8, 2009
The children settle down on the floor of the palace, or what passes for a palace in the Chabad center in Westwood in the frenzied weeks leading up to the Jewish holiday of Passover. Rabbinical student Zalmy Folgerman, playing Pharaoh, dismisses Moses with...
| Apr 1, 2009
| 3:16 PM
Active work time: 20 minutes
Total preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons safflower or peanut oil
1/3 cup ground walnuts
1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cups matzo cake meal
1 teaspoon coarse salt
| Nov 14, 2007
I'M flipping through the hefty reserve wine list at the new Melrose Bar & Grill in West Hollywood and can't believe my eyes: 23 wines from Alsace and more than 20 Champagnes and sparkling wines at a restaurant where the pub steak is just $17. The more...
| Apr 16, 2008
Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Note: Adapted from a recipe by chef Todd Aarons of Tierra Sur. Ask your kosher butcher in advance to grind the chicken if you don't have a grinder at home, as well as for chicken back bones for the stock....
| Dec 17, 2008
"What makes a potato pancake a latke?" my younger daughter asked me last week, just before the eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which begins this year on Sunday evening (all Jewish holidays begin at sundown the day before). A latke, I explained to...
| Apr 16, 2008
THE braised lamb is redolent of pomegranates and cumin. The chicken dumpling soup is fragrant with Persian limes and cardamom. Pan-seared potato gnocchi are laced with dried porcini, mesquite-grilled salmon is sauced with harissa and a flourless chocolate...
| Mar 28, 2007
Brisket is my favorite part of the Passover meal, and yet, until very recently, I had never made one. This year, when it looked like I would be in New York for Passover, my brother suggested we hold a Seder at his apartment on the Upper West Side....
| Jan 27, 2009
| 6:52 PM
Judith Hoffberg, an art librarian and curator who was a major influence in the emergence of books as an artist's medium yet winked at the genre by establishing a global festival of edible books, has died. She was 74.
Hoffberg, who was diagnosed with...
| Dec 9, 2009
The old man with the Santa Claus beard pulled a black yarmulke from the trunk of his Cadillac and limped across the street.
Hundreds of people had gathered outside an old synagogue in Boyle Heights for a program that looked back at the days when the...