April 6, 2005 |
Times Food editor Leslie Brenner ordered this salad at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco while on vacation recently and called to ask for the recipe as soon as she was back in the office. "I thought the flavor combination was so striking, yet very simple," she says. The "marvelous and subtle" flavor of raw, shaved, white asparagus is key. Chef Judy Rodgers gets hers from Fairview Gardens, which also sells at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market. White asparagus from Chile may be too bitter, but Rodgers says Belgian endive would be a nice substitute.
April 11, 1993 |
Aren't you exhausted from having to go to one place for your vegetarian meal, another for your tonics and elixirs, and yet another for your yoga class? Well, take heart, herbal-infused Angelenos. Someone's come up with an idea to combine all three. Nature Club opens April 22, offering gourmet vegetarian meals, an elixir and herbal tonic bar, plus yoga classes and massage. It's on Melrose--natch--and we feel relaxed and tranquil just thinking about it.
September 18, 2006 |
For most readers -- i.e., people who exercise at light to moderate intensities -- performing cardio and strength training on one day is fine. But the asterisks begin to fly as intensity levels increase. The majority of exercisers, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, aren't putting high enough demands on their bodies to significantly compromise the value of either activity or risk injury.
March 30, 1998
A combination of two new diabetes drugs has proved a powerful means of controlling hard-to-treat cases of the disease. The drugs are troglitazone, approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, and metformin, approved two years ago. Both are for adult onset diabetes, a disease of high blood sugar that afflicts millions of Americans.
May 3, 2004 |
Herbie Hancock and the music of George Gershwin make an intriguing combination -- at least in theory. Hancock is a classically trained pianist-composer, as was Gershwin. Hancock's playing and composing invest jazz with the craft and precision of classical music. Gershwin played jazz impromptus at every opportunity, and was the first composer to bring the full panoply of jazz and blues to classical music.
May 4, 1989 |
There are numerous ways to prepare well-balanced vegetarian meals quickly. One trick is to master a few basic flavor combinations then toss in complementary main ingredients. Here is a Mexican-influenced base that can be the foundation for beans and rice tortillas or vegetable chili. MEXICAN FLAVOR BASE 1 cup peeled tomatoes, fresh or canned 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 small white onion, finely chopped 1 pasilla chili, roasted, peeled and chopped 1 sweet red pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped, optional 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground oregano 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice Cayenne pepper Choose combination of: 1 cup cooked pinto or kidney beans; 14 ounces nigari tofu, drained and cubed; 1 cup large white mushrooms, sliced; 1 cup cooked bulgur wheat; 1 cup chopped carrots, 1 cup corn kernels, 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped.
December 2, 1986 |
Desi Arnaz, a refugee Cuban bongo player who loved Lucy for 10 of the most entertaining and profitable years in television history, died early today of cancer. The bandleader-executive whose business acumen doomed live television and made him and Lucille Ball multimillionaires, was 69 and died of cancer in his home in Del Mar, a San Diego suburb. His daughter, Lucie, was at his side. His son, Desi Jr., and Ball were expected later today.
February 9, 2006 |
SOME fast-food menus call it a "combo meal," others call it a "value meal" or simply say it's a "meal," but it usually adds up to the same thing -- a burger, fries and a soda. And you've probably ordered one, even if it wasn't exactly what you had in mind. Maybe you wanted a shake instead of a soda, or you prefer onion rings to fries, yet you settled on the combo meal because you figured you were probably saving a lot of dough. But have you ever taken the time to add things up?
June 16, 2003 |
It was a night to remember for Los Angeles' burgeoning salsa scene: The Sportsmen's Lodge's ballroom was filled to capacity with more than a thousand rabid salseros, legendary group El Gran Combo performed a solid set of nothing but hits, and a brawl erupted in the middle of the crowd. At the center of it all was a 40-year-old band that exemplifies the beauty of Puerto Rican salsa, a genre often ignored in favor of its flashier Cuban counterpart.
July 11, 1988 |
Tabou Combo's weekend performance at the Ukrainian Culture Center proved again that command of dynamics is the chief element distinguishing the cream of the Third World pop crop. The band's tempo shifts and fresh melodic lines, however brief, constantly reinvigorated material that otherwise might have struck Western pop fans as too similar. Those dynamic interludes were the only things the 11-piece Haitian ensemble from Brooklyn had going for it early in its hour-plus set Friday.