| Jun 17, 2010
| 12:02 PM
Celebrate the man of the house at Sapphire Laguna, which is offering a prix-fixe brunch for Father's Day. Chef Azmin Ghahreman's three-course menu features international tastes for every palate. (And if your dad likes gourmet food, there's a great...
| Mar 31, 2011
Asparagus with bread crumb-fried eggs
Total time: 25 minutes
Note: This is based on a recipe from Judy Rodgers' "The Zuni Café Cookbook."
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A....
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:21 PM
The top 10 dishes of 2010 (in no particular order and not a list of the 10 best restaurants):
Café Grill (Fountain Valley): Sweet Potato Ravioli is a winner! Looking more like cannelloni, the toothsome pasta is wrapped around an exquisite sweet potato...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 3:23 PM
A French comfort food classic with rich béchamel sauce and ham between two slices of pullman bread, then topped with cheese, melted to gooey perfection.
Top the sandwich with a fried egg -- this is what distinguishes the "madame" from the "monsieur."...
| Dec 1, 2011
Here they come: the relatives. And they're hungry too. So where are you going to feed them? Why not one of the new generation of brunches that have been popping up at some very good restaurants lately? Brunch is convivial and fun, not to mention much less...
| May 25, 2011
| 12:05 PM
* * 1/2 Big Steve's Grill
81 Whiting St., Plainville, (860) 410-4304, bigstevesgrill.com
A fried Twinkie is a freakish thing. That's kind of a given. Start with a Twinkie and you're pretty much gonna end up with something that stretches the...
| Mar 11, 2009
2 slices whole grain bread, toasted
1 teaspoon fat free or canola oil based mayonnaise
3 slices crisp soy bacon
2 fried egg whites
3 slices tomato
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
Scrape the mayonnaise over one side of each slice of toast. On one side...
| May 6, 2009
Waiting for my order at Huckleberry in Santa Monica, I watch the line move, slowly, forward. Ballet flats, flip-flops, bicycle cleats, and Nikes, Manolos, and sturdy walking shoes and even a tiptoeing cane inch their way to the cash register. Sometimes at...
| Aug 9, 2006
NEVER underestimate Wolfgang Puck. He's such a familiar face, beaming from the covers of his cookbooks or exhorting viewers of the Food Network to "live, love, eat " that we tend to forget he's not just chef to the Oscars and a celebrity in his own right,...
| Aug 20, 2008
BREAKFAST IS the last great dining frontier. Los Angeles is full of intrepid culinary explorers, venturing to all corners of the city in search of lunch and dinner; but as for the morning, we're often breakfast conservatives. Everybody knows about...
| Mar 11, 2010
Whole wheat spaghetti with green garlic and fried egg
Total time: 25 minutes
Note: Green garlic is available seasonally from farmers markets and select well-stocked supermarkets.
1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti
8 stalks green garlic,...
| Mar 18, 2010
My husband and I have breakfast nearly every weekend at La Dijonaise in Culver City. He never orders anything except the croque-madame. It's that good! How fun it'd be to be able to make it for him myself!