May 12, 2012
Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Crustacean shells (shrimp, lobster or crab) give this soup real depth of flavor, so, if possible, choose shrimp with heads and shells. 1 pound whole, small shrimp 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 leeks, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1/4 cup brandy 1/2 cup white wine 8 cups simple fish stock, divided 1 cup diced tomatoes Pinch of ground cayenne pepper Salt to taste Pinch of crushed saffron threads 2 slices toasted bread, broken into pieces 1 1/2 pounds boneless monkfish, cut into 1-inch pieces and/or lobster chunks 1/2 pound Manila or littleneck clams (or ¼ cup shucked clams)
October 2, 2011 |
San Sebastián, the heart of Spain's Basque Country, is well known for its superb cuisine. The elegant seaside resort of 185,000 lays claim to more Michelin stars per capita than any other city in Europe. Restaurants such as Arzak and Mugaritz, acclaimed for their high-tech gastronomy, attract diners from all over the world. But there's another side to San Sebastián's culinary culture that few outsiders are aware of. The city is home to scores of txokos , private gastronomical societies where members gather to cook, eat, drink, talk and, quite often, sing together.
May 27, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO BOISE, IDAHO From LAX, American and United offer nonstop service to Boise; Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane), and Delta, Southwest, Frontier, US Airways and United offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $402. WHERE TO STAY Grove Hotel , 245 S. Capitol Blvd.; (208) 333-8000, http://www.grovehotelboise.com . Weekday rates in June start at $115. Leku Ona, 117 S. 6th St.; (208)
May 27, 2011 |
For high school senior Alex Wray, there's no stigma to his membership in a troupe that performs traditional old-world peasant dances. The 17-year-old also is an offensive lineman, but he said his varsity football teammates never razz him about his primary passion: dancing with the young adults of the Oinkari company. In many communities, the harmonious mix of arts and athletics could be attributed to "Glee. " In Boise, thank the Basques. "My mom is Basque," Alex said, referring to Basque Country, the small, semi-autonomous chunk of land straddling the border of Spain and France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2011 |
The city of Vernon is under pressure to change, but a push is on to keep at least one thing in this 5-square-mile industrial city the same. That's La Villa Basque, a 1960s-era landmark used as a location to film the television show "Mad Men. " Even as state lawmakers seek to dissolve the city around it, Los Angeles-area preservationists are campaigning to convince the restaurant's new operators not to remodel and modernize it. The operators are...
January 11, 2011 |
The Basque separatist group ETA declared a permanent cease-fire with Spain on Monday, saying it was committed to abandoning its armed struggle for an independent homeland in favor of "dialogue and negotiation. " But the announcement was greeted coolly by the Spanish government, which repeated its demand that the militant organization instead surrender its weapons and dissolve itself. Madrid is mindful of the failure of such truces in the past, including a "permanent" cease-fire ETA declared in 2006 and broke within a year.