| Aug 8, 2007
UNLESS you're hanging out with conspicuously consuming celebutantes, you may have noticed a new mood in the air these days. It seems as if more and more Angelenos are talking about enjoying life without ruining it for the next generation, and when it...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2008
It takes just a sip of water to tell you that Restaurant Omakase in Riverside is something different.
It arrives in a tall glass with a slice of citrus half submerged in shaved ice. Innocent enough, but this is anything but the usual lemon used to...
| 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
| Feb 21, 2008
As firefighters battled flames and evacuated northeastern San Diego County in October, a group of Cedar fire survivors did what they wished someone had done for them five years ago.
They headed out on fire watch.
David Kassel, 53, the group's founder,...
| Feb 25, 2009
"Simple Supper Menu": Available nightly before 7 p.m., three courses for $30: your choice of soup or salad; citrus marinated jidori half chicken with cabbage fennel salad, Oro Blanco grapefruit, pickled red onions and pistachios, or poached Scottish...
| Aug 5, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, plus cooling time for the cakes
Servings: 12 to 16
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the pans
2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) flour, divided
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups...
| Dec 5, 2009
| 5:46 AM
Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling time
Servings: About 30 squares
Note: From "A Baker's Tour" by Nick Malgieri. Use high-quality chocolate such as Scharffen Berger 62% cacao semisweet chocolate.
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely...
| Nov 19, 2009
There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your...