Food

Winter dishes

  • Italian sausage and kale gratin
    Italian sausage and kale gratin

    Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

  • Massaman curries favor with her family
    Massaman curries favor with her family

    Dear SOS: An all-time favorite of my entire family is Massaman curry (with chicken) from Cholada Thai in Thousand Oaks. All of the dishes that we have tried are wonderful, but Massaman curry is a staple for us. I would love to have the recipe for this dish and hope that you can help. Thank you.

  • A bowl of warmth for the fall table
    A bowl of warmth for the fall table

    Dear SOS: I have never been able to find a vegetable soup that comes close to Coral Tree Cafe's. I know they must have a secret ingredient in there that gives it that extra something special! With fall approaching (and hopefully cooler temperatures), I would love to make this soup at home.

  • Beet poetry
    Beet poetry

    Borscht lends itself to improvisation. Riffing on a family recipe opens up a new world of flavors.

  • Freestyling cioppino
    Freestyling cioppino

    I don't think I've ever written about cioppino without getting into an argument. That's probably as it should be.

  • A point of pride in Spain
    A point of pride in Spain

    There's an imaginary border that crosses through the South of France and northern Italy, angling through Greece and Turkey toward the Middle East. Call it the olive oil line -- to the north, the cuisines are flavored with butter and other oils; to the south, the warm Mediterranean flavors of...

  • Crisp-skinned duck breasts on white beans with dandelion greens
    Crisp-skinned duck breasts on white beans with dandelion greens

    Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes plus about 2 hours baking time for the beans

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