CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1993
The city's traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony honoring men and women who served in the military will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall. The 21st annual event was begun to recognize local service personnel who were missing in action or prisoners of war. The event honors those who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Desert Storm.
May 14, 2003 |
Eric Bordelet is raising cider to a new level at his estate 120 miles west of Paris. The former sommelier at the three-star restaurant Arpege has been applying the philosophy and technique of fine winemaking to cider production, with brilliant results. Everybody knows some of the most complex wines come from old vines. Bordelet's cider comes from old trees, many of them heirloom variety apple or pear trees that are 40 or more years old. Bordelet's cidre doux tastes like the memory of apples.
February 7, 1991 |
DEAR SOS: I was recently taken to Nowhere Cafe, a vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles that serves a wonderful lentil chili recipe. I hope they're willing to share the recipe. --CAROL DEAR CAROL: Willing and able.
December 17, 1992
1992 PROGRESSIVE DINNER MENU Champagne and First Course House Noah's Ark Theme Hosts: Steve Stautzenbach and Suzanne Dickson Ham and Asparagus Bundles Crispy Fried Won Tons Assorted olives Champagne/sparkling cider Appetizer House All Americas Theme Hosts: Geraldine DeCohen and Godrick J.
October 22, 2008
Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from "Cider Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions & Making Your Own" by Ben Watson. 1/2 gallon apple cider 4 to 6 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks 6 cardamom pods, crushed 1 whole nutmeg, cracked open 10 to 12 whole cloves 6 allspice berries (optional) 4 to 6 star anise pods (optional) Zest of 1/2 lemon or 1/2 orange, thinly cut into lengthwise strips Orange slices for garnish 1 1/2 cups rum or brandy (optional)
October 11, 2013 |
The Grand Canyon Railway's annual Pumpkin Patch Train is in full swing again. And for the first time, advance tickets are on sale. After a big turnout on opening weekend, the usual Saturday-Sunday schedules have been expanded to include four weekday dates: Oct. 11, 14, 17 and 18. The train, which runs through October from Williams, Ariz., offers 90-minute trips that let out at a patch where children have 45 minutes to pick the perfect pumpkin....
February 7, 2001 |
Sometimes the newest trends in cooking aren't necessarily the best. The court bouillon is a French technique so old it has nearly been forgotten, but you can't beat it for adding flavor. A court bouillon is a quickly made stock. If you've had a poached salmon, you're probably familiar with the idea. Taste one fish cooked in water and another poached in a wine-and-herb-enhanced liquid and you'll realize the difference immediately.
October 3, 2013 |
The Spare Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has long had a reputation for serving up some of the best drinks in town. The menu was originally cultivated under the tutelage of mixologist Aidan Demarest, and gained wings thanks to the hugely creative and balanced drinks of herb-growing bartender Naomi Schimek. Now owners Med Abrous and Marc Rose are seeking to expand the fun -- and brand recognition -- by launching a cocktail catering program. The plan is simple: If you have a special event or party coming up, you can hire the Spare Room team to create a craft cocktail service tailored to that event.
January 19, 2012
Apple chipotle chutney Total time: 1 hour Servings: Makes about 1 quart Note: Adapted from Susan Dumeyer and David Sundeen of Windrose Farm. They write, "It is best to use cider apples for this as they have a nice deep flavor and usually have higher sugars that help break the flesh down. I normally keep the skin on to help add pectin for texture. We make our own chipotles at the farm, so this is based on a dried chipotle we sell, not one packed in adobo sauce.