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  • Goulash from Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose Avenue

    Goulash from Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose Avenue

    Dear SOS: I'm a first-generation Hungarian American born and raised in Los Angeles, and I recently had the pleasure of eating at Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose Avenue. I was so delighted to see goulash on the menu. My grandmother passed away in 1987 and I've spent 20-plus years trying to find anyone who...

  • Recipe: Boeuf a la ficelle

    Recipe: Boeuf a la ficelle

    Total time: 2 hours, 25 minutes Servings: 6 Note: You will need kitchen twine and an 8-quart soup pot for this recipe. 1 (2 1/2 -pound) beef rump roast, trimmed of all fat and silverskin 4 leeks 1 large celery root 1/2 pound carrots 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed 1 large onion, cut roughly into...

  • Recipe: Cuban-style pork shoulder

    Recipe: Cuban-style pork shoulder

    Total time: 20 minutes, plus cooking time (4 hours on high; 8 hours on low) Servings: 8 Note: Serve the pork with black beans and rice. This recipe requires a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. 9 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons salt 4 teaspoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons black...

  • Recipe: Lamb tagine with dried fruit

    Recipe: Lamb tagine with dried fruit

    Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooking time (3 to 4 hours on high; 6 to 8 hours on low) Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Serve the tagine spooned over couscous or rice. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve each portion with a wedge of lemon. This recipe requires a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. The lamb shoulder...

  • Recipe: Really the best-ever mac 'n' cheese

    Recipe: Really the best-ever mac 'n' cheese

    Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 12 to 16 Note: Use large shells such as chiocciole or conchiglie, or large elbow macaroni. 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1 teaspoon melted butter 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 1/2 cup flour 5 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon...

  • Recipe: Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade

    Recipe: Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade

      Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade Total time: 35 minutes, plus marinating time for the steaks Servings: 6 to 8 2 (1-pound) rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 minced clove garlic Salt 1/2 cup caramelized onions 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons...

  • Recipe: Pasta with broccoli and Italian sausage

    Recipe: Pasta with broccoli and Italian sausage

    Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 1 head broccoli (about 3/4 pound) 2 links fresh Italian sausage ( 1/4 to 1/2 pound) 2 tablespoons olive oil VIDEO: Click here to see a video of this recipe being made. 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound dried short pasta, such as fusilli,...

  • Recipe: George W. Bush's fillet of beef with three-peppercorn sauce, 2001

    Recipe: George W. Bush's fillet of beef with three-peppercorn sauce, 2001

    Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from Walter Scheib, former White House chef Three-peppercorn sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons oil 1/3 cup peeled and diced carrot 1/3 cup diced Spanish onion 2 tablespoons thinly sliced leek (white part only) 2 tablespoons chopped shallot 1 1/2...

  • Recipe: Monday meatballs

    Recipe: Monday meatballs

    Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from "A16: Food + Wine," by Nate Appleman and Shelley Lindgren with Kate Leahy. Grana is an Italian cow's milk cheese similar to but less expensive than Parmigiano-Reggiano; it's available at many cheese shops, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods...

  • Recipe: Pork belly banh mi

    Recipe: Pork belly banh mi

      Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus braising and chilling time for the pork. Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Chef Judy Han of Mendocino Farms Sandwiches & Marketplace in Los Angeles. The restaurant uses Kurobuta pork belly, also known as Berkshire or black pork; Kurobuta pork is generally available...

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