| Mar 16, 2013
Remember when you couldn't go to a restaurant without coming across yet another flourless chocolate cake? And when that trend finally passed, the chocolate fashion became precious, over-elaborate tastings of this and that. I'm glad that's finally passé....
| May 16, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Imagine living in an area where you can't get your hands on your favorite foods. Now imagine how much you'd pay to get them.
When people living in the Gaza Strip get a craving for KFC, there's no way they can get it. There are no name-brand fast-food...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:55 PM
We found this decadent treat at MarthaStewart.com. To make the Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake ahead of time, the caramel can be refrigerated for up to 3 days; bring to room temperature before using. Cake layers can be refrigerated for up to 3...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Last Friday I pulled a raid on Mrs. Pruden's second-grade class at La Cañada Elementary. I had intercepted intelligence that she was bringing chocolate cake to school. I was making a getaway when, for some reason, I fixated on a minivan parked in front of...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Here's a Mother's Day gift suggestion that will keep you out of the mall and it's just the right fit for the occasion: Make a family cookbook on your home computer. Add photos and anecdotes to personalize the work and go to a photocopy center to bind...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Some restaurants just feel comfortable.
E.W. Beck's Pub is one of those places. From the food to the service, dinner at the restaurant is easy, fun and enjoyable.
Scene A Sykesville staple since 1992, E.W. Beck's occupies a large building right on the...
| May 1, 2013
Like any faithful viewer of "Top Chef," I am familiar with molecular gastronomy, the futuristic style of cooking that utilizes tools and ingredients from a chemistry lab to transform olive oil into crispy chips or spinach into foam. This kind of food is...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When it comes to dreaming about a perfect Mother’s Day, Los Angeles’ top chefs turn out to be just like working moms everywhere -- sleep and perfectly behaved children are at the top of the list.
Suzanne Goin is chef and owner at Lucques,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Located in downtown Hollywood, Kussifay is an extension of a restaurant that opened six years ago a mile west. Both are owned by Yanina Arias, a transplant from Argentina whose family has operated pizza restaurants here and abroad. The new restaurant...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
My dad wasn't much of a cook. He even burned the bacon. His idea of making baked beans was to put them in a pan of boiling water -- in the can with the top still on. This might actually work, although the only time I remember him doing it, he forgot about...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:37 AM
For 40 years, Brandywine's was a go-to place for lunch on Winter Park's Park Avenue. The no-frills deli had an enduring appeal that attracted all ages and all walks of life.
When the doors closed last April because of a lease dispute, I was one of the...