| Feb 16, 2012
Mexican chicken soup
Total time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: This recipe requires a very large (16-quart) stock pot.
1 whole chicken
1 clove garlic
1/4 head of cabbage, halved
1/2 onion, quartered, plus ½ cup finely chopped onion,...
| Jan 26, 2012
Miso soup with crispy age tofu, nappa cabbage and green onions
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: Do not reheat the miso soup after the miso has been added; the flavor diminishes with reheating. Miso paste is generally available in the Asian...
| Mar 1, 2012
Dear SOS: My husband and I have enjoyed eating at Taix French Restaurant for over 30 years. It's a genuine Los Angeles institution, with old-fashioned ambience and service. The quality of its food and the value for the price has always remained high....
| Oct 27, 2012
Have you been to Tom Bergin's Tavern lately? No — not Molly Malone's, the pub with the bands; the other one on Fairfax, a few blocks south, with the Irish coffee and the old Bing Crosby vibe. Bergin's has been a fascinating place since Brandon...
| Mar 1, 2012
Total time: 50 minutes
Note: You can cook the cabbage and onion mixture ahead and keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Pepitas, or shelled pumpkin seeds, are generally available at well-stocked markets....
| Apr 21, 2012
"Grammel schmalz," says our waiter, setting down a small bowl of pristine whipped white pork fat sprinkled with bits of pork crackling. I lift up the napkin wrapped around the bread and pull out a glossy brown braided pretzel. Breaking off a piece, I...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
What are you eating for St. Patrick's Day? It had better by corned beef and cabbage, or you might find an angry Leprechaun* under your bed. And you should round out the meal with a well-poured half-and-half and some Irish......
| Jan 27, 2010
Duck gyoza hot pot
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from "Japanese Hot Pots" by Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat. White miso (soy bean paste), nira (garlic chives), ra yu (chile oil), konbu (kelp for stock) and negi...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:32 AM
It was the showdown in the Bahamas, pitting two polar opposites: Mike Isabella, the brash, swaggering bull of a guy with the passion for big flavor, and Richard Blais, the neurotic perfectionist with the spiky hair who every week seemed......
| Mar 2, 2011
There's an imaginary border that crosses through the South of France and northern Italy, angling through Greece and Turkey toward the Middle East. Call it the olive oil line — to the north, the cuisines are flavored with butter and other oils; to...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:36 PM
During the finale of "Top Chef" on Thursday, the judges insisted that the showdown between Michael Isabella and Richard Blais was nail-bitingly close. "As far as I'm concerned, it's a toss-up," said Tom Colicchio during the judge's table discussion....