| May 13, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Even though so many of our traditional farmers market signals of spring have been converted to year-round production, there's one that has resisted all attempts -- the pea.
Called English peas to differentiate them from snow peas or sugar snap peas, they...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Note: New York chef Larry Forgione says that when James Beard first tasted Forgione's strawberry shortcake, the food guru pronounced: "There can be no dessert better, only fancier." After tasting Forgione's shortcake for ourselves, we had to agree....
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
4 slices applewood-smoked bacon
2 onions, sliced (about 4 cups)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon ketchup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2-3 drops liquid...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Carrot cake ice cream
Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling and freezing time
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| May 15, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Mom's chocolate chip cookies
Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Note: This recipe comes from my mother, who was a home ec teacher. It's the one she taught me and my sister, and our friends from high school -- all...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On India.Arie's new song, "Cocoa Butter," she sweetly sings of a love that nourishes past scars. It's a signature Arie track with a positive message wrapped in a tender groove that made news of a backlash over the single — her first in more than...
| Apr 6, 2013
Dear SOS: I was wondering if you would be able to get the recipe for the irresistible brown butter cookie at the newly opened and darling Bittersweet Treats on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This cookie is chewy, dense and delicious, and I would very...
| Apr 6, 2013
Here are samples from three of my favorite books.
From "Mediterranean Food" by Elizabeth David
Ratatouille aux Oeufs
1 lb. potatoes, 3/4 lb. onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 small marrows (zucchini), 3 tomatoes, 3 green pimentos (sweet peppers), eggs,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Paula Deen finally got her face on some butter, y'all!
The Food Network's mayo-slinging, butter queen with a drawl has started selling her own brand of butter at Wal-Mart. And her smiling face is on every package.
After announcing more than a year ago...
| Feb 2, 2013
Dear SOS: Sweet Butter, in Sherman Oaks, uses shrimp in the freshest tasting and most flavorful ceviche I have ever tried. Can't stop thinking about it. Any chance of snagging the recipe?
Dear Susan: Plump tiger shrimp...
| Jan 26, 2013
Dear SOS: On a business trip to New York City a few years ago, I had the best pancakes of my life at the Clinton Street Baking Co. I've been on a quest ever since to find some that taste as delicious, but so far nothing has matched the flavor of those...