| Jun 4, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes
Note: Find live spot prawns at Pearson's Port in Newport Harbor, Los Angeles Fish Co., Fish King in Glendale, Santa Monica Seafood, selected 99 Ranch markets and other Asian markets.
2 (15-ounce) cans garbanzo...
| Jun 19, 2008
| 2:48 PM
Tartine, llesque, smorrebrod, bruschetta.... whatever it's called, one thing is abundantly clear: The open-faced sandwich is internationally well liked.
Walk through Paris' St.-Germain-des-Pres and you're bound to see a glamorous cafe patron lingering at...
| Jul 30, 2008
As chefs have come and gone at Ammo, the relaxing ambience at times has been more of a draw than the food. But under new chef Julia Wolfson, the kitchen is turning out beautiful seasonal cooking. Wolfson, an Orange County native, has been working most...
| Nov 29, 2007
| 2:51 PM
Time: 20 minutes
Note: Other cheeses can substitute for the Maytag blue, including shaved pecorino and slivered Manchego.
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
2 tablespoons freshly...
| Aug 14, 2007
On a hot, bone-dry afternoon -- not unlike the one last summer when something went horribly wrong here -- Will Daniels stands on the edge of a field, its neat rows of seeded soil stretching toward the horizon. Any day now, the first glossy leaves of a new...
| Oct 14, 2009
Kale salad with cranberries and walnuts
Total time: About 30 minutes
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas. Dinosaur kale is also known as black, Tuscan or lacinato kale.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 pound (1 large...
| Jun 10, 2009
Total time: 30 minutes plus soaking time for the cashews and draining time for the beets
Note: From Stephen Hauptführ at Mooi. Soak the cashews for the cream dressing at least 4 hours. Spiralizers and saladacos are spiral slicers that are...
| Sep 6, 2009
| 8:08 PM
Total time: 30 minutes plus 20 minutes soaking time
Servings: 6 to 8
2 ears corn
1/2 clove garlic
1/3 cup finely diced red onion
1/2 pound red and yellow miniature tomatoes, cut in half
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
| Sep 9, 2009
Total time: 50 minutes
1/4 pound zucchini, cut in 1/2 -inch dice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided, plus more to taste
1 cup lentils
3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed
| Sep 9, 2009
Summer always comes late to Southern California, but that seemed to be particularly true this year, as the cloudy gray days of June gloom stretched well into August for many areas. There was a good side, to be sure, but what we gained by not having to...
| Mar 11, 2009
Yet another small-plates restaurant without any particular hook seems like such a yawn, so you'll forgive me if I didn't rush out to try Saluté Wine Bar in Santa Monica the minute it opened. OK, so the small plates are called piattini ("small plates" in...