| Aug 17, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
3 ( 3/4 -inch) slices stale country bread, crust removed
1 small Yukon Gold potato, boiled until soft, then peeled
2 tablespoons blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 to 4...
| Dec 1, 2012
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Jessica Koslow makes jams, marmalades, chutneys and fruit...
| Dec 8, 2012
As a child in Hebrew school, I was taught the story of the Hanukkah miracle: When the Jews in the land of Israel defeated the foreigners, the priests seeking to rekindle the temple's eternal light found enough ritually pure oil for only one day....
| Dec 8, 2012
Hanukkah kubanah with fig jam (pull-apart Middle Eastern bread)
Total time: 5 hours, plus about 2 hours rising time
1 envelope active dry yeast (¼ ounce or 2¼ teaspoons)
1/3 cup lukewarm water (about 110 degrees)
2 tablespoons sugar,...
| Aug 4, 2012
To understand Red Hill, Jason Michaud and Trevor Rocco's newish place in a converted Chinese bakery just north of Sunset, you could do worse than to look at the bread-and-butter plate, a once-free nicety that has evolved into an item of competition in L....
| Oct 20, 2012
On that first trip to Italy years ago, I talked to everybody, if only to practice my Italian. Shy in English, I was more gregarious in Italian. I had come with Venetian friends, six of us piled into a tiny Fiat, careening down the autostrada, stopping...
| Dec 24, 2012
When the delivery truck pulled up at the base of their steep driveway, the Beardsley children knew what to do.
The crew, clad in hand-me-down clothes, poured out of their eight-bedroom Carmel home and down the hill. They helped unload 50-pound bags of...
| Sep 29, 2012
The restaurant business is remarkably volatile, and anyone who has spent much time around it is used to seeing his or her favorites sputter out of business after good long runs. You grow up going to Angeli, you have your first date there, you become a...
| Dec 15, 2012
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills.
I've bought or borrowed quite a few...
| Jul 21, 2012
Having a good bakery-cafe in the neighborhood is a quality-of-life issue just as much as having a serious coffee shop or wine bar. Just as young chefs are moving into far-flung neighborhoods to open their own places, bakers who may have been caterers or...
| Oct 13, 2012
Whether your tailgate includes a custom grill setup and team color-coordinated tents or a simple picnic on a well-worn blanket, no pre-game ritual is complete without the spread. This is one party that's as much about the food as it is about fans and...