| Apr 19, 2010
I slept very well last night. Getting a good night's sleep doesn't always come easy when the day's work is closer than it should be, when too much time has been spent behind a desk, or when everyday worries assail the quiet of the night.
| Dec 2, 2010
Dear SOS: I was recently in San Francisco and had brunch at Serpentine in an area called Dogpatch. They made the most incredible savory bread pudding — the bread was combined with summer squash, zucchini and sweet corn among other things. I don't...
| Nov 18, 2010
Avis Hatheway's wild rice dressing
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 10 to 12
Note: Shared by Avis' son, Ron.
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| Dec 9, 2010
Dear SOS: When I was in Ketchikan, Alaska, last year, I ate at Annabelle's Keg and Chowder House and had the best seafood chowder. I would love to have the recipe.
Dear Ellen: Annabelle's was happy to share its recipe for this...
| Aug 15, 2010
It's tough to visit California's Bodie Hills. Although many travelers turn off U.S. Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra to see the well-known ghost town of the same name, far fewer venture into its rugged backdrop, which has no paved roads, no marked...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 6:00 PM
Ammo: "Hyper-seasonal" menu includes wild mushrooms and heirloom turkeys from Diestel ranch. Dishes are ordered a la carte. Orders must be placed by phone or e-mail by noon on Nov. 22, ready for pickup on Nov. 24 between 2 and 6 p.m. Prices range...
| Nov 11, 2010
Bacon-wrapped pork belly
Total time: 2 ½ hours
Servings: 4 to 8
Note: Adapted from "Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef." Pork belly is available through most butchers; ask ahead.
1 quart chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, diced...
| Oct 21, 2010
Autumn vegetable hash
Total time: 1 hour
Note: Goose and duck fat can be found at select well-stocked markets as well as at many gourmet markets and cooking supply stores
2 tablespoons goose or duck fat, or butter
1 onion, cut into ½-...
| Feb 10, 2011
Spiced mushroom borscht
Total time: 2 hours
Note: This recipe requires cheesecloth and butchers twine to make a sachet.
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 10:02 AM
Total time: 4 1/2 hours
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Dried navy beans vary in age. Depending on the beans, you may need to add more water during cooking.
3 pounds lamb shoulder blade chops
1 head garlic, separated into cloves...
| May 26, 2011
Onion and sage focaccia
Total time: 1½ hours, plus cooling time
Serves: Makes 1 focaccia; each focaccia yields 8 slices
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of chef Nancy Silverton's recipes for the L.A. Times Test...