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November 19, 2010 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Destination: Cocktail Rum and coconut water It doesn't have a fancy name, nor is it a fancy drink. But the rum and coconut water served chilled in a young Thai coconut at 213's Caña Rum Bar in downtown Los Angeles conjures the Caribbean with each stress-relieving sip. The drink comes with a long-handled spoon so you can scoop out the tender white coconut meat and chew on it as you drink. The result tastes a bit like alcohol-laced French toast with languid hints of slow-moving molasses and sun-soaked vanilla.
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HOME & GARDEN
January 17, 2014 | Chris Erskine
Beginning today, Chris Erskine returns to the home front , with musings on love, life and the bittersweet joys of children moving back home. Remember dropping your first kid off at college? It was like a knife wound, right? Never thought you'd recover, never thought you'd ever be the same tribe rambling around in the family wagon on weekends again - which was true. Once you let them out of the cage like that, you never really get them back in that same cozy way. But just when you come to terms with the change and adjust to a less kid-centric life, they are back.
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WORLD
August 28, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
A septuagenarian anticorruption activist ended a 13-day hunger strike Sunday with a glass of coconut water after India's Parliament bowed to his demands, agreeing to create a powerful, independent lokpal , or ombudsman, with authority to go after high-level corruption. Whether or not the new agency has teeth or ultimately does much to stem endemic corruption remains to be seen. What is clear, however, is that activist Anna Hazare ("Anna" is an honorific title meaning elder brother)
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Actor and "Man v. Food" TV host Adam Richman will tell you he's an out-and-out foodie. That, coupled with an innate wanderlust, fuels the native New Yorker's desire to discover different cultures, different dishes, different everything. Richman will appear at noon Sunday at the L.A. Times Travel Show to talk about sampling foods while on the road, such as pinxtos (little sandwiches) in Spain's Basque region of San Sebastian, and other culinary obsessions. For his latest TV venture, he's on a quest to find hidden gems, restaurants that make amazing off-menu items or secret dishes.
HEALTH
March 6, 2011 | By Elena Conis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It was evidently good enough for Gilligan and Robinson Crusoe. But is coconut water a healthy choice for people who aren't stranded on a deserted island? A longstanding treat in tropical regions across the globe, coconut water hit U.S. supermarkets a few years back and is now being marketed with a vengeance. Sometimes billed as nature's sports drink, the slightly sour beverage has also acquired a reputation for being able to improve circulation, slow aging, fight viruses, boost immunity, and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
HEALTH
September 15, 2012 | Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Every couple of years a food or beverage is crowned with what nutrition experts call a "health halo. " Some of the foods -- wild salmon, blueberries, flax seeds -- deserve it. But others gain status for no apparent reason. Acai berry, anyone? It's not that the trendy food is unhealthful. It's just that if you're already eating a well-balanced diet it's unnecessary. And possibly expensive. The latest entrant in this category: coconut water. Coconut water -- the mildly sweet liquid from the center of young, green coconuts -- has been popular in tropical areas since, well, as long as people have lived among coconut palm trees.
HEALTH
September 15, 2012
Potassium Coconut water contains about 570 milligrams of potassium in an 8-ounce serving. A banana and a sweet potato have about the same amount; a white potato has 900 milligrams of potassium. Calories Unsweetened coconut water has about 50 calories per cup. Adding fruit juice adds calories. A medium banana has about 90 calories. And a white potato that's 21/4 to 31/4 inches in diameter has about 130 calories.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2011
Daniel "Dandy" Nelson, the mixologist for Hollywood's recently opened Writer's Room, has an impressive resume. Not only is he helming a bar in a room where F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Chandler might have drowned their sorrows, he has also worked at Spago and the Doheny. For the Writer's Room, he's crafted a variety of signature cocktails including the Kaffir Rickey, which tips its coconut-water-topped hat to Thai Town with tangy kaffir-lemon grass syrup and a solid shot of dry gin. -- Kaffir Rickey by Daniel Nelson 2 ounces Plymouth gin 3/4 ounce lime juice 3/4 ounce kaffir lime-lemon-grass syrup* 3/4 ounce carbonated coconut water** Combine lime juice, lime-lemon grass syrup and gin in a shaker.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expanding the wellness program at its Strip hotel, offering healthful snacks, purified tap water and an air purification system, among other perks, to guests who choose those accommodations.   The entire 14thfloor of the MGM Grand's main tower now boasts rooms and suites embracing the hotel's Stay Well program . A total of 171 rooms - more than four times the number with which Stay Well began in October - offer various special features. Wellness experts at Delos created the 17 in-room enhancements.
