| Mar 3, 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 the...
| Mar 1, 2012
You may know that Queen Esther is the heroine of the joyful holiday of Purim, which begins Wednesday evening. She was the beautiful Jewish woman selected by the King of Persia to be his wife. After she became queen, she begged the king to save her...
| Oct 1, 2008
Total time: 35 minutes
Note: Adapted from Jeffrey Price of Skratch Restaurant in Culver City. The restaurant uses La Brea Bakery ciabatta or rustique rolls. Agave nectar and wasabi peas are widely available. White miso is available at...
| Jun 4, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes
Note: Find live spot prawns at Pearson's Port in Newport Harbor, Los Angeles Fish Co., Fish King in Glendale, Santa Monica Seafood, selected 99 Ranch markets and other Asian markets.
2 (15-ounce) cans garbanzo...
| Jun 18, 2008
Zucchini flowers: Though female zucchini flowers with the little squash still attached are cute, the best ones for cooking are the boys, which have nothing but stem. The problem with the girls is that by the time the squash has cooked through,...
| Jun 18, 2008
Green garbanzos: Fresh garbanzo beans have been showing up from time to time at farmers markets for a few years now, but these are something a little different. They're actually green garbanzos, not yet fully mature, and one food...
| Dec 26, 2007
Roasted duck pot pie
Total time: About 5 1/2 hours, including roasting and baking time
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Duck fat (if you would rather buy it than render it from the duck) is available at Bristol Farms stores,...
| Dec 2, 2009
I'm a bit of a Grinch. When Halloween rolls around, I turn off the porch light and close the curtains. Each Thanksgiving, I give thanks that I have a friend who hosts the holiday dinner so I don't have to. And I own an artificial Christmas tree with...
| Dec 30, 2009
| 1:29 PM
Note: When we did a whole issue on garbanzo beans, many kitchen tasters were amazed at all the ways you could cook a chickpea. The most popular of the bunch came from Mayi Brady, who contributed this recipe from her Cuban mother, Norma De la Cal. Think...