| Apr 29, 2009
Many years ago, when I was younger and even more foolish than today, I took it upon myself to perfect the shortcake. I spent a week going through a dozen or so recipes from my favorite writers, cooking them, plotting the ingredients on a spreadsheet and...
| Nov 19, 2008
At most of the following establishments you'll receive a par-cooked turkey that will require about an hour or two in the oven when you get it home. Some, such as Sapphire and Blue on Blue, are also serving Thanksgiving dinner in the restaurant --...
| Nov 26, 2008
One of my favorite things on Earth is chicken pot pie, but one Sunday after Thanksgiving, after we'd had leftovers and there was still turkey left (due to an overly generous assessment of the size of bird needed), I thought it might be a good idea to...
| Dec 24, 2008
Countdown to a Christmas brunch
THE DAY BEFORE
To start: Rub the turkey with the olive oil marinade and set aside for 1 hour; make the blini batter, cover and set aside to rise in a warm place; make the tapenade and cover; roast the red pepper and...
| Dec 24, 2008
I've long been planning a dream Christmas brunch. Our family of adventurous eaters has roots in five countries -- England, France, Russia, Canada and the United States -- and the ideal menu would have to please them all. Add to that the trick of preparing...
| Mar 12, 2008
The tip came from a "Rhone Ranger," one of the original pioneers of Rhone-style winemaking in California. A gruff fellow, not one to wax poetic, he called to carry on about a little place he'd just discovered, a cowboy steakhouse with a nostalgic vibe and...
| Jan 13, 2009
| 10:21 AM
For so many years, Ive been the awkward vegan at the festive holiday table, trying to fit in but branded with a big V on my forehead as I pile brussels sprouts and green beans onto my plate. Poor girl, I can just hear them saying, while they draw...
| Aug 20, 2008
TWO "food dudes" -- laid-back, long-haired cooks who grew up in Florida and are culinary graduates of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale -- make their way to California and end up at the late Chadwick in Beverly Hills working with Ben Ford and Govind...
| Nov 7, 2008
| 7:57 AM
This Scandinavian-inspired dinner proved to be a perfect meal for friends. It's not what you would find on most restaurant menus, which may be one reason it had so much appeal. It also has tremendous flavor.
Serve it family-style as I did; this...
| Apr 2, 2008
THE server shows off the charred bistecca fiorentina, then carves the massive porterhouse into finger-thick slices. At $160 for two, it's easily the most expensive steak I've ever eaten, if not the most expensive piece of aged meat in the country. Want to...
| Jan 13, 2008
2008-01-13 17:07:06.0 Choire Sicha: Looks like we're slowly easing into this thing--we should have our act together in mere moments. Anyway! For those not near a T.V., there wasn't much to miss--although I had no idea that William Shatner was 76? And that...