February 20, 2010 |
Reflections and observations on this, the 100th day of the 2010 Winter Games: Canada has two main national sports: hockey and hockey. The sun doesn't come up here till almost 7. The people soon after. Canadians are the kind of people who love to give directions. It is as if you are doing them a favor. Best free thing in downtown Vancouver: the zipline at Robson Square. Wait time for the free zipline: approximately five hours. Time it takes to actually ride the zipline: 17 seconds.
August 12, 1993 |
Wondering what to do with all the home-grown tomatoes--the ones that actually taste like tomatoes--that are rapidly ripening on your vine? The answer is easy: Make bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. But if you're going to use good tomatoes, why settle for the thin, tepid stuff that passes for bacon these days? It shrinks to nothing in the pan and tastes of artificial maple, sugar and salt. The bacon from Nueske's (NESS-keys) is another matter.
February 24, 2014 |
The Philadelphia Phillies' triple-A affiliate out of Allentown already has an unusual name: the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Now they're going for an unusual marketing tool, at least for a baseball team: Bacon! That's right. The team, whose name is takeoff on a crude iron used in producing steel, has unveiled its 2014 uniforms, and for Saturday home games it's bacon all the way. Bacon on the caps. A wavy bacon underline beneath the moniker 'Pigs across the chest of the jersey.
December 17, 2012 |
There's a two-in-three chance that the winner of "The Next Iron Chef" will be a woman. Cause to celebrate? Chefs Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli are now duking it out with pitbull chef Nate Appleman for the Season 5 title of "Next Iron Chef" and a shot at sweet, sweet redemption. Ousted this week was Marcel Vigneron, who no doubt earned some redemption of his own after being bounced from that other competition ("Top Chef"). Like a challenge thrown down by the chairman himself, Marcel transformed from a foam-enthralled kitchen cut-up into a thoughtful chef who no longer stands as sidekick to Spike Mendelsohn or anyone else.
February 25, 2011 |
Easy on those pork chops, the British government advised on Friday. The new recommendations comes as evidence mounts that eating 90 grams (a bit more than 3 ounces) of red and processed meats per day probably increase the risk of bowel cancer. Among their recommendations: that people who eat 90 grams or more of meat a day should cut that back to 70. They even give helpful examples of a 70-gram serving. Observe: - One medium portion shepherd's pie and a rasher of bacon - Two standard beef burgers.
January 27, 2011
Savory stuffed French toast Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 2 to 4 Note: The sandwiches are great served alongside a light, tart salad or bowl of soup. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into large (about 1 inch) pieces 4 tablespoons butter, divided 1 onion, halved lengthwise (with the grain)
March 19, 1987 |
It always has been interesting to me that bacon cooks very quickly alone in the microwave but tends to surrender cooking energy when cooked with other foods. To cook a couple of strips of bacon, place them on a paper towel or bacon rack, cover with a paper towel and cook on HIGH power for 1 1/2 to two minutes. The bacon will be crisp and fragrant, and--a microwave plus--it will be attractively flat. It's hard to make a neat bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with curly bacon.
July 4, 1993 |
It was a lot of dough for a piece of old meat. But butcher Michael Feller seemed not to mind the $1,480 auction price he paid for a 101-year-old ham, which he plans to hang in his shop. The ham, cured by Cudahay in Chicago in 1892, spent most of its existence on display in a butcher's shop in the northern city of Leeds, according to Christie's, the London auction house that held the bidding.
January 11, 2009 |
Smithfield Foods Inc.'s Patrick Cudahy unit recalled 3,590 pounds of bacon products that may be contaminated with listeria bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The 10-pound cases of Golden Crisp Applewood Smoked Precooked Bacon Toppings and John Morrell Applewood Smoked Precooked Bacon Toppings were produced Nov. 13 and distributed to restaurants and institutions in California, Colorado, Florida, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin, the department said. No illnesses have been reported.
July 4, 2001 |
Our two most recent presidents have been joggers. They run to purge the Oval Office air from their lungs and the political poisons from their brains. Two powerful men, both runners, both setting an example for the nation. But I don't let that deter me. "You're running this morning?" my wife asks. "Uh-huh," I say. "Good luck," she says. She's seen me run--strong, powerful strides, arms flopping every which way. Like someone playing tennis without a racket. Like someone dodging bottle rockets.