| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Herbalife International says it's all about helping people "pursue healthy, active lives." UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine likes to think of itself as being in the forefront of medical research and modern healthcare.
But the curious relationship...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Anna Di Pierno's little charmer of a restaurant has been around for about seven years, operating under the name Pasta Blitz. If you go looking for it, though, look for Il Basilico.
Di Pierno has taken a deliberate approach to the name change, but the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Twenty-four-year-old Mississippi home cook Lauren Scott was the only contestant on last week's premiere of ABC's The Taste to make dessert – a flourless chocolate cake with a pistachio-bourbon ganache and pistachio brittle. And though the series'...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:25 PM
426 Main St., East Haven, (203) 203 691-7367, polopaloilgelatoitaliano.com
On a stretch of Main Street in East Haven, Polo Palo stands out from the other storefronts. It's not the color scheme, which matches the tricolor apizza joints...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:05 AM
1561 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, (203) 220-9700, erensgrill.com
If you've forgotten that Ottoman cuisine is considered one of the three great cuisines, Eren's Grill will make you remember. Though tucked away in an easily...
| Dec 20, 2012
652 W. Randolph St. 312-234-9494
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
Some chefs spend their careers working in the upper echelon of fine-dining restaurants, only to throw their hands up and open a burger joint. Curtis Duffy is not one of...
| Dec 15, 2012
I used dark cherry preserves and chopped green pistachios as the filling to offer a "red/green" look for Christmas colors and have a marriage of the holidays.
— Samantha Ferraro (www.littleferrarokitchen.com), Seal Beach
PHOTOS: Holiday Cookie...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies 4 dozen (1 3/4-inch) cookies Non stick cooking spray 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar Crisco Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, cut into slices or 1 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:23 AM
There is a charming little restaurant in Peter's Landing that draws us back with its unique blend of Tibetan and Indian cuisine. Last time we visited the Himalayan Grill, we focused more on the Tibetan food, so this time we went Indian.
As we perused...
| Nov 28, 2012
We like a good baking-cookies-with-grandma story as much as the next guy. But it was a breakup story that won our hearts this holiday season.
Victoria Weisenberg, of Northbrook, wrote us with a tale of wooing "a very special man" with a Hanukkah gift...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:22 PM
There are several new eateries in the ever-evolving entertainment center that is the Irvine Spectrum. One of the hippest is Cucina Enoteca, just across the courtyard from the Cineplex.
As you approach the restaurant, the first thing you see is the...