| Feb 2, 2012
Dear SOS: Recently my best childhood friend treated me to a creekside birthday dinner at beautiful Novo Restaurant in San Luis Obispo. We both had the Thai green chicken curry, and it was absolutely incredible. I tried an online recipe that was good but...
| Jul 21, 2012
Total time: About 1¼ hours, plus chilling time
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: Serve this dip with fresh pita bread or other Middle Eastern flatbread. You can find tahini paste and Aleppo red pepper at Middle Eastern markets.
2 globe eggplants (about 2 pounds)...
| Feb 16, 2012
Italians really know how to eat. A meal always begins with wine, and since no one ever drinks wine without food, a selection of antipasti (literally, "before the meal" snacks) appears on the table or sideboard. No rush, you talk, sip wine and nibble,...
| Aug 18, 2012
Tomatoes are summer's glamour crop, round, red and ripe. But though zucchini will never get as many magazine covers, real cooks know you can't beat it for versatility. If you've got a perfectly ripened backyard tomato, there are only a few things you...
| Mar 1, 2012
Total time: 15 minutes
Servings: This makes a generous cup.
Note: Tahini should be labeled 100% pure sesame; use the paste, not prepared tahini sauce. Like natural peanut butter, tahini paste separates on standing. Stir tahini to incorporate the oil...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:29 PM
With Peter Jackson's film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" coming to screens this week, the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien are at the top of the mind. And the top of the menu, if you happen to be sitting at America's chain diner, Denny's.
| Dec 23, 2010
Total time: 7 minutes
Note: Adapted from Brian Summers, Test Kitchen. To make the ginger maple syrup, stir 3 parts Grade B maple syrup with 1 part fresh ginger juice. Summers uses chocolate persimmons when in season.
| Aug 5, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Time to take a break from your no-carb diet. Comme Ca maitre dâ Max Seaman and bartender Jeff Knudsen are the latest libation experts to join Breadbar's Hatchi Mix series, which returns Thursday night at Breadbar's Century City location from 6 to 10 p....
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
In the spring, some urbanites seek out wildflowers, and others, cocktails. Luckily, the latter are coming up like poppies. Here are a few: Cana Rum Bar: Bar manager Allan Katz has rolled out a spring menu with drinks categorized under......
| Aug 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Central to the promise of the California dream is the idea that you can reach out your kitchen window and pluck a lemon. As we hit the natural limits to our water supply, that specter of home-grown fruit remains steadily possible, even a social ideal in...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Need a dessert for a little afternoon get-together or to top off a hot summer night? Don't sweat it. TART LEMON SORBET Total time: 10 minutes, plus chilling and freezing time Servings: Makes 1 quart Note: This recipe is from David Lebovitz. Citric acid is...