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December 17, 1998 | CHARLES PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The one cuisine we all get to bad-mouth is British. Everybody knows it's heavy, starchy and bland. Everybody knows British cooks are always cutting corners and doing things on the cheap, and the way they cook vegetables is something cruel. London happens to enjoy a vigorous fine dining scene these days, but traditional British food is certainly vulnerable to bad-mouthing. In fact, Britons often disparage it themselves, in keeping with a national strain of jovial self-deprecation.
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December 17, 1998 | CHARLES PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The one cuisine we all get to bad-mouth is British. Everybody knows it's heavy, starchy and bland. Everybody knows British cooks are always cutting corners and doing things on the cheap, and the way they cook vegetables is something cruel. London happens to enjoy a vigorous fine dining scene these days, but traditional British food is certainly vulnerable to bad-mouthing. In fact, Britons often disparage it themselves, in keeping with a national strain of jovial self-deprecation.
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NEWS
June 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Anti-McDonald's activists, including two who lost a marathon defamation case against the hamburger giant, handed out leaflets Saturday in a mass distribution of the same allegations that prompted the libel suit. "We will keep handing out this document and any other documents that tell the truth about McDonald's," said David Morris, giving stacks of leaflets to passersby on a busy north London shopping street.
NEWS
June 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Anti-McDonald's activists, including two who lost a marathon defamation case against the hamburger giant, handed out leaflets Saturday in a mass distribution of the same allegations that prompted the libel suit. "We will keep handing out this document and any other documents that tell the truth about McDonald's," said David Morris, giving stacks of leaflets to passersby on a busy north London shopping street.
FOOD
December 7, 1995 | CHARLES PERRY
The latest food craze in England takes its name from Baltistan, a province of northern Pakistan right next door to Hunzaland. The first Balti restaurant opened 20 years ago in Birmingham, where there are now about 100 "Balti-houses," plain joints modeled on Pakistani truck stops. By now Balti-mania has spread to most large English cities. Two years ago a Balti cookbook was No. 1 on the Sunday Times best-seller list. So what is Balti cuisine?
BUSINESS
October 25, 1996 | Greg Johnson
Grab an umbrella and bring along your appetite. Rainforest Cafe Inc., the hot restaurant company based in Minneapolis, is coming to South Coast Plaza with a 15,000-square-foot eatery near the newly refurbished Sears, Roebuck & Co. store. The new restaurant, the chain's first in Southern California, will open in 1997. Rainforest Cafe is one of the nation's leaders in the trend toward "eatertainment" dining that's supposed to be as fun as it is filling.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2011 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Reporting from London — Between bites of a spinach omelet at the exclusive members' club Soho House in the West End, Steve Coogan is trying to make a point. The British comedian and actor is itching to elaborate on why the conversations he and his costar Rob Brydon have in Michael Winterbottom's new film opening Friday, "The Trip" — funny, moody thrusts and parries over fancy meals in England's picturesque north — are not necessarily reflective of the pair's warmer, real-life exchanges.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1993 | KATHIE JENKINS
You wonder how Hollywood has time to make movies these days, when so many of its box-office biggies are busy opening restaurants. Heavy-hitters Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone are involved in the Planet Hollywood chain; Schwarzenegger also calls the shots at Schatzi on Main, the schnitzel place he opened in Santa Monica last year. Ex-"MASH" star Wayne Rogers owns Columbia Bar & Grill in Hollywood.
FOOD
June 4, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
So, what country do you think has the best restaurants in the world? That question is not quite as easy to answer as it was when I first began to travel and eat seriously more than 30 years ago. But for all the great meals I've had since then in more than a dozen countries, including the United States, I'd still have to say that, for me, any list of the 10 or 20 or 50 best restaurants in the world would have to include more in France than anywhere else.
TRAVEL
March 16, 1986 | JERRY HULSE, Times Travel Editor
After doing Paris' museums, tripping out to Versailles and Fontainebleau and running the cholesterol level to the danger point at Taillevent and other three-star restaurants, one needn't despair. Alors , Jacques Condore stands ready to rescue victims of the tourist blahs. Condore, a saintly sort, zeros in on weary travelers who, by now, appear uncertain whether they're in Tours or Toulouse, and don't really give a hoot. It's how confused they've become after blitzing across Europe.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 1997 | JUDY WILLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the ongoing spells of hot weather, it seems the fall season may not begin until the winter holiday ornaments have been taken down. Perhaps the delay of cool weather is nature's revenge upon the retailers who insist on exhibiting Thanksgiving and Christmas items soon after the back-to-school displays come down in early September. In fact, I may have missed the exact day that autumn began, but once it arrived I set out exploring.
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