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September 25, 1986
Lean, tender and delicately flavored veal chops are enhanced when seasoned with garlic, basil and rosemary. VEAL CHOPS WITH ZUCCHINI 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed basil 1/4 teaspoon crushed rosemary 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 6 veal rib chops, cut 3/4 inch thick 2 tablespoons shortening or oil 1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices Combine flour, salt, garlic salt, basil, rosemary and pepper.
March 30, 2014 | By Angel Jennings
In the name of civic progress, the Crenshaw corridor has lost a lot of trees. First, to clear the way for the space shuttle Endeavour's trek to the California Science Center, 71 mature magnolias and pines were chopped down in 2012 along an almost two-mile stretch in South Los Angeles. Now, with the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX subway line, residents are bracing for more. About 175 trees - a third of those remaining - are expected to be cut down along Crenshaw Boulevard during the light-rail project, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
April 15, 2009 | RUSS PARSONS
A friend and I were talking the other day about -- brace yourself -- what we were going to make for dinner. I said, "Nothing special, just some schnitzel." Her eyes got big and she said almost in a whisper: "I love schnitzel." We then spent five minutes reviewing our favorite schnitzel variations. So far no surprises, I mean, what's not to love about schnitzel? Take a pork cutlet, pound it thin, roll it in bread crumbs and quickly fry it.
February 13, 2014 | By Karolina Waclawiak
In the story collection "Karate Chop," Dorthe Nors illuminates an ominous world of disconnected people trying to make sense of their dislocation. Among these micro-transmissions of self-preservation is the standout, "The Wadden Sea," in which a young girl takes off to a remote seaside town with her depressed mother. When the young narrator's grandmother comes to rescue them both, the young girl says, "I could tell she knew fear of life, and I could tell she knew it was a kind of fear that took in the whole of people's lives and could make them forsaken wherever in the world.
August 4, 1990
If I were Francis Scott Key, y'know, I'd rise up out of my grave, y'know, and smack Barr across her ever-lovin' chops, y'know. WILLIAM S. KOESTER Upland
February 11, 1996 | Steve Hochman and Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
If you've always wanted to hear Rush without Geddy Lee's grating voice, here's your chance. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson's side project adds a hint of grunge to the clinical chops while the standard quasi-intellectual posturing of the Canadian band is supplemented by the title track's use of W.H. Auden's mini-epic of a murderous misfit. But, as with Rush, it's intellect without emotion.
June 28, 2009
Chris Pine proves he is not just a fly-by-night, good-looking actor in today's market ("This Is Your Captain Speaking," June 21). I saw him in "Farragut North," and Pine definitely has the acting chops. On stage almost throughout the entire production, he did a helluva job and is fully believable. I wish him nothing but continued good roles in the future and what he deserves the most: longevity! Posted by: RC From the blogs
September 30, 1989
The Rolling Stones are on tour with Living Colour. It goes to show they're not afraid to follow rough & tumble rock 'n' rollers fresh out of the gate. Then, when they hit L.A., Guns N' Roses will join them. The Jagger/Richard outfit is willing to demonstrate its chops by performing after the band that many think is the top of the heap in today's turbo-rock. You can't accuse the Stones of building a plexiglass bubble to protect themselves. PAUL DePASQUALE Cerritos
December 20, 2012
At first glance this pairing of Joe Rogan and Doug Stanhope could be dismissed as an evening of strictly bro-centered laughs with two comics who briefly were the replacement hosts for "The Man Show" after the end of the Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla era. But don't dismiss the chops on display as both are among the sharpest wits working today, with Stanhope reaching a new audience with a raw-nerved turn on FX's "Louie. " The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Fri., 7 p.m. $38.50.
October 11, 1990
Jonathan Gold does a shoddy job of checking out doughnut shops and proceeds with his usual "Melrose" snobbery to sample and sneer at the plebeian but much loved pastry. Would you send a vegetarian to rate steaks or a rabbi to taste-test pork chops? Leave Gold to his trendoid trips to Beverly Hills and skip the down-the-nose treatment of the "people's breakfast." The omissions of Designer Donuts on Sunset and Zamoras in South Gate show a lack of serious homework. GLEN C. DADIK, Los Angeles
February 13, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Hard to believe, but the 2005 is the latest release of the LAN Gran Reserva. Rioja works on a different time scale than the rest of the wine world, releasing its reds only when they're ready to drink. The 2005, mostly Tempranillo with just 10% each Mazuelo and Garnacha, still tastes youthful. Such a pretty wine with notes of cherry, spice and earth - and a pleasant rasp of tannin. Perfect for a plate of jamón ibérico and chorizo. Region: Rioja, Spain Price: About $20 Style: Supple and balanced What it goes with: Prosciutto or serrano ham, beans with chorizo, baby lamb chops Where to find it: BestWinesOnline, (888)
January 17, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
LA RIOJA, Spain  - "I'll only be a minute," says Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga as he heads off to a whitewashed building next to a vineyard. I walk along the vineyard, taking in the idyllic view of Tempranillo vines stretching across the Ebro river valley, framed by the Sierra Cantabria and Demanda mountain ranges in Spain. Just days before the harvest in October, blue skies, big vistas and bees, dive-bombing wildflowers between the vines. Smelling smoke, I turn to see that Muga, U.S. marketing director for his family's estate, has rolled out a grill and set grapevine cuttings alight.
