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.
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.
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.
July 21, 2011
Roasted tomato confit with bacon fat Total time: 30 minutes, plus roasting time Servings: Makes about 5 cups confit Note: Serve the confit over pasta, or chopped and on top of crostini 3 pounds tomatoes 6 large cloves garlic 12 sprigs thyme Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound sliced bacon Salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Halve the tomatoes lengthwise, and place them, skin-side-down in a roasting pan. Scatter the garlic and thyme sprigs over the tomatoes, and season with several grinds of black pepper, or to taste.
February 10, 2011
Here are five great Mourvèdre-based wines from Paso Robles, Calif. Because they are produced in small quantities, it may be necessary to order them from the winery. 2007 Anglim Winery Mourvèdre "Hastings Ranch Vineyard" ($34): Quite a spicy wine, with notes of cinnamon, star anise and black pepper. Black plum fruit comes through on the mid-palate and drives through to the finish. 14.9% alcohol. http://www.anglimwinery.com 2007 Edward Sellers Mourvèdre ($35): Dark cherry fruit with black pepper and a gamy "low note" to keep it interesting.