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Special to The TimesThe throb of tango music, the sizzle of grilling meat, crowded tables groaning under the weight of portable barbecues loaded with short ribs, sausages and yards of skirt steak that drape over the grills' edges. We're at Buenos Aires Grill in Northridge,...
The economy's in a tailspin, the recession is in full swing and the screen actors are talking about a strike. Happy holidays, L.A.! The atmosphere might seem all wrong for that time-honored hammock of highballs and halvah that stretches from...
When she was a kid, for a treat Pat Box and her seven siblings got "water cocoa," which is pretty much what it sounds like and nothing special today. But that was in the 1930s, when her father's business was reselling bakers' barrels to coopers, and the...
Tags: Salads, Bacon, Breads, Butter, The Home Depot
Editor's note: Marion Cunningham, who died Wednesday at 90, was one of the most outspoken voices in favor of American home cooking. This is a story she wrote for us in 1999, based on her final cookbook “Learning to Cook With Marion Cunningham,&...
Mashed potatoes are comforting, but making them can be nerve-racking if you can't decide which method to use. There are many. When it comes to consistency, they can be creamy or smooth, fluffy or light. They should not, of course, be heavy or gloppy....
Tags: Potatoes, Half and Half, Butter, Heavy Cream, Whipping Cream
Special to The TimesI spent a great deal of time at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church on a recent trip to London. But I wasn't praying. I had tea in the church's dramatic 18th century Cafe-in-the-Crypt. I took in a free lunchtime concert and a candlelit nighttime performance....
Tags: Whitehall, Entertainment, Jesus Christ, United Kingdom, Breads
Times Staff WriterDear SOS: Please advise if pumpkin pies and pecan pies can be made the night before without sacrificing flavor. Ruth Mirvis Beverly Hills Dear Ruth: If left in the refrigerator overnight, both pumpkin and pecan fillings tend to pull away from the...
Tags: Pecans, Thanksgiving, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin, Butter
Special to The TimesOne of the worst decisions I've ever made was booking a flight home from India for Thanksgiving Day last year. By the time I walked into my apartment building at 4 in the afternoon, I had eaten five meals since leaving Mumbai and all I wanted was the...
Tags: Salads, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin, Breads, Cranberry Sauce
Shopping List 1 loaf bread 1 carrot 1 bunch celery 1 pint half-and-half 1 (12-ounce) bag cranberries 2 cups milk 2 onions 1 bunch parsley 6 baking potatoes 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin 1 bunch sage 1 (12- to 14-pound) turkey 1 orange Staples Allspice...
Births A son, Alexander James Goldsmith, was born to Jayson and Sara Goldsmith of Boyne City at 4:41 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Alexander weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth. His...
The Sacramento BeeThere's a good chance you've never tried Peruvian food or even heard much about it. That could be about to change. Largely unknown until recently, the food from this South American nation of rich history and wide-ranging cultural influences has been...
Alan Greeley's Golden Truffle has been around for more than 30 years, and there is a reason why this neighborhood bistro has had such longevity. The food is good! The restaurant has added a full bar. The menu offers an ever-changing variety, according...
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