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)
February 16, 2012
Total time: 3 hours Servings: 4 to 6 1 1/2 pounds stewing beef, cut into large chunks Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, coarsely chopped, plus ½ cup minced onion, divided 1/4 cup brandy 6 cups water 3 large beef bones (any kind will do) 2 to 3 beef bouillon cubes 3 carrots, cut in rounds 2 chayote squashes, peeled, seeded and cut into large pieces 3 zucchini, washed and cut into large pieces 4 ears of corn (fresh or frozen)
December 8, 2011
Brandied applesauce Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling and chilling time Servings: Makes about 5 cups 4 pounds Granny Smith apples, or other cooking apples 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup apple cider 1/3 cup brandy, preferably applejack 2 cinnamon sticks Pinch nutmeg Pinch ground cloves Pinch dried ginger Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon 1. Peel, core and quarter...
September 8, 2011 |
Dear SOS: During a trip to north Mississippi and the Delta, we ate a memorable meal at Big Bad Breakfast in Oxford. The brandy-spiked pain perdu was a stand-out among the dishes we ordered (with stiff competition from the house-cured bacon and biscuits). Since I don't anticipate being back in the area soon, is there any chance you can obtain the recipe? Thanks. Kay Behrens Claremont Dear Kay: How can you go wrong with this breakfast? Take fluffy, thick slices of Texas toast soaked in a lightly sweetened, brandy-spiked batter, then lovingly pan-fry them to crisp, golden perfection.
August 22, 2011 |
Grammy-winning R&B singer Brandy has signed a record deal with RCA Records, Pop & Hiss confirmed Monday. The deal, a joint venture between RCA and producer Breyon Prescott's Chameleon Records, returns the singer to the Sony Music Entertainment fold. She previously called Epic Records home, but severed ties with the label in 2009 after the commercial disappointment of her only album for the label, 2008's "Human. " "Throughout her career, Brandy has consistently won the vote as everyone's favorite female vocalist," Peter Edge, chief executive of RCA Music Group, said in a statement.
April 26, 2011 |
Dear SOS: We love to order the "Famous White Sangria" at the LGO Café in Pasadena at La Grande Orange Café. Perfect on a summer evening — can you please help us get the recipe? Alex Zucco Monrovia Dear Alex: LGO Café was happy to share its recipe for this libation, and now that warm weather is just around the corner, it's the perfect time. La Grande Orange Café's white sangria Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print.
December 17, 2010 |
If Thelma and Louise spontaneously took to producing comedy variety shows, the result might be a little like the show called "Trick: Bordello" ? a rollicking, multidimensional staged adventure that's a little bit sexy, a little bit spunky and a whole lot of funny. Flying by the seat of their pants, rising local comics Emily Maya Mills and Brandie Posey have buddied up to launch the raucous monthly comedy series last month at Bordello Bar downtown, on the edge of Little Tokyo. Next Sunday will see their second event, a Christmas ensemble they've billed as "a holiday extravaganza fit for virgins and atheists alike.
October 1, 2010
Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals info Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Where: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, 777 Chick Hearn Court When: 8 p.m. Friday Price: $41 Info: http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com
October 18, 2009 |
The sunlit French landscape sliding by my car window captured my attention: crumbling stone walls, tidy farmhouses with red-tile roofs, mile upon mile of low hills and rolling ridges covered with leafy green vineyards. "You know what you're seeing?" my guide asked. "The real thing; what Napa and Sonoma wanted to be." I laughed at the smugness of the remark. As much as I love Northern California's wine country, he had a point: The original wins, hands down. Visiting our wine country can't compare with spending a few lazy days exploring the back roads of France.