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September 24, 2010
Dexter Is Delicious A Novel Jeff Lindsay Doubleday: 350 pp., $25.95
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April 25, 2014 | Jonathan Gold
The night of the lunar eclipse, I was having a late supper at Red Medicine out on Wilshire, a few tables over from a man who had decided to dress as Jesus for the evening, a slender young man with long, straight hair and white robes flowing around his ankles. I can't be sure, but I think he ordered the tasting menu. After dinner, I walked outside in time to see the last sliver of the moon disappear into the Earth's shadow. An elderly man plucked at my arm, eager to know what I was looking up at, and I pointed at the moon, at Mars shining bright and pink in its penumbra.
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NEWS
July 15, 2010 | By Paul Olund, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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FOOD
April 5, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
I have such a strong memory of nibbling on charred octopus tentacles between sips of ouzo on a terrace overlooking the sea in Santorini. Much as I've tried, I haven't turned up that particular way of eating octopus in SoCal. The good news, though, is that lately the tasty cephalopod is showing up on more local menus - not only at Mediterranean restaurants but also at places with Mexican and Peruvian dishes. It's about time. Picca Peruvian Cantina At this exuberant Peruvian cantina, one of the standbys on the menu is chef-owner Ricardo Zarate's anticucho de pulpo - a small dish of boiled octopus marinated in lots of Peruvian chiles accented with oregano and cumin, then grilled over charcoal on the robata . It's served with baked and fried Kennebec potatoes and drizzled with a fiery rocoto rustico , a sauce of jalapeño and Peruvian black mint.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have bought the popular social bookmarking service Delicious from Yahoo Inc. Yahoo, trying to mount a comeback under Chief Executive Carol Bartz, unloaded Delicious as part of its plan to shed underperforming business units. It did not disclose terms of the deal. Delicious will become part of a new venture that Hurley and Chen have launched called AVOS. Hurley and Chen have based Delicious in San Mateo, Calif., blocks away from where they started YouTube.
FOOD
September 28, 2005
I thought you might enjoy some history on the creation of the sauce spoon ["Sauce Spoon Sighting!" Aug. 24]. This fabulous sauce spoon was launched in 1950 in the Paris restaurant Lasserre. Its raison d'etre was very specific. It was created to transport delicious French sauce, usually from the fish course, from a flat plate to the diner's lips -- without the use of bread. In these times, I think we can call it the low-carb spoon! EVEMARIE EYDE National retail director for North America, Christofle
FOOD
February 6, 2002
Thanks for your article about pot roast ("The Simple Pot Roast Hits the Big Time," Jan. 23). I inherited my grandmother's heavy cast iron braising pan. Everything I cook in it is delicious (friends say exceptional!), but I've never had anything as delicious as the pot roast at Jar. A friend took me there last weekend--too noisy, too crowded for me, I'm afraid. But once I tasted the pot roast, the outside world faded away. Thanks for the recipes in the article. If anything can attempt to do justice to Jar's recipe and technique, my grandmother's pan can. MAUREEN MARR West Hollywood
MAGAZINE
July 1, 1990
One restaurant my husband and I adore is Antoine in Newport Beach. The food is delicious, the presentation innovative. But best of all, the service is professional and almost up to European standards. WENDY WAINWRIGHT Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2002
Sean Mitchell's grudging and unpleasant review of "Oscar and Felix" had nothing to do with what was on the stage ("It's Still Oddly Familiar," June 21). Neil Simon's delicious update, the brilliant cast and the superb direction all combined to give us more laughs than I have ever heard from an audience. JAMES PRIDEAUX Los Angeles
FOOD
October 19, 1995
Your item on jujube trees (Forklore, Aug. 3) had information different from our experience. We're three miles from the ocean. For approximately 27 years, our jujube tree has been giving delicious fruit! It tastes like baked apples. --SHAYNE LEWIS, Westminster
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
There's barely anything in the grocery store getting more grief from nutrition advocates these days than soda. But that hasn't stopped hearty entrepreneurs from showing off some new ones at the recent Natural Products Expo West, held at the Anaheim Convention Center. We tasted several delicious sodas, most of them lower in sugar -- and higher in price -- than mainstream bubblies. The flavors are generally a little more sophisticated, with lots of herbs and lighter tastes. “Soda isn't going away,” says Steve Hersh, who owns the New York company Gus (for Grown-Up Soda)
NEWS
February 8, 2014 | Michelle Maltais
It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?  This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school in Northern California apologized for a lunch menu for Black History Month that included corn bread, fried chicken and watermelon. "Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes," Nancy Libby, principal at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord, said in a letter to parents.
