If you want to make this uni spaghetti, you'll have to (gasp) buy the Sunday L.A. Times.
Does it seem odd that not only is there no mention of the new advertising department-directed LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine on Latimes.com, but no mention of a website inside the magazine either? I guess when the only raison d'etre is to showcase diamonds from Harry Winston and such, there's not much point in being on the web. But it is disorienting to go to the old LA Times magazine site and find a two month-old architecture story and nothing else, not even a refer. There doesn't even appear to be a new web address associated with the magazine, not that it's easy searching for something called "LA."
As far as food content, there's a decent article on fresh, local uni (sea urchin) with an intriguing recipe for uni spaghetti, a rather trite story on where to find gourmet ingredients (Surfas! Cheese Shop of Beverly Hills! Who knew?) and a tiresome story by vegangelist Kathy Freston about taking Wendi Murdoch to a vegan lunch at Lucques and forcing her to contemplate the iron content of the beet salad she's trying to enjoy. (Fun fact: before she was filthy rich, Murdoch's poor Chinese family enjoyed pig head fat on special occasions. She sounds like more fun than Freston.)
Not that anyone asked, but also:
The design is boring and many of the photos, like in the shoes feature, are way too small.
Too many first-person, not incredibly well-written stories, including:
The feature about the TV writer who had a stroke -- really depressing.
The story by the former foster child-turned-lawyer -- seems like really old news.
and, hello? Q & A with Michelle Obama? Seems like you might want to mention that somewhere, like on the cover? Or in the frigging TABLE OF CONTENTS? No? Guess not. Maybe Harry Winston or someone is a Republican and wouldn't like that. Although the stories are by no means advertorial, make no mistake, this magazine is still all about the advertisers.