February 3, 2000 |
George Poston, the executive chef at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant in Costa Mesa, is on a mission to teach youngsters how to cook, especially those who might have to fend for themselves if their parents are working late. Poston said he was a latchkey kid who learned to cook for himself at a young age. Now he provides cooking demonstrations at his restaurant and during visits to local classrooms.
June 29, 1989 |
This dictionary of French food terms will help you decipher a French menu or cookbook. And because French cooking is the basis of many other recipes, it will help you on many other occasions too. -- Amandine (a men deen)--Made with almonds. -- Au Poivre (o pwav)--Seasoned liberally with peppercorns. -- Blanquette (blawn ket)--An egg-yolk-thickened cream sauce. -- Boeuf (boef)--Beef. -- Bourguignon (boor gee nyon)--A stew of beef braised in red wine with onions and mushrooms.
April 1, 1993 |
If fantasies of life as a professional chef raise your heart rate, but tuition costs for the Cordon Bleu or La Varenne bring it down again, you might consider a home-grown alternative. The Culinary Arts/Cook Apprentice program at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa offers a range of classes that would please both the dilettante and the professional.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1990 |
The way these people talk about chili, you'd think they were sampling fine wine or aged cheese. But these connoisseurs at a statewide chili cook-off wore blue jeans, T-shirts and bikinis as they sniffed and savored the meaty varieties of chili concocted in booths fashioned like medieval castles and jungle hide-outs. Kent Wilks' face wrinkled in concentration as he spooned in some chili from a paper cup. "It's too thick," the 22-year-old Newport Beach resident said. "It's good chili.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1990 |
The weapons were high-speed mixers, Cuisinarts and spatulas. The mission was to whip up the most exotic haute cuisine this side of Wolfgang Puck. The location:Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. A Marine mess hall? The address on the press release wasn't a mistake. On Thursday, 42 cooks from Marine bases at Tustin, El Toro and Camp Pendleton were applying the crowning touches to culinary creations that would tickle the palate of any five-star restaurant regular.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1997 |
Student chefs from Orange Coast College took top honors this month at the American Culinary Federation's Western Region Junior Member Hot Food Championships in Portland. Culinary arts students from Orange Coast finished first among 13 teams from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. They will compete in the national finals in Atlanta in July. "We're absolutely thrilled with our performance in Portland," said Bill Barber, the college's head chef.
February 23, 2012 |
When food lovers head to Paris these days, the savvier bypass the Michelin-starred restaurants entirely and seek out the small, sometimes funky bistros where passionate young cooks are turning out wonderful food at affordable prices. Spaces - and kitchens - are often tiny, menus small and changeable. And the wine list may simply be a collection of bottles lined up on shelves. Many come from small or obscure producers who believe in natural (biodynamic, organic) winemaking. A copy of Alice Feiring's "Naked Wine" translated into French might be propped against a bottle of Chinon or Burgundy.
August 5, 2010 |
A cadre of chefs, restaurants and cooking enthusiasts with a mutual love of olive oil are accusing several companies of diluting the product with cheaper alternatives while still branding it as "extra virgin." The group filed a complaint in Orange County Superior Court this week claiming that several retailers and olive oil producers, including such varied outlets as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Bristol Farms, have misled Californians for years about the actual quality of the olive oil on sale.
May 30, 1985 |
Question: Do you agree that adding salt to meats or eggs before cooking is a big no-no? As a young, inexperienced cook, I hadn't heard of this until a neighbor friend told me so. She said salt toughens and dries out food. Can you please discuss this matter in your column? Answer: Technically, salt draws out moisture through the process of osmosis. This is the basis for all the theories about drying and toughening properties of salt when in contact with foods.
July 8, 2000 |
I-Flow Corp.'s chief financial officer, Gayle L. Arnold, has resigned to devote more time to her family, the company said Friday. Lake Forest-based I-Flow, which makes portable infusion systems, said it retained Arnold as a consultant to work with the company until it finds a successor.