| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Three cookbooks by Chicagoans are among the finalists for a prestigious culinary award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
“Prep School,” a book compiling James P. DeWan's cooking method and technique columns that...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, in case you didn't know) is next Friday, so if you and your sweetie are still thinking about dining out, here's a list of V-Day specials and prix-fixe menus from restaurants throughout Los Angeles. Reservations are probably going...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Boeuf bourguignon is so much more than just another beef stew. This classic French dish, made so popular by a certain Ms. Julia Child, is the kind of stew that can earn a marriage proposal. The deeply savory aroma alone -- redolent of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Chef and author Suzanne Goin will join Los Angeles Times food editor and columnist Russ Parsons to discuss Goin's new book "The A.O.C. Cookbook" on Wednesday at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica.
Highlights from the book include recipes for...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"There's no one who's more romantic than a cynic," said the late, great, writer-moviemaker Nora Ephron.
When a novel titled "What Nora Knew" uses this quote to open a new so-titled novel, I confess I bridled a little bit.
(I guess I was foolishly...
| Jan 17, 2014
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler, narrated by Scott Shepherd, Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Scott Sowers and Gary Wilmes, Macmillan, 9:58, $27.99
The South may be known for great storytelling, but Nickolas Butler ups the ante for the Great Lakes with...
| Dec 29, 2013
"Eureka!" reads the California motto, originated in the 19th century Gold Rush. Now some believe the state is on the cusp of a 21st century bonanza, only this time it will be oil that fuels a Golden State boom.
Modern prospectors are eyeing the Monterey...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:28 PM
“God has a great sense of humor and wants us to laugh,” preaches Pastor Paul Clairville of Burbank’s Westminster Presbyterian Church.
If, by some chance, that were not to be the case, Pastor Paul and more than 100 of his congregants who...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information.
Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and...
| Nov 30, 2013
Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Looking like a fine boulangerie in southern France, Sweetsalt Food Shop is a study in white marble, pewter, vintage silverware and cafe tables. The front window is filled with footed plates piled high with beautiful macarons, bars, bundt cakes and pies....