December 30, 2013 | Sam Farmer
NFL teams turn to the familiar at this time of year. Green Bay, New England, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and others prepare for the playoffs. Teams such as Detroit, Washington and Tampa Bay fire their coaches. Cleveland cycles through coaches with such gusto, in fact, that "Black Monday" should really be called "Browns Monday. " By way of comparison, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had three coaches since 1969. The Browns will have had three coaches since 2012. So it wasn't surprising that the Browns were the first to dump their coach, Rob Chudzinski, after the regular season ended, even though he had been in the job for less than a year.
December 27, 2013 | By David Zucchino
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Faced with an epidemic of deadly roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military officials ordered up a fleet of V-hulled 16-ton armored behemoths in 2007 to help protect American soldiers and Marines. At a cost of $1 million each, the ugly tan beasts known as MRAPS have saved countless lives and absorbed or deflected thousands of insurgent bomb blasts in teeming cities, desert flats and rutted mountain roadways. The lumbering vehicles are so beloved that soldiers have scrawled notes of thanks on their armor.
December 1, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Nick Young has picked up a key endorsement in his candidacy for the NBA's sixth man of the year: the department of defense. "He's changed his name to Swaggy D," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Saturday of the swingman who usually goes by "Swaggy P. " "We'll see if that holds up. " Young proved sturdy in the final seconds Friday, stepping in front of Detroit's Josh Smith to take a charge that helped preserve the Lakers' 106-102 victory....
November 1, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton and Tiffany Hsu
U.S. food retailers are poised to take a hit as the federal government reduces its $78 billion-a-year food stamp program. Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking wages switched from upscale products to discounted bulk goods and generic brands. Food sales, especially at discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., could be further crimped by the $5-billion, or roughly 6%, annual cut in food stamps that took effect Friday.
October 14, 2009 | S. Irene Virbila
A classic expression of Nebbiolo from one of the best wine cooperatives in the world, Barbaresco's baby bro carries a taste of black cherries and earth from the Langhe region around Alba. Elegant and chiseled, it's a bit softer than a Barbaresco, just delicious and ready for drinking now. A steal at this price. Open a bottle for a bowl of pasta in meat sauce, grilled lamb or pork chops or a braised beef or short-rib dish. -- S. Irene Virbila Region: Piedmont, Italy Price: About $18 to $22 Style: Elegant and chiseled What it goes with: pasta, grilled chops, braised beef dishes Where to find it: Du Vin Wine & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310)
March 9, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
Lirac may not have the cachet of nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but I've sometimes scoured wine shops in France looking to turn up a bottle of Domaine de la Mordorée's exquisite "Cuvée de la Reine des Bois. " Fortunately, it's somewhat easier to find here in Southern California. It's worth seeking out any year, but the 2010 may be the best the domaine has ever made — juicy, dark and wild, tasting of ripe berries and plums that drip down your chin. Super-rich and super-concentrated, this blend of equal parts Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah needs bold food.
October 24, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt - including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" - but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London" off the ground. Landis had written the script in 1969 as a teenager. The screenplay earned him a number of writing jobs in the ensuing years, Landis recalled this week, but "everyone, literally unanimously, had the same response, which was either 'this is too funny to be frightening' or 'this is too frightening to be funny.' And I kept saying, 'it's both.'" Finally, Universal, home to many horror classics, released the $10-million picture in 1981, and it took in more than $30 million at the domestic box office (about $86 million in today's dollars)
September 28, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - When Condola Rashad was a little girl, her mother would often take her to work. The youngster would sit and play or watch curiously as the woman she called Mom scurried about her job. It was similar to the experience of many children, with one difference: Rashad's mother is Phylicia Rashad, who played mom Clair Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. " "She'd be super busy at rehearsal and I would be in her dressing room or somewhere backstage," Rashad said. "From as far back as I can remember, I would just sit right there and watch the process, not the red carpets and the glitz like some kids do but the work itself.
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