January 14, 2001 |
In 1950, Norma Laine's aunt bought her a copy of Gourmet magazine. Not long after that, Laine, co-owner of Cha Cha Cha Encino, says, "I remember my parents coming to dinner, and I made a cheesecake [recipe] out of that magazine--the original New York cheesecake. It was a big hit." Inspired by that success, Laine subscribed. By the late 1950s, "I decided I'd like to have all of them [Gourmet magazines] from the very beginning, January 1941."
September 23, 1998 |
Cookbook lovers have a wealth of bookstores that cater to their every interest. Wine buffs aren't quite that lucky. It's rare to find a bookstore that stocks a comprehensive selection of wine books for someone seriously interested in wine. That's why Kellgren's Wine Book Catalog is so welcome. A short browse turns up a number of books I'd like to have in my own library. For sheer good writing on wine: "Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson" by James M.
August 12, 2009
Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 8 biscuits. Note: Adapted from Gourmet magazine, June 1993 2 cups flour, plus extra for kneading 2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening 3/4 cup buttermilk Milk for brushing the biscuits 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and blend in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles meal.
February 24, 2013 |
High-energy Amy Finley gave a fast-paced cooking demonstration Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show . (She returns at 11 a.m. Sunday (today) for a second demo.) Finley, a classically trained cook and the author of "How to Eat a Small Country," prepared lapin a la moutarde , or rabbit with mustard, a traditional Burgundian dish. She's an advocate for getting people to eat more rabbit but admitted that it's tricky thinking of a "fluffy bunny and what you're having for dinner.
June 2, 1999
1. "How To Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia with more than 1,500 recipes. Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 36 2. "Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook" by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods. Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 8 3. "A Spoonful of Ginger" by Nina Simonds (Alfred Knopf, $30). Healing recipes from China. Last Week: Weeks on List: 5 4.