| Apr 13, 2009
| 2:59 PM
Note: Adapted from a recipe by Rose Polito of Polito Farms
4 cups greens, such as a mixture of red leaf lettuce and baby arugula
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
3 Oroblancos or grapefruits, sectioned with juices saved
1 avocado, diced
| Apr 13, 2009
| 3:01 PM
Note: Serve with a poundcake. Adapted from a recipe by Troy MacLarty of the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons Spanish dry sherry
1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
1 grapefruit or...
| Feb 20, 2008
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Pink navel oranges and cocktail grapefruit are available at well-stocked supermarkets and Whole Foods stores. This recipe calls for four wide, shallow ramekins (about 5...
| Sep 17, 2008
Taste-testing dry sodas
We TASTED more than three dozen sodas to find the driest, most aperitif-worthy substitutes. We tasted only chilled sodas from glass bottles (to avoid the metallic taste of cans) and sipped them in Champagne flutes. Sodas were...
| Jan 16, 2008
MEYER LEMONS are so readily available now you can even find them in grocery stores. But back in the day (say, 20 years ago) they were as scarce -- and as sought after -- as Persian mulberries. If you wanted some, you practically had to either have a...
| Mar 31, 2009
| 6:41 PM
These large citrus fruits are frequently called grapefruit, but in reality they are a cross between a grapefruit and a pummelo (those giant, head-sized citrus you see around the holidays). Introduced in the 1980s, Oroblanco has what many connoisseurs...
| Feb 27, 2008
Total time: 3 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 cocktail
Note: From Vincenzo Marianella. To flame a grapefruit peel, hold a lighted match in one hand and the peel (about 1 by 2 inches) in the other (hold the peel crosswise between the forefinger and thumb) just...
| Dec 31, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes, plus steeping time for the vermouth
Note: From Philip Ward of Death + Co.
Tea-infused sweet vermouth
1 (750 ml) bottle Martini & Rossi vermouth
Heaping 1/4 cup loose-leaf cinnamon-spiced tea
1. Pour the...
| Dec 20, 2006
Total time: 1 hour, plus at least 30 minutes chilling time
3/4 to 1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon cold for frying...
| Dec 19, 2007
DURING the Christmas season, we bake. We bake rich, show-offy treats for big parties and once-a-year gatherings. But we also bake for the quiet moments, the times that will become treasured memories. And there's nothing better to offer with that early...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Hey, amici: The ritual known in Italy as aperitivo -- light cocktails and snacks -- starts at 5 p.m. at Cecconi's in West Hollywood (and ends at 7 p.m.). Cocktails here come with complimentary snacks such as slices of pizzette,......