NEWS
June 16, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
I curate a bi-weekly recipe column for The Times' Saturday section called "Destination: Cocktail. " To date, I've culled 100 recipes created by some of the city's best bartenders, for some of the city's best bars and restaurants. I just finished poring over them all in order to pull out my favorite ones for Father's Day. My criteria was simple: Nothing too sweet; nothing "girly," ie: nothing made with sugary fruit juices, strawberries, bananas or lotus fruit; nothing with too many steps; nothing made with infused liquors or housemade syrups.
WORLD
December 18, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI -- After eight attempts over five decades, the lower house of the Indian Parliament passed an anti-corruption bill Wednesday, paving the way for an independent ombudsman with the authority to prosecute bureaucrats and politicians. The vote follows the bill's passage in the upper house on Tuesday. The measure, which enjoyed rare support from both the government and the opposition, now goes to the president for his signature, considered a formality. India has suffered a rash of scandals in the telecommunications, coal, real estate, sports management and defense industries under the Congress Party-led government, allegedly involving billions of dollars.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expanding the wellness program at its Strip hotel, offering healthful snacks, purified tap water and an air purification system, among other perks, to guests who choose those accommodations.   The entire 14thfloor of the MGM Grand's main tower now boasts rooms and suites embracing the hotel's Stay Well program . A total of 171 rooms - more than four times the number with which Stay Well began in October - offer various special features. Wellness experts at Delos created the 17 in-room enhancements.
NEWS
June 16, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
I curate a bi-weekly recipe column for The Times' Saturday section called "Destination: Cocktail. " To date, I've culled 100 recipes created by some of the city's best bartenders, for some of the city's best bars and restaurants. I just finished poring over them all in order to pull out my favorite ones for Father's Day. My criteria was simple: Nothing too sweet; nothing "girly," ie: nothing made with sugary fruit juices, strawberries, bananas or lotus fruit; nothing with too many steps; nothing made with infused liquors or housemade syrups.
HEALTH
September 24, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Each October, Santa Monica food blogger Andrew Wilder throws down a friendly challenge to readers of his Eating Rules food blog. He challenges them to spend the month of October shunning processed foods in favor of more wholesome fare. Last year, more than 3,000 readers signed Wilder's online pledge to do just that. Wilder's challenge was the subject of a story in Saturday's Los Angeles Times Health section. Now, we're catching up with Wilder this afternoon during a Google + Hangout to go more in-depth about the challenge.
HEALTH
September 15, 2012
Potassium Coconut water contains about 570 milligrams of potassium in an 8-ounce serving. A banana and a sweet potato have about the same amount; a white potato has 900 milligrams of potassium. Calories Unsweetened coconut water has about 50 calories per cup. Adding fruit juice adds calories. A medium banana has about 90 calories. And a white potato that's 21/4 to 31/4 inches in diameter has about 130 calories.
HEALTH
September 15, 2012 | Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Every couple of years a food or beverage is crowned with what nutrition experts call a "health halo. " Some of the foods -- wild salmon, blueberries, flax seeds -- deserve it. But others gain status for no apparent reason. Acai berry, anyone? It's not that the trendy food is unhealthful. It's just that if you're already eating a well-balanced diet it's unnecessary. And possibly expensive. The latest entrant in this category: coconut water. Coconut water -- the mildly sweet liquid from the center of young, green coconuts -- has been popular in tropical areas since, well, as long as people have lived among coconut palm trees.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2012
David Lynch brought a sexy fog over Los Angeles to unveil his limited-edition collaboration with Dom Pérignon. At a multimedia exhibit at Hollywood's Milk Studios, celebrities and tastemakers walked through fog-filled rooms to see art installations, a short film and, of course, Lynch-designed bottles of bubbly. Notables included a barefoot Thomas Jane (brave, for all that glassware on passed trays), Topher Grace, Tracey Ross, Eddie Ruscha, Lady Victoria Hervey, stylist George Kotsiopoulos and Bret Easton Ellis.
NEWS
August 30, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Labor Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with some good food, cold drinks and friends? If you're planning a barbecue, be sure to check out these 38 grilling and chilling recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen. Feel like having someone else do the cooking? Here are some food and drink specials happening around town: Rock and Reilly's is hosting a white party from 11:30 a.m. till closing. The Irish rock pub will be serving $5 Patron specialty cocktails, have DJs spinning and a slew of games to play including ring toss, corn hole and darts.
NEWS
August 1, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
It's Wednesday afternoon, and the many L.A. bartenders, bar owners, spirits enthusiasts, bloggers and brand ambassadors who converged on New Orleans last week for the five-day 10th anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail are still talking about how they just can't get used to real life again. That's not hard to believe considering the festival -- the largest of its kind in the world -- is a veritable Pleasure Island for the booze hound. A carnival of blunted senses, Tales pivots around the all-important pillars of partying and education.
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