May 8, 2003 |
Got a yen for sushi but not for the schlep to a sushi bar or the wait for a seat once you get there? Put away the car keys and take a stab at making sushi at home. Sure, there's more to it than throwing burgers on the grill or veggies into the steamer -- sushi is, after all, an ancient Japanese art imbued with ritual and mystery, and chefs can apprentice for years in Japan before mastering the intricacies of the form. But it can be done. So says Nikki Gilbert, a.k.a.
February 17, 1990
Invoking the "Don King Clause" was not the most embarrassing moment in the aftermath of the Tyson-Douglas fight. Seeing the Japanese judges' cards clearly was. I'll make a deal with the Japanese: I won't eat your sushi, you don't judge heavyweight championships. RICH BORDEN Moorpark
July 18, 2012 |
Paula Deen, welcome back. The Queen of Southern Cooking who made a guest appearance on "MasterChef" has had a rough go of it as late, battered and deep fried by the media after she revealed that she had diabetes, hid it from the public, and oh, by the way, is now touting a new diabetes drug. But here's the reality: Everyone outside the media? They don't care. Leave Paula Deen alone already. She reminds everyone of their momma -- either the momma they had, or the momma they have, or the momma they wish they had -- so just get off her back and let her do her thing.
May 19, 2011
Aburiya Toranoko Rating: two stars Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. . . : Outstanding on every level. . : Excellent. . : Very good. : Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory. Location: 243 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213) 621-9500, http://www.toranokola.com Price: Vegetables, $2 to $10; seafood dishes, $6 to $16; meats and poultry, $8 to $10; sumiyaki , $3 to $8 per stick; oden, $3 to $12; rice and noodles, $4 to $12; sushi and sushi rolls, $4 to $28. Details: Open daily 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. (until midnight Friday and Saturday)
June 12, 2008
My thanks to S. Irene Virbila for her upbeat look at Palate Food + Wine in Glendale ["Patina Protege Sets Out on His Own and Scores One for the Eastside," First Look, June 5]. People have told me she was constitutionally unable to give a good review to a place that did not feature hip sushi creations or cost more than $75 per diner. But miracles abound; it seems like she just did. Thanks. Lee Moldaver Santa Barbara
January 18, 2007
Wow! A group of ladies I network with read this story ... and were floored at this man's passive-aggressive behavior ["Sounds Fishy: She Eats (and Eats), Yet He Pays," Jan. 11]. We wondered why he was so spineless that he couldn't just say no to sushi, or why he didn't say, "Honestly, we just met. I don't mind getting something to eat, but would you mind splitting the bill? If I spent $120 on every first date I had, I wouldn't be able to pay my mortgage!" But to be so nasty and put this woman down and call her a "cold fish" really blew all of us away.