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  • Midsummer madness

    One particularly sauna-ish day a friend mentions he is eating nothing but raw food right now because turning on the stove just feels like too much effort. It sounds a bit extreme, but he could be even more uninspired. He could be doing nothing but...
  • The first suppers: A tradition of inaugural meals

    The first suppers: A tradition of inaugural meals
    Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's...
  • Restaurant review: The Park in Echo Park

    Restaurant review: The Park in Echo Park
    THESE days it usually takes a minimum of half a million dollars to open even the smallest restaurant in Los Angeles. For a young chef dreaming of his or her own restaurant, doing it on the cheap means going for a small space in an under-serviced...
  • [Chef Change] At Cafe Rouge, dinner is the show

    [Chef Change] At Cafe Rouge, dinner is the show
    I can't believe it. At 8 o'clock on a Friday night, four of us are the sole guests at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, the new restaurant at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Twenty minutes later, two tables are filled. Total. Considering...
  • Gratin with a spring in its step

    Gratins have a bit of seasonal affective disorder. They turn up in fall and winter but disappear when the sun comes back out in springtime. Which is surprising considering how well everything at peak of green right now goes with cheese and sauce, and...
  • A blissful Easter brunch

    A blissful Easter brunch
    Come this way, up the garden steps and into a backyard where the patio is canopied by an old avocado tree. Take a seat in the mild yellow light of the resurgent sun, and fill a plate from a buffet of brunch dishes as spring-like as they are appetizing and...
  • Fines herbes: Spring's zesty fab four

    CONSIDERING France is the country that gave the world the expression ménage à trois, it's probably not surprising that cooks there have defined ways to use herbs in multiples too. Three of these brilliant combinations will make cooking more enticing any...
  • Los Angeles chefs are happy to be in a pickle

    Los Angeles chefs are happy to be in a pickle
    Pickles might be scarcer in contemporary home kitchens than they were a century ago, but scan a brasserie menu, or order a bar special at a gastropub or a charcuterie plate at an urban steakhouse, and everywhere: pickles. The walk-in refrigerator at...
  • Recipe: Steamed asparagus with brown butter sauce

    Recipe: Steamed asparagus with brown butter sauce
      Steamed asparagus with brown butter sauce Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 3 pounds asparagus, thickest you can find 6 tablespoons butter Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons minced chervil mixed with 1 tablespoon minced parsley, or 3 tablespoons...
  • Recipe: Poached eggs in white wine gelée

    Total time: About 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 4 Note: From Donna Deane 4 eggs 1/4 cup fresh peas 1 teaspoon salt 1/4. cup fresh peas 1/4 cup sliced carrots, 1/8-inch thick 1/4 cup haricots verts, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 4...
  • Market Watch: Hard times for California asparagus

     
    The long ranks of asparagus bunches standing at attention at the Zuckerman stalls at local farmers markets look much the same as in previous years, and the green, herbaceous spears are just as tender and delicious. But according to Roscoe......