| Apr 1, 2010
Chilled asparagus with vinaigrette and eggs mimosa
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus chilling time
Note: Adapted from Thomas Keller's "Bouchon."
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
11/2 cups canola oil...
| Mar 25, 2010
Vegetarian chopped liver
Total time: About 1 hour, plus chilling time
Servings: 12 as an appetizer or 6 as a main course lunch salad
Note: Adapted from "The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking" by Phyllis Glazer and Miriyam Glazer
| May 20, 2010
Ludo's ham soup
Total time: About 2 hours
Note: Adapted from Ludo Lefebvre. He prefers using Madrange brand ham, available through select gourmet markets and online; other boiled hams may be substituted.
11 tablespoons (scant 1 1/2...
| Jun 4, 2010
| 7:30 AM
There are pocket parks, even pocket battleships, so why not pocket farmers markets? Such is the model -- small markets targeted for a particular niche -- developed by Howell Tumlin, executive director of the Southland Farmers' Market Assn., which at its...
| Nov 11, 2010
On a mission to suss out the Santa Monica gastropub the Yard, I'd invited a friend who'd lived in the neighborhood way back when but had since moved away. As we negotiated the crowds streaming past us on Broadway a couple of blocks from Ocean Avenue,...
| Nov 25, 2010
Fresh herb salad with seeds
Total time: 25 minutes
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups Italian parsley leaves
1 cup cilantro leaves
3/4 cup basil leaves, preferably purple basil, torn into pieces
4 cups chilled baby salad leaves
| Jul 29, 2010
On an overcast Saturday morning, Christopher Nyerges — the head of Eagle Rock's School of Self-Reliance — gingerly skirts a feral clump of bright green weeds.
"Always watch where you're stepping 'cause you might be stepping on our lunch,"...
| Sep 10, 2010
Cameron Slocum pulls up to the Atwater Village farmers market in the Tomatomobile, a 1980s Volvo station wagon with crude icons of tomatoes, blue on the right side, pink on the left, scrawled everywhere including the windows, along with a plug for "The...
| Sep 1, 2011
Dear SOS: I'd love to get the recipe for the couscous at Hillstone (formerly Houston's) in Santa Monica.
Dear Meghan: We loved the fresh flavors and bright colors in this couscous, which makes for a great summer...
| Dec 8, 2011
"Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas From an Improbable Restaurant" is as much a book with which to spend a few hours on the couch as it is a book that inspires your next meal. And it'd be an entertaining few hours.
The book tells the story of Mission...
| May 19, 2011
Grilled romaine with radishes, hard-boiled eggs and toasted bread crumbs
Total time: 45 minutes
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