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  • Spy service files are secret no more

    WASHINGTON -- Before she became a famously untidy television chef, Julia Child had a secret career as an American spy, winning praise for her attention to detail as she managed the flow of classified communications from remote posts in Ceylon and China...
  • Julie, Julia and me: Now it can be told

    Julie, Julia and me: Now it can be told
    At a certain point in the wonderful new movie "Julie & Julia," there is a plot twist so shocking the audience gasps. Julia Child does something that seems so totally out of character that even on the way out, people were still shaking their heads. "How...
  • Restaurant review: Le Saint Amour in Culver City

    Restaurant review: Le Saint Amour in Culver City
    The first time I went to Paris, a friend's old boyfriend, a poet who taught English to the employees of the French phone company, took me in hand and introduced me to his favorite restaurants. This American in Paris was mad about simple bistros and lively...
  • Monkey bread: It's play dough for bakers

    Monkey bread: It's play dough for bakers
    Of all the heirloom family recipes tucked away in my converted shoe box (iPhone apps have nothing on 3-by-5 cards), one for monkey bread ranks second only to my great-grandmother's biscuits as the most tattered. It's not because the Eisenhower-era pull-...
  • Review: Lobster with a view in Santa Monica

    Review: Lobster with a view in Santa Monica
    You'd think that with all of Santa Monica's coastline, there would be more restaurants right on the beach, places where you could enjoy local seafood and revel in the landscape of sea and sand. Not counting hotel dining rooms, the list is far too short....
  • Bon Appetit's leading lady: Barbara Fairchild

    Bon Appetit's leading lady: Barbara Fairchild
    Barbara Fairchild joined Bon Appétit in 1978 as an editorial assistant typing (yes, on a typewriter) recipes. Today, she runs the magazine, and with the closure of Gourmet last month, has become one of the most watched women in food publishing. After all,...
  • The Review: Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach

    The Review: Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach
    When a restaurant has been around for as long as Cafe Pierre, it's not reasonable to expect it to be performing with the same panache and energy as in the early days. Most decades-old places carry on without changing a thing until it's too late. Chasen'...
  • The Review: La Cachette Bistro in Santa Monica

    The Review: La Cachette Bistro in Santa Monica
    After 15 years, La Cachette, "the hideaway," is no longer hiding out in Century City. Chef-owner Jean-Francois Meteigner suffered years of roadwork on Santa Monica Boulevard that made his French restaurant difficult to get to. And yet now that traffic...
  • Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more

    Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more
    Traveling With Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor Viking: 282 pp., $25.95 In 1998, Sue Monk Kidd was 49. Her daughter Ann was 22 and had lived away from home for four years. Her mother missed her "almost...
  • A quick fix makes greens in spring soup sing

    A quick fix makes greens in spring soup sing
    "It seemed like a good idea at the time" may well be the sorriest phrase in the English language and, perhaps, the most common. I know I contributed at least a couple of dozen repetitions all by myself the other night. We were having some friends over...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec.13, 2009

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee ($15) 3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 22, 2009

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 4. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan ($14.99) 5. The Guernsey Literary and...