| 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,...
| Feb 11, 2009
Seriously, what is wrong with this town? If Celestino Drago, one of the best-known Italian restaurateurs in Southern California, can't get a crowd for his most ambitious restaurant yet, and a very glamorous one at that, then what? The fact that Drago...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2007
Indian breads, collectively called rotis, have become extremely popular restaurant items in the U.S. They are eminently doable at home as well.
The breads as we know them here are from central and northern India, where mostly wheat is grown. In those...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:32 PM
For all of October, vegan-minded bloggers are being asked to toil around the clock (only a slight exaggeration) to celebrate a month dedication to vegan fare. Vegan Month of Food was started by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, vegan chef and cookbook......
| Nov 14, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Our nutritional makeover series "Pantry Raid" most recently took us to the home of Mission Viejo resident Kristy Noble and her sons, Scott, 14, and Robert, 17. The Nobles face time and money limitations familiar to lots of families that......
| Nov 26, 2008
In April 2000, Sam MacDonald was fat, broke and deep in debt. A hard-partying Yale alumnus, he had spent a decade in an orgy of over-consumption, drinking his paychecks and living a Peter Pan-meets-"Animal House" lifestyle.
And yet, this didn't finally...
| Nov 17, 2004
It's the old parlor game: "If you could eat dinner with anyone you wanted, whom would it be?" That may be fun for some, but for those who love to cook, wouldn't a more kitchen-centric twist be even better? Wouldn't you rather fantasize about whom you...
| Jan 28, 2004
Italian cooking isn't all about pasta. I know this intellectually. I know this from eating all over Italy. But when I go out to an Italian restaurant, it's hard, so hard, not to order pasta -- so I don't even try. At Valentino last week, I went straight...