2 months ago | British Cuisine
The British often catch more flak than flattery in matters of cuisine, and foods like mincemeat pies can put off many Americans. A sweet pie that contains spiced fruit, brandy and… chopped meat? Hard pass. But mince pies have evolved since the Mid...
3 months ago | Bakeries
Pie is a mandatory element of a proper Thanksgiving spread, and a great pie is the perfect way to punctuate a successful holiday feast — or obliterate the memory of a bad one. But if you're bored by the same old pecan and pumpkin, welcome to the c...
5 months ago | Beverages
The act of drinking water seems to have become unnecessarily confusing. What is the average person to make of advertisements for “alkaline water” and discussions of “total dissolved solids?" How different can water taste? And what environmental im...
6 months ago | Bars
Tenants of the Trees is an ambitious new Silver Lake bar arriving on the scene with freshly planted trees and tea cocktails. Occupying the place where neighborhood gay bar MJ’s used to be, Tenants is a complete renovation of the space in an e...
9 months ago | L.A. Restaurants
You can taste a country’s history in the cuisine, and Jamaican food — from jerk chicken to curry shrimp to rum cake — is definitely a dense history lesson. The population developed from a mix of indigenous people, Spanish and English colonizers, s...
10 months ago | Condiments
Some L.A. restaurants make condiments that are so popular they (almost) become the point of the meal. The best of them often get bottled and branded and sold. From Jamaican hot sauce to strawberry and rose jam, here are a half dozen of our favorit...