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  • Tackling the ethics of eating

    Tackling the ethics of eating
    There was a time, not so long ago, when eating in an environmentally, ethically conscious way was a drab business -- brown and beige food, with a few wilted organic vegetables relegated to a woebegone produce bin at the grocery store. But these days,...
  • Restaurant Review: Cecconi's in West Hollywood

    Restaurant Review: Cecconi's in West Hollywood
    At the latest London import, Cecconi's, an expat Brit orders a cocktail, leans back against the luxurious cushions strewn along the terrace banquette and opens the morning's Times -- that would be the Times of London. Hostesses have a tony British accent,...
  • Recipe: Custard for German chocolate cake

    Recipe: Custard for German chocolate cake
    Total time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: About 2 cups 2/3 cup heavy cream 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into 1/2 -inch pieces 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sweetened...
  • DIY: Fancy cupcakes, yes -- fancy bakery, no

    DIY: Fancy cupcakes, yes  -- fancy bakery, no
    Let's face it, cupcakes are fun. Familiar, colorful and oh-so-cute, these whimsical little cakes are famous for full-on flavor and mile-high frosting. And don't forget the decorations. Best of all? They're small enough that you don't have to share. ----...
  • Recipe: Royal Sonesta Double Chocolate Cake

    Recipe: Royal Sonesta Double Chocolate Cake
      1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 4 eggs Orange-flavored liqueur Ganache...
  • Scaling Mt. Sourdough

    Scaling Mt. Sourdough
    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...
  • Recipe: German's sweet chocolate cake

    Recipe: German's sweet chocolate cake
    Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time for the cakes and frosting Servings: 16 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 1/4 teaspoon...
  • Striking it rich

    Striking it rich
    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...
  • Recipe: Mint chocolate cake

    Recipe: Mint chocolate cake
    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...
  • Recipe: Chocolate Rigo squares

    Recipe: Chocolate Rigo squares
    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. Chocolate cake 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely...
  • Mary's Secret Garden: for the vegan with panache

    Mary's Secret Garden:  for the vegan with panache
    VENTURA'S favorite son, Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason mystery books, never wrote about a meal that didn't begin with a martini and include a steak and baked potato, but times have changed since his fictional hero's mid-century heyday....