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Ten women gathered around a few tables and at a sink one recent Friday afternoon to make soup, rice with vegetables and barbecued fish for a community potluck dinner. That ordinary act — making a meal, repeated monthly — represents a profound...
Total time: About 5 1/2 hours, including roasting and baking time Servings: 10 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, Surfas in Culver City...
Tags: Salt, Black Pepper, Carrots, Liver, Onions
Mixed greens soup Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 12 Note: From Donna Deane 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped leeks, white part only 1 clove garlic minced 8 cups chicken broth 1 medium potato (about 8...
Total time:1 1/2 hours Servings: 8 to 10 Note: When looking for Tuscan kale, keep in mind that it goes by many names -- lacinato, dinosaur kale and black cabbage among them. Substitute regular kale if desired. The salad can be prepared up through...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Salt, Black Pepper, Onions, Kosher Salt
Restaurant CriticYet another small-plates restaurant without any particular hook seems like such a yawn, so you'll forgive me if I didn't rush out to try Saluté Wine Bar in Santa Monica the minute it opened. OK, so the small plates are called piattini ("small plates" in...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Fennel, Italy, Restaurants, Olives
One of the best dinners that you can make with the vegetables you probably already have on hand doesn't even require a pot of boiling water. Just a pot of simmering water. It's rustic, beautiful vegetable soup, and if you think that means a pull-out-...
Tags: Salt, Beets, Thyme, Cheese Corn, Vegetable Soup
Dear SOS: Last winter, my sweetheart and I went to AOC early in the evening on a gloomy, chilly day. We polished off our feast, and although everything was delicious, the cavolo nero was so melt-in-your-mouth tender and elegantly simple that I swear I can...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSHE WAS Boone's girl Katy in "Animal House," and this was enough to cement her in the collective conscience of a certain kind of male. This male was 13 when the National Lampoon comedy was released, in 1978; what he has retained in his mind's eye about...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNote: Another classic dish, almost always on the menu at Cantinetta Antinori, is the famous Tuscan soup Ribollita. Literally meaning "reboiled," it is Tuscan-style minestrone reheated and thickened the next day with day-old bread. It's always an...
Tags: Salt, French Bread, Cheese Corn, Parsley, Tomatoes
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBENEATH a thatch of wilted dandelion greens, the Christmas lima beans spill out, earthy and enticing, their pretty speckled markings still faintly visible after a few hours in the pot. This is the brilliant architecture of a taco so tasty that it might...
Tags: Salt, Mustard Greens, Bacon, Tacos, Christmas
Special to The TimesIt is a sad, sad sight when everywhere we look, each garden that we see is from the copycat book. We wish we would find clumps of snazzle-poke plants, or shrubs of snick-berries or a tree that grows pants! "We want that!" we all shout. "Something...
Tags: Radishes, Onions, Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Seuss, Children
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterStart with sweet Dungeness crab folded into a salad with crisp apples and bitter greens and all of it bound with a lovely lightly curry-flavored mayonnaise. Then serve little game hens brushed with orange butter and stuffed with kale and walnuts before...
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