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Vartan Abgaryan has been executive chef at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake since late last year when he took over the kitchen at the dreamy neighborhood spot on Sunset Boulevard. Abgaryan, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, worked at Andre Soltner's Lutece in...
Jar hosts guest chefs: Israeli chefs Assaf Granit and Uri Navon of Machneyuda in Jerusalem will be paying chef Suzanne Tracht’s restaurant Jar a visit April 13 for a one-night-only dinner collaboration. In honor of Israel’s 65th Independence...
Los Angeles Times Restaurant CriticWhat you think about Cortez is going to depend in large part on what you think about crowds, and noise, and screechy jazz, about well-meaning servers who are slightly impatient with the idea of service, and about spending most of an hour leaning up...
Los Angeles Times Restaurant CriticLet's say that a correspondent has asked if you have been to the new Wuhan restaurant in San Gabriel, and let's say that you answer him, to save face, with the Internet equivalent of a smile and a nod. It is easy enough to find this restaurant — a...
Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 9 to 12 6 tablespoons tahini, stirred in the jar until blended before measuring 3 tablespoons water, more if needed 6 tablespoons date honey (also known as silan or date molasses) or bee honey, more if desired Spoon...
Tags: Rosh Hashanah, Honey
Total time: About 1¼ hours, plus chilling time Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Serve this dip with fresh pita bread or other Middle Eastern flatbread. You can find tahini paste and Aleppo red pepper at Middle Eastern markets. 2 globe eggplants (about 2 pounds)...
Tags: Sports, Lemons, Peppers, Fencing, Pita Bread
Special to the Los Angeles TimesRamadan is a holiday observed by fasting, but when it's time to eat, the meals can be feasts. No food or drink is allowed from dawn to dusk during the annual monthlong Muslim period of fasting, which began this year on the evening of July 19. Because...
Tags: Islam, Ramadan, Salads, Pita Bread, Religion and Belief
Daily DishHave you ever wondered how pastry chefs and doughnut shops are able to pipe those perfectly puffed eclairs and plump jelly doughnuts with their glorious fillings? It takes a very long piping tip....
LA Times MagazineFarmshop’s Jeff Cerciello shares an ancient secret—and a recipe for avocado hummus...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesYou may know that Queen Esther is the heroine of the joyful holiday of Purim, which begins Wednesday evening. She was the beautiful Jewish woman selected by the King of Persia to be his wife. After she became queen, she begged the king to save her...
Tags: Pasta, Walnuts, Garlic, Garbanzo Beans, Religion and Belief
Daily DishA wonderfully thick and nutty paste made from ground sesame seeds, tahini is common in Middle Eastern cuisine, flavoring a variety of dishes both savory and sweet, such as hummus, baba ghanouj and even cookies. It's also the base for......
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus chilling time for the chicken Servings: 6 Note: The degree of heat in the sauce is determined by the amount of tobanjan (hot Chinese miso paste) or la yu (hot Chinese chile oil) you use. You can also omit these...
Tags: Pasta, Foods and Beverages, Chile, Lifestyle and Leisure, Chives
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