| Aug 11, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus brining and refrigerating time for the fillets
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale. Opal basil is available at select gourmet and farmers markets.
50 grams salt...
| Nov 24, 2012
Dear SOS: I enjoy reading your column, and it occurred to me that you might be able to answer my request. "It was a dark and stormy night," like many we've recently had, when friends and I happened into Smitty's in Pasadena after the theater. Not being...
| Dec 15, 2012
Dear SOS: I recently "rediscovered" La Grande Orange in Pasadena's Del Mar station and absolutely love its kale and quinoa salad — it's light and refreshing, although sometimes it is a bit too heavy on the dressing.... I have enjoyed it often enough...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: About 1 hour
Note: The soup can be served with steamed jasmine rice for a more substantial meal. Galangal, kaffir lime leaves, tamarind pulp, Thai basil and fish sauce are available at Thai and general Asian markets.
| Sep 8, 2012
The chopped kale salad at the Napa Valley Grille in Westwood is the sort of healthy, interesting dish you could eat every day. In fact, a waitress there who recommended it told me she does exactly that. After I ordered it a few times, I saw her point. Can...
| Jan 26, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus marinating time
Note: Adapted from "Vietnamese Home Cooking" by Charles Phan. Rau ram, also known as Vietnamese coriander and hot mint, is available at Vietnamese and many Asian markets. Fish sauce is...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Total time: 40 minutes
The delicate corn latkes that Joachim Splichal serves at Patina have been on the menu since the day the doors opened. Splichal layers them with fresh marinated salmon, but smoked salmon can be the perfect replacement. They are...
| Feb 2, 2013
Brittany, on the Atlantic coast of France, is famous for its shellfish. The most prized oysters come from Cancale, and the bouchot mussels, just an inch or so long, are tender and sweet. One bowl of those dainty mussels steamed in white wine and...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Note: From "The Bistros, Brasseries and Wine Bars of Paris" by Daniel Young. (This recipe is from Thierry Breton of Chez Michel.) Orange cauliflower is available at Whole Foods and Bristol Farms stores, select...
| Oct 13, 2012
Dear SOS: I had the most fantastic and flavorful summer salad at the Hungry Cat in Hollywood recently. It was an heirloom tomato salad with chunks of watermelon and some feta and herbs. I would love it if you might be able to obtain the recipe, as this is...
| Mar 16, 2013
Total time: 30 minutes
1/3 cup hazelnuts
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
2 teaspoons minced shallots
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 pound tangerines, peeled, broken into segments and stripped...