December 29, 1999 |
DEAR SOS: My husband and I had the pleasure of lunching at the Barnstorm Cafe at the airport in Big Bear City. They had absolutely the best coleslaw we have eaten. It was creamy and had a hint of dill. Do you think you could get them to share the recipe? ANITA L. BANKE Camarillo DEAR ANITA: Barnstorm co-owner Barbara Cunningham said, "I always tell my customers that it's a secret recipe, handed down from my mother in Ohio 1/8true 3/8, but it's so simple I'm embarrassed."
September 9, 1998 |
The Food and Drug Administration said manufacturers of unpasteurized apple juice or apple cider now must warn consumers that such beverages could contain illness-causing microbes. All other unprocessed packaged fruit and vegetable juices must carry a warning by Nov. 5, the FDA said. To make it easier for companies to comply with the mandate, the FDA is allowing manufacturers to display warning signs where juices are sold, though they must include the warning on the package within one year.
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)
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 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....
June 12, 2002 |
DEAR SOS: King's Fish House in Calabasas serves a killer barbecue shrimp appetizer. The sauce is terrific for bread-dipping and is usually fought over at the table. Can you persuade them to part with the recipe? PENNY PEYSER Woodland Hills DEAR PENNY: Miss Manners might have something to say about fighting over food at the table. Maybe you should write to her, too. Paul Clotier kindly sent us the recipe. Write to Culinary SOS, Food Section, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 or e-mail to: cindy.
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.
July 21, 2011 |
Dear SOS: Hello! I utterly crave the Green Goddess dressing they make at Dish in La Cañada Flintridge. It has just the right balance of tart and mellow tastes. I would love to be able to make it at home. Thanks, Brooke Alberts La Cañada Dear Brooke: Bright and tangy, this classic dressing is known for its vibrant green shade. Dish was happy to share its take on Green Goddess with us, which we've adapted below. Dish's Green Goddess dressing Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: Makes a generous 3 cups dressing Note: Adapted from Dish restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge.
June 25, 2003
Dear SOS: I had lunch at the Restaurant at the Getty Center recently and had the most amazing Cobb salad that I have had in a long time. It was sort of a combination of a traditional Cobb and a Waldorf salad, and was beyond delicious. I would love to have the recipe for this fabulous salad. Pam Wulffson Northridge Dear Pam: This salad takes some time to prepare but it makes a pretty terrific summer lunch. Make the individual components ahead, and you'll be able to put it together in a snap.