| May 25, 2010
| 2:11 PM
For years Kim Boyce, a pastry chef who sifted and stirred her way through some of Los Angeles' best kitchens, from Wolfgang Puck's Spago to Nancy Silverton's Campanile, only worked in white.
White flour, that is.
Curiously, she had her epiphany —...
| May 2, 2010
Maybe the recession is really and truly over now. After all, a thousand and one hotel rooms have just bloomed in downtown Los Angeles amid the Kings and conventioneers.
I'm talking about the once-desolate territory just north of interstate 10 and east of...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| May 6, 2009
Whatever your age, you know you want to make Mom happy on Mother's Day. That's why I like to share healthy recipes for this special holiday that anyone -- children, men, or women cooking for their own mothers -- can cook easily for breakfast or brunch....
| Mar 7, 2010
The gig: The celebrity chef, who is considered a pioneer of California cuisine, manages a vast culinary empire that includes upscale and casual restaurants, prepared foods, cookbooks, television programs and housewares. Puck, 60, said his brand's three...
| May 13, 2009
Ferran Adrià, the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...
| Jun 15, 2009
Wolfgang Puck is moving east with the new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at L.A. Live. Look for the tall turquoise lacquer doors center stage on the plaza directly across from Staples Center. The position commands a killer view of the neon and glitz through...
| Jun 15, 2009
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Where: L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
When: Open for dinner only,
5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Parking in East Garage on Olympic and Francisco Street, $5 off with...
| Apr 15, 2009
A friend and I were talking the other day about -- brace yourself -- what we were going to make for dinner. I said, "Nothing special, just some schnitzel." Her eyes got big and she said almost in a whisper: "I love schnitzel." We then spent five minutes...
| Apr 16, 2009
To understand the changes roiling once-sleepy Malibu, check out the new $25-million shopping center that finally opens Saturday at the junction of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road.
Shops such as James Perse and Tory Burch will sell $195 cargo...
| Jul 8, 2009
Every couple of years I feel that siren call to go up and spend some time in Napa Valley. For most of us, this was our first wine country experience, as exotic as anything discovered later in Burgundy or Piedmont. Who can forget the smudged violet of...