June 5, 2013
Total time: 30 minutes, plus 2 hours standing and 8 hours chilling Servings: 18 dinner rolls 2 ( 1/4-ounce) envelopes active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 cups flour, plus up to 1 cup more Olive oil, for greasing bowl 2 tablespoons melted butter 1. Sprinkle the yeast over the water in a large mixing bowl and stir to dissolve.
May 24, 2013 |
Looking to take advantage of the warm summer weather for dinner tonight? Or this weekend? Then get grilling! From burgers to mahi-mahi to summer vegetables, we've got a bunch of recipe ideas to help you out. And speaking of burgers, have you thought about entering our Battle of the Burgers ? You can submit your recipes starting at noon Friday. Looking to do a little outdoor cooking tonight, or sometime this weekend? Have we got a burger for you, courtesy of Nancy Silverton herself.
May 17, 2013 |
Here's what to do when you win big in Vegas: reserve the new Krug Chef's Table at Michelin two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace. For two to six guests, the multiple-starred French chef will create a menu of up to 13 courses paired with Krug Grande Cuvée and Krug Rosé. Guests watch their meal being prepared in the kitchen via a live video feed and "enjoy the company of" Olivier Krug and Guy Savoy via an iPad application. The surroundings are certainly first class.
May 14, 2013 |
Although the event that MAC Cosmetics and Vogue magazine organized for Prabal Gurung at the Chateau Marmont on Monday night was billed as an "intimate cocktail party and dinner," it felt more like a patio-overflowing Hollywood awards show/CFDA master class mash-up. Spotted among the attendees were several "Star Trek Into Darkness" cast members beamed down ahead of Tuesday's premiere -- Zachary Quinto, Alice Eve and Zoe Saldana -- with Uhura taking the place of honor to Gurung's right at dinner.
May 4, 2013 |
There isn't much David Goldberg, 44, hasn't already done. At 26 he sold his first start-up, Launch Media, for $12 million to Yahoo. Goldberg then served as general manager of Yahoo Music, and later left to work at Benchmark Capital as entrepreneur in residence. In 1999 he acquired a fledgling online survey company called SurveyMonkey and grew it into a billion-dollar business. He also happens to be married to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, whom Forbes declared to be one of the most powerful women in the world.
May 4, 2013 |
Six men and two women sit down to a simple dinner around a rectangular table in a glassed-in upstairs room at Osteria la Buca. It's 7:30 on a Tuesday night in spring, and the sun is just barely sinking into the city haze, leaving Melrose Avenue awash in dirty pink and gold light. The guests - all strangers - have arrived to take part in a new dinner series called the Salon at Osteria la Buca. They have been picked by the restaurant to participate based upon recommendations from previous guests and RSVP letters they composed outlining their professional accomplishments and personal philosophies.
May 3, 2013 |
Rats disguised as mutton? Out of China comes a story of crimes against meat and man. And be warned: It will make you lose your appetite. Chinese authorities say uninspected meats, including fox, mink and rat, were disguised as beef and mutton with the addition of food coloring and chemicals and sold at markets in Shanghai and Jiangsu province. More than 900 people have been arrested in a three-month national meat-crimes sting. The Los Angeles Times' Don Lee reports 1,721 factories have been closed and authorities have seized 20,000 tons of fake, diseased or otherwise adulterated meat . Nonvegetarian diners in China are running out of choices of meats.
May 2, 2013 |
Are Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult dating again? Well, pictures from one night out are hardly enough to judge by, but we do know the former couple had dinner together Monday night in L.A. (Hopefully Jack Nicholson wasn't too broken up about it.) "It looked like a date," an eyewitness to the outing at the Little Door restaurant told People, noting that they weren't openly affectionate. Lawrence, 22, and Hoult, 23, tried to avoid photographers by leaving the Little Door through the back door after spending a couple of hours together, but didn't succeed.
May 2, 2013 |
Watching "André Gregory: Before and After Dinner" often feels like visiting with an elegant, genial, slightly mystifying old friend. Too bad Cindy Kleine, the documentary's producer-director-narrator - and Gregory's wife - didn't better organize this rangy survey of the eclectic actor, theater director, artist and raconteur. While the title references Louis Malle's 1981 classic "My Dinner With André," which Gregory, now 78, co-wrote and starred in with collaborator and pal Wallace Shawn, Kleine spends little time on Gregory's signature screen role.
May 1, 2013 |
Nothing encourages home cooking quite like an episode of "Hell's Kitchen. " When the chefs aren't sweating -- literally -- over your food, they're poking at it with their fingers … or dropping a hair in it. GROSS! PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Whose hair ended up on a diner's plate, wedged between a hamburger slider and its bun? Not exactly sure. But Mary's a good bet, as she was the one making the sliders. I know hair nets are not a good look for TV, but diners would probably welcome them.