| Jun 26, 2008
If you, like most of us, feel you don't have much time to cook — let alone entertain — I have a few fast-fix strategies to make your next get-together a stress-free hit.
Recently, I was put to the test when some out-of-town relatives...
| Jul 2, 2008
"DO YOU want that decanted?" the sommelier asks. Yes, please. Minutes later she's back, bearing a crystal decanter that, I swear, looks like a glass saxophone. It's that big. She sets it down in the middle of the table and when she later pours the wine,...
| Apr 23, 2008
The server asks the two of us about coffee. We look at each other knowing there's no question -- we're going with the siphon, a Japanese contraption for brewing coffee that looks straight out of a chemistry lab. I love the magic-show of it, the moment...
| Apr 22, 2008
| 5:20 PM
Cities, with the exception of greater Las Vegas, aren't built for amusement. They're built to function as market hubs and transport hubs and government hubs, and then people build houses to be near the jobs generated by all that hubness.
| Sep 4, 2008
Grill Art Cafe is Hampden's little restaurant that could. The early days at this handsome cafe were awfully rough, with service problems enduring well past the grace period most diners extend to a new restaurant. Grill Art has hung in there, though -...
| Aug 20, 2008
Gordon Ramsay. Britain's celebrated tow-headed chef offers a proper hotel breakfast in the posh new London Hotel. The Japanese bento box includes grilled salmon and whitefish, green tea noodles and buckwheat soba, a dipping sauce, beautiful rice and...
| Aug 20, 2008
WHEN Campanile stopped serving daily breakfast a decade ago, the regulars (but obviously not enough of them) who'd made a cappuccino and pastry or poached eggs and ham at the restaurant part of their morning routine were devastated. They had become...
| May 3, 2006
There's nothing more alluring than a nice, close shave.
And it doesn't apply only to a man's face: Vegetables and fruits could use a shave, too. No, they don't get a 5 o'clock shadow. And no, you don't shave them with a Gillette. You use a mandoline....
| Aug 13, 2008
Total time: 25 minutes, plus cooling time for the trout
Servings: Makes 12 ( 1/4 -cup) servings, or 3 cups
Note: From chef Josef Centeno. Lebni, a fresh Middle Eastern cheese, is available at Jon's Marketplace stores and Middle Eastern markets....
| Feb 4, 2009
It might seem that there is little as unlikely as a Scandinavian restaurant in Southern California, but for many years one of L.A.'s most celebrated spots was Scandia on Sunset Boulevard. It had closed by the time I came to town, but Gustaf Anders was...
| Jan 23, 2009
| 4:04 PM
Who better to ask how to throw an Oscar party than Wolfgang Puck, probably the worlds most famous chef and the ultimate authority on Oscar entertaining. Youll find Wolf right smack in the middle of the intersection of food, fame and awards shows. And...