| May 12, 2012
— At the village market, my friend Pepa buys a couple of small white fish, a handful of clams, a few shrimp. I ask what she's preparing. "Una sopa marinera, de pescado," she replies. A fish soup. Nothing fancy, no complications, just a simple home-...
| May 12, 2012
Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Note: Crustacean shells (shrimp, lobster or crab) give this soup real depth of flavor, so, if possible, choose shrimp with heads and shells.
1 pound whole, small shrimp
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil,...
| May 29, 2012
| 12:03 PM
At $295, the new Le Burger Extravagant at New York’s Serendipity 3 restaurant costs more than a pair of Tory Burch ballet flats, 10 Facebook shares, a trio of Disneyland tickets or 70 gallons of gas in California.
The recently unveiled burger is...
| 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,...
| Sep 1, 2012
Industriel, it should be mentioned, is a restaurant that can leave a certain kind of person sputtering with rage. It is decorated in a kind of Depression chic, for one thing. Walls are paneled with old wooden soda crates. Banquettes are upholstered in a...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:10 PM
I'm not sure if it was the influence of some carne asada fries during a recent trip to San Diego or a dinner at Guelaguetza accompanied by a particularly potent dose of mezcal, but I had a dream about mole fries a few weeks ago. It was a rather vivid one,...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Starbucks Coffee Co. is planning to add artisan breads and pastries to its menu, spending $100 million in cash to buy Bay Area bakery brand La Boulange.
Acquiescing to customer demand for “more wholesome and delicious food options,” the...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Jun 23, 2012
A warm, freshly made English muffin has the subtle tang of yeast-risen dough and a golden-brown crust. Split it open and the crisp exterior gives way to the most delicate interior, light as air, yet slightly chewy, full of peaks and crevices — those...
| Jun 23, 2012
Total time: 50 minutes, plus overnight proofing and rising times
Servings: Makes 1 dozen muffins
Note: This recipe calls for instant yeast or rapid-rise. The recipe calls for a stand mixer; the muffins can also be mixed by hand,...
| Jun 30, 2012
West Third Street used to have such a quirky charm for a neighborhood shopping district. For the past few years, though, glitzy boutiques and boites have displaced some of the old places as it gets a makeover as glamour puss. One welcome — and...