| Dec 5, 2009
Paul Dobbins and Tollef Olson admit they still have a kink in their scheme to use seaweed to revolutionize American eating habits, clean the environment, lower the federal trade deficit and make themselves fabulously rich.
Call it the yuck factor.
| Sep 11, 2007
For lunch in her modest apartment, Madeline Nelson tossed a salad made with shaved carrots and lettuce she dug out of a Whole Foods dumpster. She flavored the dressing with miso powder she found in a trash bag on a curb in Chinatown. She baked bread...
| Sep 21, 2008
A frenzy overtakes the teeming harbor here as a wooden-hulled riverboat chugs into port.
"It's here!" cries an expectant buyer, one of many shoving his way toward the craft in a sweaty mercantile crush. "The gold! The purple gold!"
The cargo is acai...
| Jul 9, 2008
Total time: 1 hour
Note: Adapted from "Piri Piri Starfish." You can use Spanish chorizo (available at Bristol Farms and Whole Foods stores, Surfas in Culver City and La Española Meats in Harbor City) or Portuguese linguisa (available at...
| Aug 30, 2008
There's an easier way to spot celebrities than prowling the produce aisle at a Whole Foods Market in Hollywood in hopes that Paula Abdul will stumble along. You can go to the zoo.
Chico the Lonely Meerkat now joins such famous fauna as Ruby the Abused...
| Feb 21, 2008
When Little Tokyo Lofts opened in downtown a few years ago, they were billed as the antidote to suburban living.
Press materials lured buyers to the former Westinghouse industrial building by promising luxury lofts in an about-to-be-gentrified "vibrant...
| Sep 3, 2008
Here's where to find eight recommended refreshing and different Italian wines. They include sparklers and dry whites as well as frothy reds and make delightful drinking with small-plates appetizers and antipasto dishes.
| Nov 5, 2008
Tasting panache by the pint
Here's a selection of Los Angeles and Orange counties' craft brewers -- and some of the bars, restaurants and retailers that carry their beers. Additional outlets are listed on brewers' websites.
The Bruery, Placentia, www....
| Dec 24, 2008
NV Roederer Estate Brut -- widely available, including at most Cost Plus World Market stores; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; and Du Vin Wine & Spirits,...
| Oct 15, 2008
"RACHEL Getting Married," a new movie from director Jonathan Demme and starring Anne Hathaway, opened this month and quickly became a surprise hit. In the film, Hathaway plays a recovering drug addict who's released from rehab to join her sister's raucous...
| Feb 1, 2009
I walked into my first-ever spinning class at the Burn Studio in Burbank recently, and immediately felt like the kid who brought carrot sticks to the slumber party. Slender women sailed around the room -- adjusting their bikes and pulling their hair...
| Jun 18, 2008
Nice buys, in case you want a case
These eight wines offer appealing flavor, excellent balance and moderate alcohol content and are low-priced, making them excellent case buys for summer gatherings. They were selected by sampling a range of under-$12...