| Apr 27, 2008
Spring may already have spread its wings in L.A., but in Seattle, the sun bursts through the platinum clouds only occasionally. That's fine with me, because I'm not here to bask in the sunshine; I'm here to eat. And in Seattle, it's serious...
| 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 7, 2008
IN SOUTHERN California, where we enjoy lively, vibrant farmers markets year-round, on every day of the week, in almost every neighborhood, deciding what's for dinner can, perhaps even should, be less about careful planning than serendipity. Maybe...
| May 14, 2008
It's vibrant green and looks like a small, under-ripe tomato hidden under a delicate, paper-like husk. Peel back that wrapping to reveal firm, slightly sticky flesh with a scent faintly reminiscent of freshly picked herbs. Take one bite and the sweet-tart...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2008
IT'S ONLY natural that after 62 years, a restaurant might be in need of, if not an extreme makeover, something along the lines of a face lift. Gus's Barbecue in South Pasadena has been dishing out hearty comfort food to residents since 1946, the year...
| Jul 5, 2008
It took just one month for a new freeway mural in Ventura to be hit by graffiti. The tagger was considerate, however, taking pains not to mar the piece, which commemorates a neighborhood destroyed in the 1950s to make way for the 101 Freeway. Instead of...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2008
Dear SOS: I recently checked out Amaranta Cocina Mexicana at the Westfield Shopping Center in Woodland Hills. I'm not a vegetarian, but our server made us try these amazing hibiscus flower enchiladas that were truly life-changing. Do you think you could...
| 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...