| Jul 13, 2013
The famous Chinese restaurant Mr. Chow is known for being particularly celebrity friendly. So it comes as no surprise that the bar uses a celebrity-made tequila called Casamigos in its twisty take on a modern margarita called La Futura. The tequila...
| Oct 28, 2009
Where to find quince
Here are some places to buy quince fruit, trees and products.
Gonzaga Farm (Ronnie and Tess Gonzaga). Pineapple quince grown in Lindsay, Calif., at the Alhambra, Cerritos, Buena Park, Long Beach Southeast, Long Beach Uptown and...
| Oct 28, 2009
Neglected for decades, the quince seems an improbable candidate for revival today, when consumers demand sweet, ready-to-eat fresh fruit. Why is it, then, that in recent years three books of quince recipes and lore have appeared, the fruit increasingly is...
| Aug 12, 2010
Front Page Jamaican Grille is one of those places where the guy working behind the counter will tell you, in no uncertain terms, what his favorite dish is. Where the owner will come out and shower love on your dog and then show you pictures of her own...
| Sep 9, 2009
Dear SOS: While having a lovely lunch at Akasha, I tried their cucumber, pineapple juice and ginger agua fresca. What a refreshing fabulous drink. Just what you want on a hot summer afternoon.
Dear Scott: This agua fresca...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 11:09 AM
Note: Another good recipe from our regional Thai food issue--and another from Nancie McDermott's cookbook, "Real Thai." The dish's flavoring paste, or "pesto," of garlic, cilantro root and peppercorns--without the latecomer chile--gives it away as a...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 12:26 PM
Note: Most of us don't love fruitcake. Most of us, in fact, groaned at the thought of tasting one. But this one was different. We tasted it, tasted it again--and then again. Hey, we said to one another, that was really pretty good. Actually, it was...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 11:25 AM
Note:This was an instant hit with the tasters in The Times Test Kitchen. The olives help thicken the sauce and flavor the duck spectacularly. The recipe, from "Paula Wolfert's World of Food" (Harper & Row: 1988), is adapted from a Minorcan specialty...
| Jun 9, 2005
Fine, go ahead, eat the daisies, but please don't eat the daffodils. Don't eat the oleander either. Don't eat the azalea flowers or the sweet pea blossoms, the morning glory or the iris.
Instead, slip into your yard this morning and pick some...
| Jul 21, 2011
This weekend, I picked the first tomatoes of the season from our little vegetable garden out back. It felt like an eternity before the fruit on those massive plants finally ripened; now all of a sudden the garden is littered with bright red tomatoes. I...
| Jun 12, 2008
IT'S THE hottest day of the year -- 91 degrees -- and Phil Rosenthal is stacking almond wood kindling in the pizza oven of his Hancock Park home. In little more than an hour, a cook from Pizzeria Mozza will arrive, as he does most Sunday nights, and begin...