August 17, 2013 |
No way am I going to make it to Maine this summer to feast on lobster pulled straight from the Atlantic. Short of flying in the crustaceans from the East Coast (very expensive), I intend to get my lobster fix right here. Not at the Lobster in Santa Monica - too noisy - or the Red Lobster. And I'm not longing for one of the gigantesque lobsters served up at the Palm steakhouses either. Something more demure, more soulful for me. On a recent lobster crawl around town, I found three places that did a good, even great, job with Maine lobster.
August 1, 2013 |
It's a coup for Kors. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards dinner on Oct. 16 in New York. "I am deeply honored to present Mrs. Clinton with this award that means so much to me," Kors said in a statement. "She is a dedicated and enormously effective humanitarian whose commitment to community service encompasses the whole planet. Thanks to her talent, devotion and unrelenting efforts on behalf of those with much less, she has improved millions of lives and helped lay the foundation for a better, more just world.
July 29, 2013 |
Bacon. It may be most traditional served at the breakfast table, but there's no reason bacon can't shine any time of day. Whether it's the star of a dish or simply lending its rich flavor in a supporting role, here are three perfect options for dinner. This velvety risotto incorporates the deep flavor of applewood-smoked bacon with Arborio rice cooked to perfectly creamy consistency. Fresh chopped chives and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano lend bright color and subtle tang, and a fresh egg yolk is nestled into each hot portion right before serving for added richness.
July 12, 2013 |
We discovered the Ruin about 12 years ago when it was a small, abandoned stone house. We were hiking in Pioneertown's Pipes Canyon, and there it was, all by itself in a cove-like setting of boulders and desert plants and barely the remains of a road to get to it. We hiked back about a year after and the roof had been knocked in, or it had caved in after years of weather and neglect. A few months later, on another visit, we saw the western wall where the front door and window once stood were gone.
July 10, 2013
It doesn't get much easier in the kitchen than cooking the entire meal in a single pot or skillet. Less mess equals less time spent cleaning up. Which all adds up to happy weeknight cook. And that's always a good thing after a long day. Take chili. This recipe for Southwest chicken chili from Jason's Deli comes together in only an hour, but you wouldn't guess it from the depth of flavor. It's hearty enough to serve on its own, though you could serve it alongside a simple salad. Or try hash.
June 21, 2013 |
Looking for dinner options that come together in 30 minutes or less. Whether you're thinking a simple pasta dish, or perhaps steamed corn with clams and bacon, or even a filling quesadilla, we've got ideas to help you out. Pasta, butter, lemon, basil, cream, Parmigiano and freshly ground black pepper. Could dinner possibly get any easier? Fresh basil and a touch of lemon are infused with the richness of heavy cream, then poured over pasta. Topped with fresh-grated Parmigiano and a little ground pepper, it makes for a remarkably easy but elegant meal!
June 21, 2013 |
Though new blockbusters may grab all the headlines, summer movies reach new heights in the great outdoors. Why not enjoy the night sky, some fine food and tunes before relaxing with friends at the many outdoor cinema locations that have burst onto the L.A. landscape in the last few years? From nostalgic drive-ins to parties under the stars with local food trucks to a premium, Oscar-curated series, classic films and cult favorites get a replay in a whole new way. Oscars Outdoors Launched last year, this weekend screening series at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's open-air theater on its Hollywood campus has been a sold-out success.
June 20, 2013 |
Looking for something crisp and refreshing? Not overly heavy and easy to prepare? Salads are the perfect one-dish meal any time of year. Consider a chicken chopped salad with avocado vinaigrette. Avocado lends richness to the dressing, which blends fresh lime juice, a touch of Champagne vinegar, cilantro and green onions and is a bright and tangy addition to any salad. Find it in Bluewater Grill's recipe for chicken chopped salad. Or go for a spin with the chopped salad from Chaya . Chopped romaine lettuce tossed with fresh corn, avocado, cucumber and nicely spiced shrimp, this salad is fresh and bright, and it packs no shortage of heat from its jalapeño-spiced dressing.
June 19, 2013 |
MIAMI -- The San Antonio Spurs didn't know what to do with themselves after their excruciating Game 6 loss. So they went and had a late, late meal together after leaving American Airlines Arena after 1 a.m. Wednesday. They'll try to pull themselves together for Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, also in Miami. "It was a great dinner," Tony Parker said Wednesday afternoon. "We shared histories and what happened in different games, and sharing stuff like when I was with the [French]