In celebration of Israel's 65th Independence Day, Suzanne Tracht will open her kitchen to Assaf Granit and Uri Navon, chef-owners of Machneyda restaurant in Jerusalem, at Jar for a collaborative one-night dinner on Saturday, April 13.
The IACP, which would be the International Association of Culinary Professionals and not the International Association of Chiefs of Police -- yes, that's an old joke now, but you try googling IACP and see what you get -- announced their 2013 award finalists this morning for four of their prestigious ... More >>
If you're a Yotam Ottolenghi fan, you probably already have a copy of Jerusalem: A Cookbook by the London-based chef and his longtime friend, business partner and chef Sami Tamimi, who helms the kitchen of Ottolenghi's namesake restaurant. Lucky you. It's the ideal time of year to flip through the 3 ... 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 >>
The flap over L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's disputed approval of including references to God and Jerusalem in the Democratic party platform is proving to be ample ammunition for the enemy.
As chair of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week the mayor made three calls for an a ... More >>
Israel Aharoni keeps himself busy. He's a chef, television show developer and host, journalist and cookbook author. Credited with being Israel's first celebrity chef and bringing Chinese food to Israel, Aharoni studied cooking in Taiwan and has owned and operated several restaurants in Israel, inclu ... More >>
Long, slow ... heavy metal songsSlow-crawl stoner metal lovers rejoiced last year when Sleep reunited for their first U.S. tour since breaking up at the end of the '90s. The band's 2010 tour included a stop at last year's FYF Fest, where loyal fans were rewarded with a set exceeding all expec ... More >>
Temple Israel of HollywoodSuspected synagogue bomber Ron Hirsch may be behind bars after allegedly planting a homemade explosive device in the Chabad House of Santa Monica, but the scares continue to roll in for the vast Los Angeles Jewish community this month:
The Temple Israel of Hollywood ... More >>
Los Angeles business journalist Mark Lacter takes a look at little-known Prop. 27, which would reverse reforms that took responsibility for redistricting away from state legislators and put it in the hands of a citizens' commission.
Lacter notes that one of the reasons billionaire Angeleno ... More >>
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It seems as if Lebanon and Israel have moved the battlefield to the kitchen. This past Saturday Lebanon set the world record for the largest bowl of hummus in the village of al-Fanar, near Beirut, surpassing the previous record set four months ago by Israel in the Arab ... More >>
Today's L.A. Times reports that the city's Muslim community is continuing its criticism of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's high-profile support for Israel's invasion of Gaza. Representatives from Islamic groups say Villaraigosa's vocal endorsement for Israel's punishing assaults against Palestinian tar ... More >>
Today two implacable foes will fight over a barren strip of land that time seems to have forgotten. That would be, of course, the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard that is home to the Israeli Consulate, where pro-Palestinian demonstrators will protest the Jewish state's invasion of Gaza -- and where, ac ... More >>