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Russ Parsons: The California Cook

Russ Parsons: The California Cook

  • Rise of the modern romaine empire

    Rise of the modern romaine empire

    The popularity of Caesar salads plucked the lettuce from obscurity.

  • The facts about food and farming

    The facts about food and farming

    Let's not join one of the armed camps deeply suspicious of one another shouting past each other.

  • Vegetables, the overlooked pleasures of a Christmas feast

    Vegetables, the overlooked pleasures of a Christmas feast

    The big bang captures too much of our attention at Christmas. As kids (and maybe even later), we immediately go for the biggest packages under the tree, ignoring the more apparently modest stockings by the fireplace. The adult equivalent of that comes at the table, where we'll plan for weeks the...

  • Suggestions for the cook on your Christmas list

    Suggestions for the cook on your Christmas list

    How about a good saute pan? Or a mortar and pestle? Gift ideas for cooks at every level of expertise.

  • A more flavorful dry-brined turkey

    A more flavorful dry-brined turkey

      Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey. After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be said about turkey. But three years ago I wrote...

  • Stop and smell the ragu

    Stop and smell the ragu

    Sometimes, listening to the pundits and ponderers, I get the feeling that cooking is my duty. It's good for the environment; it's good for my health; it's good for society; it's good for my family; it's good for the small farmers and food producers who depend on my business. But though all of those...

  • New Mexico's green chile, the real deal

    New Mexico's green chile, the real deal

    No need to travel hundreds of miles east -- they're available in SoCal. But a trip to the Land of Enchantment isn't complete without a chile sampler.

  • 30 days of ripe tomatoes

    30 days of ripe tomatoes

    Tomatoes are arriving by the bushel now. Here's how to make the most of the harvest.

  • Delicious, easy desserts from summer fruit

    Delicious, easy desserts from summer fruit

    For the non-cook -- or even the out-of-ideas cook -- here are a few luscious dessert ideas starring the luscious fruits of the season.

  • Julie, Julia and me: Now it can be told

    Julie, Julia and me: Now it can be told

    Nora Ephron's 'Julie & Julia' gets the tale just right.

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