| Dec 8, 2011
"Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas From an Improbable Restaurant" is as much a book with which to spend a few hours on the couch as it is a book that inspires your next meal. And it'd be an entertaining few hours.
The book tells the story of Mission...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:45 PM
It's become our tradition to publish a year-end list of favorites.
These are the dishes we've most enjoyed from more than 300 or so that we've tasted (for better or worse), in the past year. Rather than a top 10 or any other numbered list, these appear...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Three-Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink is a wonderful new addition to the Orange County dining scene. Well, not entirely new because it is in the former home of Sorrento Grille. New owner, Executive Chef Ryan Adams, and his Chef de Cuisine Mitch Gillam...
| May 19, 2011
Grilled romaine with radishes, hard-boiled eggs and toasted bread crumbs
Total time: 45 minutes
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:17 PM
At Bluegrass Tavern, Patrick Morrow's food fit the atmosphere to a T. It was as though the restaurant were designed around his culinary leanings, which are rooted in the vernacular of the American South. What I loved most about Bluegrass (and this is...
| Jun 9, 2011
Restaurants with a view usually come in two varieties: landscape or cityscape. The new Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have a view. But it's not the ocean or the city lights spread on a starry carpet below. Instead, the new...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:49 PM
"Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant"
By April Pulley Sayre
Beach Lane Books, $14.99, ages 3-7
A "vegetable chant" is what you've been wanting to shout as you pass outdoor arrays of vegetables, looking earthy and not waxy. Sayre's photographs...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:00 PM
During June, agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from the types of tools used to the crops grown, will be explored in June at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown...
| Jun 14, 2011
Q: I want to know if there's any way I can get a recipe for German potato salad made with mayonnaise.
—Jenny Muszynski, Valparaiso, Ind.
A: I've never, ever heard of a German potato salad made with mayonnaise. But then my mother's beloved...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:47 AM
I hadn't officially declared a challenge for myself.
I didn't wake up one day last week and say, "Morning, Alicia. Let's see how many amazingly cool things you can find to do around town this week that are totally free. Ready. Set. Go!"
My not doing...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Vic and I spent a fantastic day at the Orange County Fair this past Sunday. We went with our son Scott, his wife, Nicole, and their three preschoolers, Allison, Lauren and Megan. This was the girls' first visit to the O.C. Fair, although they've...