| Sep 10, 2008
Total time: 40 minutes
Note: From "The Greens Cookbook." Puy lentils are at Whole Foods markets, Nicole's Gourmet Foods in South Pasadena and Monsieur Marcel at the Fairfax Farmer's Market. Brown lentils are at Trader Joe's. Make a day...
| Sep 22, 2008
| 5:22 PM
You can't cook just anything for Rosh Hashana. There are rules to follow, traditions to uphold. And I wasn't familiar with any of them: I grew up in Tornado Alley, in a Quaker boarding school in northern Iowa. But here I was, in Southern California,...
| Nov 12, 2008
A European friend has a teenage son who loves ketchup so much that Dad carts home giant bottles of the stuff in his checked suitcase every time he visits the U.S. I know one person I won't be taking to Father's Office the next time he visits, because they...
| Apr 30, 2008
Total time: 55 minutes
Note: When making this recipe, use leftover roasted carrots and shallots from the yogurt-rubbed roasted chicken. Alternatively, roast 3 large peeled carrots (cut into chunks) and 3 peeled shallots, tossed with 1...
| Apr 30, 2008
TWO BUNCHES of lemon thyme, a pound of sweet butter, two plump chickens, a ball of fresh mozzarella and an armload of bright bell peppers. I pick these up at the market, and with the odds and ends I have at home, it'll be kismet -- the perfect Saturday...
| Jul 9, 2008
IT'S ANOTHER British invasion for import-cookbook lovers. The latest wave of impressive cookbooks published in the UK -- written by prominent chefs and food writers (and a novelist too) -- is picking up steam. Although some are available only as imports,...
| Dec 5, 2007
THE blue door, shuttered for more than a year and a half, is open once again, and the stage is set for Act 3. Step in, and you're welcomed with the offer of an aperitif in the enchanting garden where a pair of gnarly olive trees cast lacy shadows on the...
| Oct 21, 2009
For a "Top Chef" finalist, 36-year-old Stefan Richter comes out like a lamb at his new restaurant, Stefan's at L.A. Farm. He's not out to shock or provoke. He's out to cook food that's squarely within most people's comfort zones.
Good for him. Richter,...
| Jun 3, 2009
Crisp and minerally, the 2007 Pinot Blanc from Alsace producer Albert Mann still has some flesh on its bones. Lightly scented with white peach, it has a surprisingly lush texture for a Pinot Blanc. A summer white with character and finesse.
| Sep 9, 2009
Total time: 50 minutes
1/4 pound zucchini, cut in 1/2 -inch dice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided, plus more to taste
1 cup lentils
3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed
| Mar 11, 2009
Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Servings: 3 cups each kushary and sauce
Note: While the tomatoes are cooking, start preparing the kushary. Clarified butter can be found at Trader Joe's and select gourmet markets. Harissa can be found at Middle Eastern...