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Special to The TimesWHEN I lived in San Francisco, I was used to the summer fog, which kept things pretty cool. Moving to Paris, I imagined idle afternoons enjoying the gentle breezes of summer, sipping my citron pressé in cafes by the Seine. Instead I'm sweating it out in a...
Tags: Salads, Foods and Beverages, Eyewear, Ice Cream, Caesar Salads
Special to The TimesWant a taste of the tropics? Forget the plane ticket. Go to the grocery store and take your pick: acai sorbet, mangosteen iced tea, pomegranate granola, noni smoothies, yogurt-covered dried goji berries and more. Fruits from faraway lands have been...
Times Staff WriterSummertime — and that means picnics and barbecues, at the park, beach or the mountains. But just because you are outdoors communing with the animals doesn't mean you have to leave civilization — and smoothies or daiquiris — behind. Not...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYou have every reason to throw a party. There are signs of diplomatic progress in North Korea, America's Team is undefeated, and both the Sex Pistols and Spice Girls are getting back together (though not to form one band). But the best reason of all is...
Administrator: Welcome to this nutrition chat with Susan Bowerman of UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition. Today's topic: anti-aging foods. Administrator: Hi Susan! Susan Bowerman: Hi Rosie, thanks for having me on this chat today Administrator: So let'...
Tags: Arable Farming, Overweight, Research, Aging, Food Industry
Total time: 25 minutes, plus overnight chilling Servings: About 35 ( 1/2 -ounce) cocktails. Note: Adapted from Bar Nineteen 12. The bar uses half-sphere silicone molds, but you can use any half-ounce molds. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts...
Thomas Curwen is the editor of The Times' Outdoors section.Terra incognita is no more. Assumptions about faraway places are easy and plausible in this shrinking, digital world. From a book or a photograph, we can construe the habits of a people; from a movie or a download, we consider them neighbors. Yet as the...
Special to The TimesYou may have heard the story of the innocent 15-year-old preppy who signs up for a wilderness course and is mistakenly lumped in with a bunch of at-risk youths. She tells the group's leaders there's been a mix-up, but no one believes her. She tells the...
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Servings: Makes 32 tarts Note: Use mini muffin tins to form the tart shells. Crust 6 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour 1. Cream the butter and...
Tags: Egg Yolks, Pies and Tarts, Flour, Raspberries, Butter
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling Servings: 8 Note: The tart crust recipe is adapted from one in "The Silver Palate Cookbook" by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins (Workman, 1982). It is only partially baked; the baking will be finished after it is filled....
Tags: Egg Yolks, Salt, Sour Cream, Pies and Tarts, Limes
Times Staff WriterThe bombe! How could the world forget the bombe? A hundred years ago, la bombe glacee was the summit of ice cream splendor, but just try to find one today. A bombe is two or more flavors of ice cream frozen together in a mold, so in effect it's a sundae,...
Special to The TimesMy kitchen stove is one of those gorgeous 1950s Wedgewoods with serious pilot lights that keep the whole room pretty close to incubator temperature all year round. If I'm going to turn on one of the ovens in the heat of summer, I need four good reasons:...
Tags: Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Hot Dogs, Salt, Foods and Beverages
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