July 20, 2013
25 minutes. 24 pieces 12 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons minced shallots, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons finely diced cornichons, plus more for garnish 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon, plus more for garnish 1. Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks to a medium work bowl, arranging the egg whites cut-side up on a plate. 2. Use a fork to mash the yolks as smooth as possible, then add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, 2 teaspoons shallots, 2 tablespoons cornichons and 1 tablespoon tarragon, and beat together until smooth.
July 20, 2013 |
How many ways can you stuff an egg? It seems like today's chefs are determined to find yet one more way. Here are a few favorites from L.A. area restaurants: Clementine: Radishes and chives. Freddy Small's: "Buffalo deviled eggs" - blue cheese and hot sauce, garnished with crisp chicken skin and micro-celery. Haven Gastropub: Smoked salt, bacon, pickles and chives. Jar: Homemade aioli, mustard, Tabasco and topped with crab, chives and Spanish paprika Josie: Crispy bacon, pickled beets and scallions.
July 20, 2013 |
You always know where to find me at a picnic or potluck: I'll be that guy standing by the deviled eggs, probably with my elbows out, the better to fend off all competitors. Sorry, I know it's rude, but these little things are so delicious. And until recently, they were one of those foods that were only served by the homiest of home cooks. To be honest, I can't remember the last time I made them myself. All that changed a few weeks ago when I had dinner at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey.
July 13, 2013 |
In the United States, there is a competitive market in human eggs provided for reproductive purposes. An "extraordinary" egg donor can earn as much as $50,000 when she offers her eggs to an infertile couple. In California, however, that same "extraordinary" individual would receive nothing, aside from payment for her direct expenses, if she provided those same eggs for research purposes. That could change soon. A bill co-sponsored by four female Democratic legislators would allow women to sell their eggs for research, just as men can sell their sperm.
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July 11, 2013 |
On a recent visit to Death Valley National Park, as tourists kept watchful eyes on dueling thermometers and temperatures soared near-record highs , Roxanne Melchiori and her family admired the breathtaking badlands. Then, she said, her 12-year-old daughter sniffed and made a face. It smelled like rotten eggs. They looked down at their feet and spotted the culprit: an egg cracked open and left sitting on a rock, ostensibly by someone who thought it might just be hot enough to fry one. It looked more “crystallized” than cooked, said Melchiori, an accountant from Rhode Island.
July 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The cluck may be running out on California's egg law. The House on Thursday approved a bill that would prevent California from requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under standards ensuring that hens can spread their wings. The measure is included in a Repulican-drafted farm bill that passed on a largely party-line vote of 216-208 after heated debate. It now goes to House-Senate negotiators who will work to reconcile differences between their bills.
July 10, 2013 |
The changes just keep on rolling along with the revival of downtown's landmark Grand Central Market . Next up? Egg Slut , the popular food truck, will be opening its first bricks-and-mortar store in August or September. Last week, the new Horse Thief BBQ opened, the latest in a recent hot streak that has included G&B Coffee , Valerie GCM and Sticky Rice . The menu will be just what you've come to expect from Egg Slut - eggs in a multitude of guises, served at all meals.
July 5, 2013 |
It's not surprising hotels are unleashing special perks and menus aimed at dog owners. Pet owners are an attractive demographic, last year spending more than $50 billion on their four-legged friends, a 73% increase in the last decade, according to Dillon Media, a marketing strategy firm. The biggest spenders were people who don't have kids at home - the kind of traveler who can stay longer and spend more. Although dog menus are still a rarity in U.S. hotels, they're a growing trend.
June 22, 2013 |
In my first post outlining my 100-mile diet, I mentioned a $35 local chicken and a comment war broke out over whether the price was justifiable. Though I think sustainable food is priceless, searching for a more reasonably priced bird, I called up Kendor Farm in Van Nuys and Lily's Eggs in Fillmore, two farms a poster named rezpeni1 suggested in a comment . Kendor Farm was founded by Ken Arno and Doreen Radogna. Arno previously worked at a smog check station and gardened as stress relief after dealing with frustrated car owners all day. As his garden grew, he bought some chickens to fertilize the soil.