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  • Recipe: Asparagus salad with beets, new potatoes and mustard vinaigrette

    Total time: 1 hour Servings: 4 Note: From "Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook" (Doubleday, 1997). Potato salad 4 small new potatoes, well scrubbed Coarse salt 1/4 cup mustard vinaigrette 2 teaspoons minced shallots Freshly ground white...
  • The elements of spring

    The elements of spring
    Self-control is never one of my strong suits, but I can resist out-of-season food as easily as a teetotaler tunes out Robert Parker. There are a dozen reasons why, but the most basic is simply the pleasure principle. Abstinence does make the heart grow...
  • Delicate harvest in crisis

    Delicate harvest in crisis
    Driving by an asparagus field, you'd never guess it was such a demanding crop. In fact, you might not even know it was planted at all. If you didn't know better, all you'd see would be acres of deeply plowed earth. Because the spears need soft earth and...
  • The great asparagus divide

    True lovers of asparagus are a devout bunch, united in their passion for spring's first green spears and resolute in their refusal to be seduced by the siren song of out-of-season impostors. But within this flock lies a deep division. Meet another...
  • Sssssolutions that are so repelling

    Here's a nut-brain idea: Stop killing things. Toss aside those reflexive and lowly habits, and start using nonlethal techniques to keep pests out of your garden. Too nutty? Most organic gardening concerns itself with nontoxic (to humans and pets, at...
  • Recipe: Green terrine with cashew cheese

    Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus overnight chilling time Servings: 6 (2 slices per serving) Note: From owner-chef Shigefumi Tachibe of Chaya Brasserie. Use a mandoline to thinly slice the zucchini, artichoke hearts and fennel. Cashew cheese 1 1/...
  • Grill your way through college

    The hot plate is grimy. Someone swiped your hard-boiled eggs from the mini-fridge. You love Outkast, but you can't go to sleep to it. It's time to move out of the dorm. Oh, brave young homesteader. You are not a newlywed, and no one has yet showered...
  • Go straight to the source

    Go straight to the source
    My neighbor Robert, who shops only at farmers markets for his fruit and vegetables, is one of the best home cooks I know. He's never been a recipe sort of a guy, instead improvising in his tiny Santa Monica kitchen to make great dishes out of those...