| Jan 20, 2011
Imagine turning Tax Day into a holiday. That's what happened with Tu Bishvat, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shvat, which is Thursday.
During the time of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, Tu Bishvat was the date for determining the age of fruit trees in...
| Feb 25, 2011
Farmers markets, like battleships, take a long time to change direction. Such has been the case with the Studio City venue, which since its founding in 1998 has always been a "family-friendly" event, with a pony ride, petting zoo and lots of prepared...
| Jun 23, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times
Servings: 9 to 12
Note: Adapted from a recipe by pastry chef Kimberly Valdez of SW Steakhouse at Wynn in Las Vegas. This recipe requires the use of a scale. Glucose can generally be...
| Feb 2, 2012
Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time
Note: Adapted from Deborah Madison's "Seasonal Fruit Desserts." This is especially good when topped with a little whipped cream flavored with Grand Marnier or Cognac.
1 tablespoon finely grated...
| Jan 27, 2012
Midwinter is prime citrus season for both the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California districts, with an abundance of excellent mandarins, oranges, tangelos and lemons. The one laggard is conventional grapefruit, which, as grown in these two areas will...
| May 27, 2009
At its former location on Weyburn Avenue, the Westwood Farmers’ Market was big and lively. Forced to close in 2006, it reopened three months later at the Veterans Garden, north of Constitution Avenue, west of Sepulveda Boulevard. While this venue is...
| Apr 2, 2008
Lemon-myrtle, lavender-Earl Grey, hazelnut-orange -- the selection of tea cakes from Valerie Confections screams spring.
Assistant Food editor Betty Hallock is a fan: "They're moist, dense and not too sweet -- and not overly precious either," she says....
| Feb 17, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Audrey Saunders is saying so long to the Tar Pit. The owner of New York's Pegu Club swept in to L.A. to open the La Brea Avenue cocktail lounge with chef Mark Peel and general manager Jay Perrin, but she......
| Dec 29, 2009
| 4:32 PM
For the second time, the Orange County Museum of Art has postponed its much-anticipated exhibition "Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, 1967-1985." Originally scheduled to open in October, the survey of major abstract paintings by the late...
| Feb 20, 2008
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Pink navel oranges and cocktail grapefruit are available at well-stocked supermarkets and Whole Foods stores. This recipe calls for four wide, shallow ramekins (about 5...
| Mar 25, 2008
| 2:19 PM
Total time: 1 hour, plus 2 months to steep
Note: From Lou Amdur; his recipe was inspired by Paula Wolfert's. You can substitute oranges, blood oranges or kumquats for the tangerines; you will need 3 cups juice and 2 cups zest. A 750-ml...