| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:21 PM
The front door stood wide open and Rachel Bertsche could be seen from the street, zooming through the foyer of her Lincoln Park townhouse, a peach Lululemon blur in black tights. I stepped tentatively inside the doorway and reconsidered immediately:...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I'd like to rip her throat out!"
This is what the great Meryl Streep supposedly said -- all in good actorish fun -- when Madonna's tireless campaign to play the lead in the movie "Evita" came to pass in 1997.
But that might be the only role Miss Streep...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:04 AM
As far as television is concerned, there's something just irresistibly funny about dads who cook. Well, we beg to differ. Here are five TV dads who knew their way around the kitchen, to a greater or lesser extent.
Walter White from "Breaking Bad": We...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:46 AM
When Marcella Hazan died a year ago at age 89, Christiane Amanpour described her to CNN viewers as "one remarkable woman" who "set the dining room table, and the tastes, for millions of Italian food lovers." Hazan did so by vigorously extolling —...
| Aug 8, 2014
The following activities will be offered at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922:
Scrabble Challenge your brain by playing Scrabble, 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. New participants are welcome....
| Aug 27, 2014
The boss plopped "The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom," on my desk and growled, "Gimme 300 words."
"Yes, Boss," I whimpered back.
Having consumed inordinate amounts of those cooking and restaurant-rehab shows larding TV and the Web,...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Who needs important facts about food when you can spend your time with the weird stuff? For example:
BOY, OH BOY!
Perhaps, like me, you believed that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was similar to Betty Crocker, a fictional figure created by an advertising firm....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Three Southern California authors are among the finalists for the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals’ annual cookbook awards.
In the announcement Tuesday morning, Suzanne Goin was honored for “The A.O.C. Cookbook”, Anne...
| 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 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...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:37 PM
When my mother took a vacation a generation ago, she wanted to get as far from her steamy stove as possible. Things have changed. Now, women and men are flocking to destinations that promise even a peek inside someone else's kitchen.