| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
The Long Beach Unified School District failed to capture the top prize of $1 million in college scholarships when the Broad Prize was announced this morning at the U.S. Capitol. But the district received $250,000 in scholarships for the class......
| Apr 16, 2008
THE braised lamb is redolent of pomegranates and cumin. The chicken dumpling soup is fragrant with Persian limes and cardamom. Pan-seared potato gnocchi are laced with dried porcini, mesquite-grilled salmon is sauced with harissa and a flourless chocolate...
| May 21, 2008
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes plus freezing time
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane.
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter, plus extra for buttering the pan
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
| Nov 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Though the weather feels more like June than November, Thanksgiving -- and the rest of the holiday season -- are nearly upon us. If slaving over a stove in this 80-degree weather doesn't sound appetizing, here are some local restaurants......
| May 20, 2008
| 2:47 PM
May 21, 2008
Ginger Strand has a great subject in Niagara Falls and some provocative and convincing ideas about her topic's significance.
Unfortunately, her synthesis of the two -- "Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power and Lies" -- incorporates just about...
| Jul 9, 2008
DRESSED IN shorts or pretty little sundresses, late breakfasters parade out of Gladstone's at noontime, carrying wonderful, whimsical, shiny gold packages -- a whale with an upswept tail, a bunny that could stop Jeff Koons in his tracks. Hungry diners...
| Aug 22, 2007
IN a climate like the American South's, you'd think people would want light, refreshing desserts -- sorbets, maybe. Actually, Southerners are crazy for cake.
Crazy-kooky-nutsy, with frosting on it. They make fruitcakes, angel cakes, chocolate cakes,...
| Jul 23, 2008
FROM OUR table along the water at Blanca, a new restaurant in Newport Beach, we watch as a gondolier in traditional striped jersey and broad-brimmed hat gives his gleaming black gondola a polish with a soft cloth, folding a blanket across the seat. His...
| Dec 19, 2007
WALK into the cookbook section of a good bookstore these days and it's what you don't see that's the biggest gift of the season. Instead of the miles of aisles of Food Network-packaged slickness, the interchangeable Paula/Rachael/Giadas that have been...
| Jan 29, 2008
| 3:11 PM
THERE are few things as treasured, in home kitchens or professional bakeries, as sourdough starter. Bread bakers feed it religiously, on a strict schedule, like pets or children; they carry the stuff with them when they move; they hand down jars of it...
| Feb 6, 2008
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time for the cakes and frosting
Note: Adapted from Baker's German's sweet chocolate box.
1 package (4 ounces) Baker's German's sweet chocolate
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda