February 18, 2013 |
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, have a paparazzi problem again, one that on Monday had him running to the store - literally - and her pulling out of teaching yoga classes for a week. Baldwin on Sunday reportedly had an incident with a New York Post reporter and photographer that ended with the actor and photographer both going to the police to file harassment claims against each other. Baldwin's publicist Matthew Hiltzik said in a statement to CNN and other outlets Monday that the photog's claims of racist and otherwise disparaging comments, detailed in a Post story , were "absolutely false," specifically noting that the claim of racist remarks was "one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life.'" The Post had initially approached Baldwin to ask about a lawsuit filed against Hilaria by a former participant in one of her yoga classes.
January 22, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah - “It's been awhile,” director David Gordon Green said as we shook hands on Sunday. Indeed it had. It was, in fact, 10 years almost to the day since I'd interviewed Green at the Sundance Film Festival, and the trajectory of his career had been little short of unprecedented. In 2003, Green was in Park City with “All the Real Girls,” one of a series of small, contemplative films that had some people thinking of him as the next Terrence Malick. Instead, he became celebrated as the director of the big-budget stoner action comedy “Pineapple Express.” SUNDANCE: Full coverage Back then, Green expected he would direct an independent version of John Kennedy Toole's “A Confederacy of Dunces”; instead, he ended up with the Jonah Hill comedy “The Sitter,” the James Franco-starring “Your Highness” and a thriving business directing commercials.
November 6, 2012 |
Nancy Howell has been at Ocean View Farms community garden in Mar Vista since it opened in 1977. She grows crops common to many plots -- artichokes, squash and beans. However, one neat planting box contains something strikingly exotic: pineapple. When she planted a cut-off crown of a Costco pineapple from Costa Rica and stuck it in the ground, everyone laughed at her, Howell said. Now she's the one laughing. “Two years later I had a pineapple,” she says, grinning.
August 5, 2011
Peach-pineapple ketchup Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale. 4 pounds yellow peaches 1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾ pound) pineapple Scant 1½ cups (10 ounces) granulated sugar About 1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar 2 cups cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dry English mustard powder 2 tablespoons onion powder 1 tablespoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
July 21, 2011
Caramelized pineapple confit Total time: 50 minutes Servings: Makes about 6 cups confit Note: Long peppers are available at select gourmet markets and cooking stores, as well as online. 1 pineapple 1/2 cup dark rum, divided 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar, divided 3/4 cup water 2 long peppers (1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns can be substituted) 2 (3-inch long) cinnamon sticks 3 star anise 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (save the pod)
June 16, 2011 |
Dear SOS: Have you tried the roasted veggie burger at Upper West in Santa Monica? If you haven't, you must. It is hands down the best veggie burger on the planet. Would love to see if the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen can come up with the recipe. Carly Irion Santa Monica email@example.com Dear Carly: Upper West's version of the veggie burger is a wildly flavorful combination of ingredients, packed into a generous patty and grilled to perfection. Served topped with a thick, smoky tomato aioli, roasted piquillo peppers, sliced avocado and a chunky, sweet-tart pineapple relish, this is one burger that might even make a convert out of the most ardent meat lover (at least temporarily)