HOME & GARDEN
January 3, 2014 | By Claire Berger
Am I the only person in the world who has felt a passionate rush from a perfect mouthful of food? I didn't think so. Because for me, and maybe you, the line between food and sex is blurred beyond recognition. Let's start at the beginning - my childhood, with a guilty Jewish mom and dad who parented with tasty bribery. I got a cookie (or three) after a long day at school, an extra serving of pasta for a good deed and a special dessert because, well, my mom just really liked sweets.
FOOD
December 14, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
An easygoing Piemontese red from the underappreciated Dolcetto grape, which is sort of the younger cousin of Nebbiolo. Bright and polished, the 2012 Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba tastes like sweet fresh cherries and plums. It's a really pretty wine, with a minerality that gives it depth. Delicious with a salumi and cheese plate, or with crostini topped with chicken livers or beans. I love it with grilled sausages too, and pasta with meat sauce. Region: Piedmont Price: $15 to $19 Style: Bright and polished What it goes with: Salumi, cheese, crostini, grilled sausages, pasta with meat sauce Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949)
FOOD
October 26, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
We all have our own rituals for fall Sunday afternoons. Some guys sit around and watch football; for me it takes only about a quarter before I need a nap. Others feel inspired to take up household projects; the less said about my ability with a hammer the better. Instead, I cook. Well, I cook all year round, but when the days start to cool and the light turns golden, I get more ambitious. Rather than 30 minutes at the grill, I throw myself into hours-long kitchen projects. This year, it's been lasagna.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video - - all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced Thursday morning. Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led the pack with six nominations, while Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake followed with five nods apiece. Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke received four, and Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons both scored three nods.
TRAVEL
September 22, 1985
We went to Stan Delaplane's fairly recent recommendation in York, England, the Grapevine restaurant in Grape Lane. It closed two years ago! In its place, however, is Dominic's, where we had a very good dinner and recommend it highly. The chef is from Belgium, the prices fair. This recommendation of Delaplane makes me question his validity. Also in York, the Welsh rarebit served at Betty's Tea Room is every bit as delicious as purported. For anyone in the area of Paignton, a part of Torbay, the English Riviera, we highly suggest lunch or tea at Paega's Pantry opposite the post office on Torbay Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1998
Re the article on nutria, July 28: The obvious solution is to eat them! They are delicious! They taste something in between chicken and rabbit. In Argentina, where I come from, they were considered a delicacy, and were very expensive. Many rodents are good to eat; weasel too, for instance, is also delicious. Of course, your stereotyping it as a rat will not help Americans to try it. It definitely does not look like a rat. I can't wait until some restaurant offers it on its menu.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. Five of the more promising words on offer to the American television audience, and reason enough for even those put off by the absurd amount of sexual violence, sadistic brutality, extreme gore and downright silliness that marked the first two seasons of FX's "American Horror Story" to gather 'round for the third. With "American Horror Story: Coven," which premieres Wednesday, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk seem to be choosing the more traditional elements of a deliciously scary campfire story over the hyperbolic elements of comic book horror (Nazis!
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
When I tell people I'm taking a canning and preserving course, they often say they're afraid to make jams or pickles because of botulism, a paralyzing and sometimes fatal illness that can be food-borne. Our teacher, Ernest Miller, took that fear head-on in our second class. I think we all were wide-eyed when he said that with two small jars of the botulinum toxin , we could rid the planet of all its humans. OK, then, time to listen carefully to the rules and regulations about making things safe.
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