Bianca Douglas

The Must's Cholo Fried Rice with pork.; Credit: B. Douglas

10 Best L.A. Restaurants for Gluten-Free Brunch

Brunch. You'd think it was invented in Los Angeles, the way we revere this epic, midday meal.  Come the weekend, we line up for it on unshaded sidewalks, among the crowds of sunglasses and messy hair, and we wait patiently, determinedly, like we're in line for Prince tickets. There's a......
As the Torah makes its way through the balcony during Yom Kippur services

10 Best Gluten-Free Pizzas in L.A.

Pizza is something that invariably inspires heated debate.  Lately, it seems only one other thing invites such passionate argument: gluten. The gluten protein is what gives wheat dough its structure, loft and elasticity.  Which is why trying to find a really good gluten-free pizza has always been like looking for unicorns......
The Must's Cholo Fried Rice with pork.; Credit: B. Douglas

6 Pasta Dishes You Wouldn't Guess Are Gluten-Free

Pasta is emblematic of our melting pot society.  Enjoyed around the world in humble homes and the finest of restaurants, pasta transcends social, cultural and economic boundaries. But what if you're gluten-intolerant? As it turns out, gluten intolerance isn't just an American affliction.  Gluten-free has become a huge movement in Italy,......
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5 Margarita Variations to Help You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Who doesn't remember their first margarita?  Okay, probably a lot of people.  Probably the same people who spent the better part of their early drinking career counting Jose Cuervo among their best friends.  Blended or on the rocks, salt or no salt, classic or all fruited up - hell, even......
Rebecca Corry

8 Gluten-Free Desserts in L.A. That Even Gluten-Eaters Will Like

Picture this: You're on a date, conversation has sparkled, wine has been drunk, food has been shared, dessert has been offered, and you have to say,  "I'm good, thanks."  Or you're with friends, a fragrant hunk of sticky toffee pudding was just delivered, and you say, "This is all you,......
Drago Centro; Credit: James Mann

Where to Eat Outside in Downtown L.A.

Last summer, we brought you a list of great restaurants where you can sit outside and enjoy L.A.'s perpetual sunlight.  But for people who live, work, and play in downtown L.A., an hour's drive to Malibu isn't always in the cards. So, let's say you just got off work, or spent a few hours......
baguettes at Bread Lounge; Credit: A. Scattergood

How a Bread Addict Finally Kicked Gluten

A bread slut of the highest order, my addiction began innocently and, as for most people, at an early age. As the child of a single working mother, I subsisted on breakfasts of bagels and cereal bars, brown-bagged sandwiches on glorious whole wheat bread, and the weeknight godsend to all......
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