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Daily DishBorscht. No, it does not sound beautiful. But when well made, few dishes can be as seductive. Clean and earthy and economical, a bit sour and a bit sweet, assembled from the humblest provisions and better with age, it's a......
Daily DishThis month Larry Nicola, the spirited owner of Nic's Beverly Hills, who also refers to himself as the vodkateur, is celebrating his 30-year love affair with vodka with a new menu and a list of specials. Nic's is home to......
Chicago Tribune ReporterCities, with the exception of greater Las Vegas, aren't built for amusement. They're built to function as market hubs and transport hubs and government hubs, and then people build houses to be near the jobs generated by all that hubness. Gradually come...
Special to The TimesPOLISHING off their cream-filled crepes and fruit smoothies, the after-movie crowd at Garden Café drifts homeward around 1 a.m. But by 3 a.m., a fresh wave of customers -- most in goth-inspired club-wear -- fills the tables at this classic Hong Kong-style...
Say You're One of Them Uwem Akpan Little, Brown: 368 pp., $23.99 These stories about children in various African countries offer an almost dizzying fall into another way of life and other ways of surviving. They are set in Niger, Benin, Sierra Leone,...
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Special to The TimesStepping through the gate into Wattles Farm, one of L.A.'s oldest community gardens, is like stepping into a soft green salad and wrapping yourself in lettuce and fragrant herbs. You're just half a block above Hollywood Boulevard, but the noise of the...
Tags: Onions, Belarus, Pies and Tarts, Sour Cream, Summer Squash
Special to The TimesNowadays, no matter what our ancestry, our kids want to eat chicken satay as they do in the cafe down the street, our spouses want to serve a pesto as good as the one sampled on vacation in Liguria and we'd all love to master not only a perfect roast...
Tags: Onions, Sour Cream, Pies and Tarts, Apples, Cabbage
People from central Europe and the former Soviet Union are crazy about dumplings. Over there, the dumpling is such a staple it can be either a main course or dessert. Last week, I talked about food with foreign exchange students from Ukraine,...
Tags: Pies and Tarts, Russia, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Ukraine
Alice Meier, 84, Aberdeen and formerly of Eureka, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at ManorCare Health Service of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lien-Straub Funeral Chapel, Eureka. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct....
There are cuisines that most Americans don't know enough about to even have misconceptions. Consider Ukraine, which shares a border, religion and alphabet with Russia. People who know only those facts might assume that the culture and cuisine are the...
Los Angeles TimesBorscht. It may not sound romantic but when well made, few dishes can be as seductive. Clean and earthy and economical, this soup delivers a savory and satisfying meal. On a wintery afternoon, this soup is well worth the endeavor. Ukrainian borscht with...
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