| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Florida avocados are grown primarily in Dade County. Our fruit is much larger than California's Hass avocados, which are bumpy and dark-skinned. Florida avocados have smooth shiny skins and are naturally lower in fat than the junior-sized Hass varieties....
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
The Camp in Costa Mesa is an innovative and fun destination with assorted sports-related shops and seven different restaurants ranging from 118 Degrees, serving raw vegan food, to Valhalla Table, featuring sausages and beer. Ecco has joined the...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 6:28 PM
For many, summer in San Diego means a strict diet of lemon water and veggies, paired with a hardcore workout regiment in order to stay perfectly fit for beach days, pool parties, and outdoor adventures. But for the rest of us, we haven’t yet figured...
| May 25, 2011
Chopped salad could well be described as a buttoned-down version of a tossed salad. For while the latter can be something of a leafy anarchy both in the tossing bowl and on the plate, the disciplined uniformity of size among the various ingredients in a...
| Jan 31, 2007
Pizzeria Mozza isn't just a restaurant. It's an action film, a master class in the art of making pizza, a trip through Italy's wine regions and a magnet for a diverse crowd of hungry diners only Los Angeles could muster. It's the toughest reservation in...
| Apr 8, 2010
Dear SOS: Please, please print the recipe for the creamy garlic dressing served on Milton's special house chopped salad at Milton's restaurant in Del Mar. It is soooo yummy.
Dear Jill: This rich ranch-style dressing takes no...
| Jun 4, 2008
Flash! Click! Flash, flash, flash! Digital cameras erupt all over the dining room like popcorn popping. In the next booth, a quartet of young Latinas with a mom in tow crowd closer together, the better to fit in the frame. Smile, says the obliging...
| Feb 6, 2008
CHOPPED salad is the quintessential Los Angeles salad. After all, it's akin to the Cobb salad, which rose to stardom during the heyday of Hollywood's Brown Derby. And who hasn't been tempted to order one in any of a dozen Italian restaurants that have...
| May 20, 2008
| 2:47 PM
May 21, 2008
Ginger Strand has a great subject in Niagara Falls and some provocative and convincing ideas about her topic's significance.
Unfortunately, her synthesis of the two -- "Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power and Lies" -- incorporates just about...
| Jan 23, 2009
| 4:04 PM
Who better to ask how to throw an Oscar party than Wolfgang Puck, probably the worlds most famous chef and the ultimate authority on Oscar entertaining. Youll find Wolf right smack in the middle of the intersection of food, fame and awards shows. And...
| May 11, 2009
| 8:57 AM
Salmon Salad with Cilantro Chili Dressing
1 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Lime Juice - fresh
1 Tbs. Honey
1 Tbs. Dijon Mustard
1 Tbs. Hoisin Sauce
1 tsp. Jalapeno - finely diced
2 Tbs. Cilantro - chopped
| Mar 11, 2009
As outdoor herb gardens perk up with spring, resist the temptation to rush out to harvest the new leaves. Let your garden grow. Instead, take a moment to revisit cooking with dried herbs.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, fresh isn't always better.