September 23, 2010 |
On a good night at the new Woodland Hills branch of Tara's Himalayan Cuisine, it can feel like the entire world loves you. Tara Gurung Black, there most nights, is the kind of owner who hugs her regulars, who chats with guests new and old, who will tell you without hesitation which menu items she loves. "Get the yak chili," Black says. "Oh god, I love the yak chili so much. " Tara's Himalayan serves up food from Nepal, Tibet and India, three of the countries through which the Himalayan Mountains run. Yak chili is a traditional dish from Black's Nepali homeland, and it's an encapsulation of everything that's good about her restaurant.
January 30, 2002
As a frequent traveler to the high reaches of Nepal, having eaten more yak cheese than I care to recall and having developed a great respect for the distance necessary between the hairy beasts and trekkers, I loved Jonathan White's article about his version of the product ("Developing a Knack for Yak," Jan. 23). I'll bet the Flower of Rajya is quite different than the strong-smelling version sold in the mountains and in Katmandu. I know this cheese too well because a huge container of the stuff got slipped into one of my duffle bags to go on a plane with me. That bag had to be replaced, but the cheese I was served was delicious.
September 7, 2009 |
The never-ending quest to design a faster running shoe has led us to carbon-fiber pivot plates, clamshell foam-within-foam, customizable soles and even yak skin. Pronators to forefoot-landers will all find something here that is designed for them. -- Roy M. Wallack Yak attack Ecco Biom: Minimally cushioned German-Danish yak-leather trainer for fast-paced runners that is designed to improve foot strength and speed over a six-week adaptation period.
March 3, 1996
The Times ran two extensive features (by Sharon Bernstein and Robert W. Welkos, Feb. 18 and 19) exploring whether the increasingly hazardous stunt work now undertaken for films should, and can be, controlled. I'm afraid you have hold of the wrong end of the elephant. Disastrous choices are made on films all the time, from "Heaven's Gate" to "Waterworld," often by people ill-equipped for the task. These blunders can cost tens of millions, even close a studio. But if you make mistakes on a stunt sequence, you can kill somebody.
September 12, 2008 |
USC and Ohio State. The Coliseum. A national championship perhaps at stake. ABC, Saturday afternoon, 5 p.m. What more could a college football fan ask for? How about Keith Jackson behind the mike? Unfortunately, those days are history. The 80-year-old Jackson retired almost a decade ago, was lured back, then retired again after the 2006 Rose Bowl and he plans to stay that way. No third acts for him. No more descriptions of rumblin', stumblin', fumblin' players by the venerable voice of the game for four decades, one of the most colorful announcers to ever put on a pair of headphones.
November 4, 2012
Regarding "Caught Up in Yunnan," by Phil Zimmerman, Oct. 28: I just returned from China and had the same experience. I had planned to go to Lhasa, Tibet, but at the last minute was told it was closed. I was instead rerouted to Jiuzhaigou, also Tibetan, in Sichuan province. I stayed at the InterContinental Hotel, magnificent. Went to the Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong valleys. Beautiful waterfalls and scenery. Took Diamox and had no problems with altitude sickness. Had a bottle of oxygen but never used it. Had a Tibetan dinner, barbecued yak, yak butter tea and barley whiskey, mushroom soup, potato.