| Mar 31, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus baking and cooling times
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: If your family does not serve peas on Passover, substitute ½ cup additional broccoli.
2 1/2 pounds boiling potatoes (about 7 medium-large), preferably yellow-...
| Apr 13, 2012
Of the many Southern Californians starting urban farms these days, few have stories more colorful than Brett and Tanya Wyatt of B&T Farm. Brett, 53, was an observant Jew studying geography at UC Davis, then a Buddhist monk in Myanmar, where he managed...
| Dec 15, 2011
The wild gastronomic mix along Ventura Boulevard is a magnet for culinary dreamers. They envision thriving among the crush of sushi bars, the newest gastro pubs, the endless parade of strip mall franchisees and countless mom-and-pops convinced that...
| Dec 22, 2011
Total time: 55 minutes, plus soaking time
Note: My grandma uses Sho-Chiku-Bai brand sweet rice. The rice, light soy sauce, lop cheong and dried black mushrooms are available at Chinese markets.
3 cups sweet rice
6 dried black...
| Dec 29, 2011
The fellow I met at a holiday party had just one question for me: Where do you find a great steak in this part of the country? He grew up in Texas on grass-fed beef and complains he's never found a steak here with as much flavor. He's disappointed every...
| Jan 12, 2012
Total time: 1½ hours, plus proofing and rising times
Note: Adapted from a recipe in "Salad Daze" by Hot Knives bloggers Alex Brown and Evan George. They write: "Nothing satiates the sentient like the gooey, almost raw central mass of a...
| Jan 12, 2012
Dear SOS: My family and I just got back from a trip to Traverse City, Mich., where I had the absolute best veggie burger I've ever had. Is there any way you could coax North Peak Brewery Co. to give up its recipe for its Black Bean and Portobello Mushroom...
| Aug 25, 2012
Dear SOS: Is there anyway I could get the recipe for the wonderful vegetable lasagna from Cafe Roka in Bisbee, Arizona ? It's the best....
Dear Jana: With layers packed with fresh spinach, portobello mushrooms, artichokes and...
| Sep 7, 2012
As farmers markets have proliferated in the past decade, many communities now consider a local venue to be an essential amenity, for social as well as culinary purposes. Such was the feeling in Palms, where the Motor Avenue Improvement Assn., comprised of...
| Jun 2, 2012
First of all, Black Hogg, the name of the new Silver Lake gastropub, doesn't refer to a heritage pig or even a plain old hog or wild boar. According to the staff, it takes its name from the alternative definition of hogg, which the Oxford English...
| Jun 30, 2012
"There is no better turkey burger than my flavor-packed, juicy, Taste of Italy Turkey Burger. It brings together all of the flavors that we love in Italian cooking and packs it into a burger. Then it's surrounded with even more great tastes from the heart...