August 20, 1986 |
A woman accused of stuffing her 5-month-old son's mouth with pepper to stop him from sucking his thumb was held without bond today after being charged with first-degree murder. Elizabeth Jewell, 25, was charged Tuesday with killing her son, Michael. Police Lt. Darrell Kitrel said Jewell and her husband, Edward, 39, reported Friday that the infant accidentally ate pepper and died. But an autopsy showed the child died of asphyxiation from swallowing "a whole lot" of ground black pepper.
May 11, 1995 |
Our word pepper comes, by way of Greek, from the Sanskrit name of a cousin of black pepper known as long pepper ( Piper longum ). While black pepper comes in little round wrinkled peppercorns, long pepper takes the form of curved stalks about three quarters of an inch long that consist of a lot of tiny, dusty, grayish, pepperish things. Probably in the beginning the Greeks were importing long pepper, some varieties of which are hotter than black pepper.
March 24, 1991 |
On the coffee table of Tsan Merritt-Poree's small Westwood apartment, just a few minutes from her office at UCLA, is a stack of family photos. She picks up a small black-and-white print of an elegant black woman sitting erect in a slim lace dress, her white hair neatly pinned up. "That's my grandmother, Dolly Johnston-Ternoir," Merritt-Poree says. "She was so glamorous. Married seven times and loved to talk about it.
December 28, 2005
Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 Note: This recipe from Nancy Silverton was the centerpiece of a story by Emily Green. According to Silverton, the key to a great hamburger is the meat, which should have ample fat. Ask the butcher to coarsely grind 2 3/4 pounds of prime chuck (10% to 15% fat) with 4 to 6 ounces of prime sirloin fat (the combination should have 20% to 28% fat total). Though she offers three cheeses, she says that from experience, most takers go for Gruyère, 25% might take cheddar and one of a group will want blue.
January 9, 2008
Total time: About 50 minutes Servings: 4 Note: This dish can be made ahead for up to a week. Red pepper powder and dried fernbrake, also known as kosari in Korean, are available at Korean markets. 1/4 pound dried fernbrake 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil 2 green onions sliced 1 1/2 teaspoons of crushed and roasted sesame seeds 1/4 teaspoon Korean red pepper powder Salt 1. Place the fernbrake in a large pot with enough water to cover and soak for 10 minutes.
December 3, 2012 |
When you're looking for a perfect one-dish meal, look no further than this recipe for Tuscan chicken stew. Chicken thighs are braised with white beans in a light tomato sauce, the stew finished with fresh spinach and lots of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Best of all? The whole meal comes together in about an hour. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.