| Apr 16, 2008
THE braised lamb is redolent of pomegranates and cumin. The chicken dumpling soup is fragrant with Persian limes and cardamom. Pan-seared potato gnocchi are laced with dried porcini, mesquite-grilled salmon is sauced with harissa and a flourless chocolate...
| Jun 17, 2008
| 2:21 PM
Total time: 30 minutes, plus heating time for the coals
Note: Use Grade-B maple syrup if possible for richer flavor. This recipe calls for a 4-quart (10-inch) camp-style Dutch oven. The finished crisp is great served with a drizzle of...
| Jun 25, 2008
Spice rises in the West
Prized for its rich, earthy flavor (there are notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, along with a little heat) and floral bouquet, the long pepper was all but forgotten by the West for centuries. But it's making a comeback -- now...
| Jun 30, 2008
| 11:49 AM
Heirloom tomato salad with homemade ricotta, hand-torn croutons and basil
Tangy-sweet tomatoes that are hitting their peak -- paired with creamy ricotta -- make this an ideal summer salad. Created by sous-chefs Noah Rosen and Salvador Garcia of...
| Feb 26, 2008
| 2:50 PM
Old-fashioned custard pies seem to have gone the way of Sunday suppers and country roads, but if you want to learn what you're missing, it only takes only a piece of this fabulous walnut-raisin pie from Patty Pinner's cookbook "Sweety Pies: An Uncommon...
| Mar 31, 2008
| 1:21 PM
Total time: 1 hour
Note: From Russ Parsons (April 13, 2005). This can also be served cold, with a few leaves of fresh chervil rather than the Parmesan cream. And it makes a nice small appetizer if served in espresso cups, in which case it...
| Jul 9, 2008
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Note: Adapted from "Piri Piri Starfish." Kiros writes: "Use a lovely dark, full- flavored beer that will show up well in your cake. I used acacia honey and you can use other nuts instead of walnuts, if you prefer."...
| May 6, 2009
Total time: 20 minutes plus marinating and grilling time
Note: Muscovado sugar owes its rich color and deep flavor to its high molasses content, and can be found at most cooking and baking supply stores. Wear gloves while chopping the Scotch...
| Apr 29, 2009
Dear SOS: I recently dined at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica. I had the root vegetable shepherd's pie with butternut squash purée main course. It was wonderful.
Jacqueline Shubitowski Sherman Oaks
Dear Jacqueline: This is just...
| Jul 23, 2008
Total time: 1 3/4 hours (includes 1 1/4 hours baking time)
Note: If peaches are too soft to peel with a vegetable peeler or paring knife, drop them in boiling water for 10 seconds, transfer them to an ice bath to cool, then drain and...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 9:06 AM
Summer fruit pies are America's birthday cake. Just as the blueberries are ripening in Maine, the peaches blushing in Georgia and the olallieberries deep-purpling in Washington, we gather in backyards and on patios to cheer the founders and make best...