Today’s Encore: Requests from the SOS mailbag

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Fall may not quite be in the air, but you can feel the seasonal shift looking at all the letters and e-mails we’ve received lately in our SOS mailbag.

One of the top requests? Bread pudding. Warm, comforting and familiar, it’s a classic dessert for this time of year. Check out today’s Encore online and you’ll find Barbara Hansen’s article ‘Bread pudding on a pedestal,’ a celebration of the dessert with creative variations from some local chefs.

In the meantime, if you have a recipe request you’d like to send, feel free to contact us at Culinary SOS. We receive more than 100 requests a month, but we read them all and do our best to respond to readers and track down those recipes.

Send your requests to or to:


Culinary SOSFood SectionLos Angeles Times202 W. 1st St.Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please be sure to include your first and last name, phone number and city of residence.

— Noelle Carter