When creating new dishes for sbe restaurants Cleo and Mercato di Vetro, Danny Elmaleh leads a team of four in search of something that gives what he calls a pop of flavor. This can come from anywhere: an herb, a certain spice, or one in the range of vinegars they are experimenting with. It's an ingr ... More >>
Who is Navid Negahban? If you're a fan of Showtime's Emmy-award winning thriller Homeland, you might know that he is the actor who brings a quiet, composed danger to Abu Nazir, an Al-Qaeda overlord who has violent plans for Damien Lewis' Brody, a U.S. military officer whose trust he gained as a POW. ... More >>
WileyEric Ripert's roasted chicken with za'atar stuffing After we sat down at the Chateau Marmont for a 2-part interview with Eric Ripert, we asked the Le Bernardin chef for a recipe from his new book, Avec Eric. Sure, they're all good, but which one should we go home and make now -- and publ ... More >>
The falafel is one of those foods that has migrated a long distance across multiple countries, spawning many variations, preferences and preparations. Some falafel are made from fava (though far less commonly in the U.S.) and some from chickpeas. They can be filled with different herbs, or onions de ... More >>
The final arguments: Shifting sand dunes, or rock-solid mountains?
Yesterday I wasn't feeling the star power of Deputy District Attorney Truc Do, after watching the first hour or so of her closing argument. Do, who has co-prosecuted several high-profile cases over the past few years, including the Santa Monica Black Widows murder case and the Chester Turner serial ... More >>
Is it the end of the world?
Writer/director shoots from the hip about his low-budget movie and his high-budget life
From Iran to Uzbekistan, the foods of the Jewish Diaspora
Middle East goes to brink while Bush fiddles about
Robb Moss’ wayback machine; plus Nir Bergman’s Broken Wings
Saying farewell to suicide bombers and victims of war
Let a hundred pipelines bloom
You would be too . . .
Relax. Your computer’s fine. We’re only blowing billions on an overhyped terror threat
Coping with split realities in Israel
Flub and bluster in Made; plus, Amos Gitai