October 16, 2012 |
It's not quite being asked to perform at next year's Super Bowl , but for an R&B star who's faced no shortage of personal and professional tumult over the last few years, Brandy's ascent to the No. 2 spot on iTunes' album chart Tuesday afternoon probably feels an awful lot like validation. The singer's first solo disc since 2008's coolly received "Human," "Two Eleven" openly invites that kind of speculation. "It seemed I had it all, that's what they thought," Brandy sings in the album's heartfelt opener, " Wildest Dreams . " "But I was peeling like paint on the wall / I had to cover up the hurt," she continues.
July 28, 2012
LONDON - Hope Solo is the best women's goalkeeper in the world. Yet she continues to make more news with her words than with her play. Shortly after shutting out Colombia in the U.S. soccer team's second group-play game at the London Olympics, Solo took to Twitter to blast NBC analyst Brandi Chastain , who played 192 games for the national team and converted the penalty kick that gave the U.S. the 1999 World Cup title in a shootout win over...
July 28, 2012 |
LONDON -- Hope Solo is the best women's goalkeeper in the world. Yet she continues to make more news with her words than with her play. Shortly after shutting out Colombia in the U.S. soccer team's second group-play game at the London Olympics, Solo took to Twitter to blast NBC TV analyst Brandi Chastain, who played 192 games for the national team and converted the penalty kick that gave the U.S. the 1999 World Cup title in a shootout win over...
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.