February 3, 2012 |
To be a football fan in Los Angeles is by necessity to root for someone other than your hometown team. So wandering tribes of sunburned Bostonians and homesick New Yorkers need to find a friendly place to party this Super Bowl weekend, when the Giants play the Patriots in a rematch of their 2008 Super Bowl. No dog in this fight? Then any old watering hole will do. But if you want to re-create the bluster of your favorite Northeastern pigskin rivalry, a select number of spots across the Southland have you covered.
August 26, 2010
Aspen power bars Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 12 to 16 Note: Adapted from chef Pam Davis of the Colorado Cook for America Culinary Boot Camps 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (5 1/4 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3 1/4 ounces) light brown sugar Heaping 1/2 cup (2 ounces) unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup (4 ounces) nuts or sunflower seeds 3/4 cup powdered milk 1/2 cup (2 ounces)
April 22, 2011 |
Celebrities spend a lot of time in bars and restaurants, and many of them seem compelled to eventually own one. Drawing a crowd is certainly easier with a big name attached, but why would a famous actor or musician want the hassle? Tax write-off? Vanity project? Most likely, hospitality is in the DNA of any great entertainer. "For people in the industry, a big part of the draw is working with creative minds, so an obvious perk is enjoying that off the clock. Think back to the Rat Pack — the idea of powerhouses in a protected space at a table for drinks and great food.
March 23, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 16 bars Note: You can substitute ½ cup chocolate chips for the chocolate chunks. If making the bars ahead, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. 1/4 cup finely diced dried apricots (about 1.5 ounces or 6 apricots) 1/4 cup finely diced dried figs (about 1.5 ounces or 2½ large figs) 1 tablespoon sweet red wine 1/2 cup matzo cake meal (about 2 ounces) 1/4 cup potato starch (about 1.2 ounces)
December 15, 2011
"I found this recipe many years ago on the back of a bag of prunes. I tried it and I realized after the first batch that they were irresistible. But then we moved and the recipe got lost in the shuffle. I went 20 years without being able to make them. I wrote to the prune company, I searched the Internet, I couldn't find them. Then one day I was going through a box of old family photos and there they were. It was like a family reunion. " - Ronna Ballister, Altadena Sweet tart oat nut bars Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time for the bars Servings: Makes about 4 dozen bars.
February 21, 2010
When Kenneth Hartman was 19, he came across a drifter in a Long Beach park and, for no particular reason, beat him to death. For that 1980 murder, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. There, Hartman proved himself to be the kind of aggressive, violent man society is relieved to have behind bars. He was big and pumped iron to get bigger; he did drugs; he got thrown into solitary; he fought, brutalized and stabbed his enemies. It's hard to say what's more remarkable: that he eventually turned away from all that, or that he is able to write about it with such clarity and grace.