| Aug 1, 2008
| 10:27 AM
The big soup -- it's minestrone. That's literally what it means. And it's not just the big soup, but the big summer soup, because of all the fantastic vegetables you can get at the markets or from your own garden right now: juicy tomatoes, sweet corn,...
| Jan 2, 2008
THE vegetables -- crisp-tender baby carrots, artichokes, mushrooms, cauliflower florets, pearl onions -- are gorgeous, their colors bright and true.
Quartered or halved or left intact, gently cooked in olive oil and an aromatic court bouillon, then...
| Jan 2, 2008
Total time: 35 minutes, plus cooling time
Note: Adapted from Craig Strong, chef de cuisine, Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons good-quality white wine vinegar
1/2 cup chicken broth...
| Jan 2, 2008
Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling time
2 tablespoons plus 1/4 -cup good-quality olive oil, divided
2 shallots, sliced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
| Jan 16, 2008
IF Cézanne had lived not in France but in Southern California, his still lifes would have overflowed with Meyer lemons. Plump, smooth-skinned, colored an unmistakable dark yellow -- canary yellow, the color of egg yolks or the sun at noon -- they're...
| Jan 30, 2008
WE were wandering south along Tomales Bay a couple of months ago and stopped in for oysters at a little place called Marshall Store. I ordered up a dozen raw, and an icy Sierra Nevada. And then, just on a whim, I asked them to toss in another dozen...
| Feb 6, 2008
CHOPPED salad is the quintessential Los Angeles salad. After all, it's akin to the Cobb salad, which rose to stardom during the heyday of Hollywood's Brown Derby. And who hasn't been tempted to order one in any of a dozen Italian restaurants that have...
| Mar 4, 2010
Alder-smoked scallops with fennel salad
Total time: 45 minutes
Note: When buying scallops, look for "diver" or "dry-packed" scallops; these scallops are fresh with no added liquid, and their flavor is noticeably sweeter. This recipe...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 3:43 PM
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped fennel
5 small tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup cold water...
| Oct 7, 2009
Total time: About 25 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes about 1 1/3 cups filling
Note: If you have a good curry powder, like Sun Brand, feel free to substitute 1 tablespoon for the spices below; decrease the amount of salt if the curry powder...
| Nov 4, 2009
Waldorf salad with curried mayonnaise dressing
Total time: 25 minutes
Note: Adapted from "New Classic Family Dinners" by Mark Peel with Martha Rose Shulman.
1/2 to 2/3 cup mayonnaise, to taste
3/4 teaspoon curry powder