February 28, 2002 |
Alicia Keys' trifecta in the best song, album and female vocal categories is a heartening referendum on the year's neoclassical urban music trend, which was spearheaded by this singer-pianist. Though it has to be one of the evening's least surprising developments, Keys' Grammy mother lode represents perhaps the most pleasing convergence of quality and record sales that the academy has achieved for the last few years.
April 1, 2007 |
Escape the city on a three-day package that's as American as apple pie. The springtime Bounty of the County tour of the San Luis Obispo area includes accommodations, wine tastings, gourmet food and a couple of surprising extras: a gas voucher and a free homemade pie. The deal: $299 per room for a two-night stay at the popular Apple Farm Inn in San Luis Obispo.
February 6, 2003 |
Alto saxophonist Steve Wilson is leading what can only be described as an all-star quartet at the Jazz Bakery this week.
April 11, 1993 |
Aren't you exhausted from having to go to one place for your vegetarian meal, another for your tonics and elixirs, and yet another for your yoga class? Well, take heart, herbal-infused Angelenos. Someone's come up with an idea to combine all three. Nature Club opens April 22, offering gourmet vegetarian meals, an elixir and herbal tonic bar, plus yoga classes and massage. It's on Melrose--natch--and we feel relaxed and tranquil just thinking about it.
September 18, 2006 |
For most readers -- i.e., people who exercise at light to moderate intensities -- performing cardio and strength training on one day is fine. But the asterisks begin to fly as intensity levels increase. The majority of exercisers, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, aren't putting high enough demands on their bodies to significantly compromise the value of either activity or risk injury.
May 3, 2004 |
Herbie Hancock and the music of George Gershwin make an intriguing combination -- at least in theory. Hancock is a classically trained pianist-composer, as was Gershwin. Hancock's playing and composing invest jazz with the craft and precision of classical music. Gershwin played jazz impromptus at every opportunity, and was the first composer to bring the full panoply of jazz and blues to classical music.
April 6, 2005 |
Times Food editor Leslie Brenner ordered this salad at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco while on vacation recently and called to ask for the recipe as soon as she was back in the office. "I thought the flavor combination was so striking, yet very simple," she says. The "marvelous and subtle" flavor of raw, shaved, white asparagus is key. Chef Judy Rodgers gets hers from Fairview Gardens, which also sells at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market. White asparagus from Chile may be too bitter, but Rodgers says Belgian endive would be a nice substitute.
March 30, 1998
A combination of two new diabetes drugs has proved a powerful means of controlling hard-to-treat cases of the disease. The drugs are troglitazone, approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, and metformin, approved two years ago. Both are for adult onset diabetes, a disease of high blood sugar that afflicts millions of Americans.
May 4, 1989 |
There are numerous ways to prepare well-balanced vegetarian meals quickly. One trick is to master a few basic flavor combinations then toss in complementary main ingredients. Here is a Mexican-influenced base that can be the foundation for beans and rice tortillas or vegetable chili. MEXICAN FLAVOR BASE 1 cup peeled tomatoes, fresh or canned 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 small white onion, finely chopped 1 pasilla chili, roasted, peeled and chopped 1 sweet red pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped, optional 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground oregano 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice Cayenne pepper Choose combination of: 1 cup cooked pinto or kidney beans; 14 ounces nigari tofu, drained and cubed; 1 cup large white mushrooms, sliced; 1 cup cooked bulgur wheat; 1 cup chopped carrots, 1 cup corn kernels, 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped.
February 3, 2014 |
The question dominated much of the nonfootball-related chatter in the run-up to Sunday's Super Bowl: As the featured act of this year's halftime show, was Bruno Mars really up to the job of entertaining a television audience of approximately 100 million people? The answer, it turned out, was yes. But before he could prove it, Mars had to weather a storm of skepticism. He's only 28, decades younger than other artists who've played the show recently, such as Prince and the Rolling Stones.