| Jan 28, 2009
Sometimes when I make a grilled cheese sandwich, I deliberately load the bread with far more cheese than it can handle, knowing full well that as the sandwich cooks, the cheddar or Emmentaler will inevitably spill over the sides and undergo its...
| Dec 26, 2007
Roasted duck pot pie
Total time: About 5 1/2 hours, including roasting and baking time
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Duck fat (if you would rather buy it than render it from the duck) is available at Bristol Farms stores,...
| Mar 5, 2008
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: Adapted from "Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen." The pancakes can be assembled an hour in advance, wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready to fry.
1 large egg
2 teaspoons chile sesame oil...
| May 7, 2008
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: If possible, use handmade whole-wheat tortillas.
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon walnut oil, divided
Juice of 5 limes, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground...
| May 13, 2008
| 12:44 PM
Garlic shrimp with grilled tomatillo sauce
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4
1/2 pound cleaned, peeled large tail-on shrimp
1 small clove garlic, pressed through a garlic press
3/4 pound tomatillos, each cut into six...
| Jun 4, 2008
Flash! Click! Flash, flash, flash! Digital cameras erupt all over the dining room like popcorn popping. In the next booth, a quartet of young Latinas with a mom in tow crowd closer together, the better to fit in the frame. Smile, says the obliging...
| Mar 26, 2008
There are few combinations in cooking more natural and flexible than beans and greens. That's what staff writer Amy Scattergood found when exploring twists on these two fundamental ingredients. These inventive tacos were our favorites of several very...
| Dec 26, 2007
SUCCULENT pork ribs with a spicy chipotle sauce, sweet zucchini braised to a buttery softness, the miracle of a Meyer lemon posset (like a mousse but with livelier flavor and a more elegant texture), a spectacular summer pie packed with nectarines and...
| Sep 12, 2006
| 8:19 PM
Total time: About 1 1/2 hours
Note: From "Doña Tomás" by Thomas Schnetz and Dona Savitsky
3/4 cup hulled pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 cup tomatillos (about 4 tomatillos, 3/4 pound)
1/2 bunch epazote, stemmed, washed and dried (about 3/4...
| Sep 23, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Note: Frozen green chile is available at Albertsons and occasionally at other groceries. Call first to ensure availability. This recipe requires ovenproof plates.
Green chile sauce
3 tablespoons oil
| Aug 8, 2007
UNLESS you're hanging out with conspicuously consuming celebutantes, you may have noticed a new mood in the air these days. It seems as if more and more Angelenos are talking about enjoying life without ruining it for the next generation, and when it...