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September 22, 2011
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: The best way to make this dessert is with a mandoline or a very sharp knife, in order to slice the fruit as thinly as possible. It can be served on individual serving plates or from one large central plate. Use the fruit options given below for the carpaccio, or substitute with fruit that can be sliced thinly without falling apart, or any fruit that will make a lovely, colorful, contrasted plate. 2 ripe but firm peaches, cut into paper-thin slices 4 fresh figs, cut in quarters 1/2 pineapple, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 mango, cut into paper-thin slices 1 ripe but firm kiwi, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 carambola (Chinese star fruit)
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FOOD
April 6, 2013
  20 minutes. Serves 4 to 6 2 blood oranges 1 (1-pound) bunch dandelion greens, trimmed and torn 1 cup toasted pecan halves 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2/3 cup raisins 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fruity olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled 1. Supreme the oranges: Slice off the top and bottom of the whole fruit, then cut off the rest of...
FOOD
May 5, 2012
  Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 8 Note: If you'd like to add any flavorings to your scones, it's best to add the flavorings after cutting in the butter and before stirring in the liquid. 3 cups (12¾ ounces) flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup cold buttermilk, milk or cream 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 teaspoons turbinado or coarse decorating sugar 1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
FOOD
September 22, 2011
Total time: 25 minutes, plus resting time for the batter Servings: Makes about three (9- to 10-inch) pancakes, 6 to 8 servings Note: Adapted from David Lebovitz's "The Sweet Life in Paris. " Chickpea (or garbanzo) flour is available at well-stocked markets as well as gourmet and cooking stores. 1 cup (4.6 ounces) chickpea flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus extra for serving 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, more as needed Freshly ground black pepper, for serving 1. In a blender, combine the flour, water, salt, cumin and 1½ tablespoons oil until smooth.
FOOD
November 4, 2010
  Frozen chocolate zabaglione Total time: About 25 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 8 1 pint heavy cream 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, broken into small pieces 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Port 1. In a medium saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat just until it begins to bubble around the edges, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in the chocolate, and continue whisking until the chocolate is melted and incorporated with the cream to form a ganache (gently heat the cream a little more, if necessary, until the chocolate melts and mixes completely)
FOOD
August 8, 2007
Total time: About 25 minutes Servings: Makes 2 sandwiches Note: Raisin brioche is available from La Brea Bakery; you can substitute any good-quality raisin bread. Bleu des Basques cheese is available from Nicole's Gourmet Foods in South Pasadena, the Cheese Store of Silverlake and the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. 4 slices raisin brioche 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted 4 ounces firm but mild blue cheese, such as bleu des Basques, crumbled 1 pear, slightly under-ripe, cored and thinly sliced Chestnut honey for drizzling, optional 1. Heat a cast-iron pan or griddle over low heat.
NEWS
February 8, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new contestant in the who-can-top-this outrageous new fast food item: the bacon milkshake from Jack in the Box. The bacon shake is made with no actual bacon, just real vanilla ice cream, bacon-flavored syrup, whipped topping and a maraschino cherry, according to the website. We were thinking this had to be the most trayf food known to mankind before we saw the ingredient list. We'll get to the nutritional info in a minute. The item is proving to be somewhat polarizing, with some people loving the product (or the idea of it, at least)
FOOD
April 16, 2014
Total time: about 10 minutes Servings: 2 sandwiches Note: Although a classic croque-monsieur is served with a sauce Mornay, this is a simpler version, with snipped fresh chives for garnish. This recipe assumes the use of an electric panini press. 4 slices white sourdough bread 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated or very thinly sliced 4 ounces Black Forest ham, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chives, snipped with a pair of scissors 1. Turn on the panini grill.
FOOD
September 23, 2010
  Chocolate gelato Total time: 40 minutes plus cooling time and about 1 1/2 hours freezing time Servings: 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato) 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons skim milk powder 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 3 1/2 ounces chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa 1 1/2 pounds ice 1 pound rock salt 1. Prepare the chocolate base: In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, honey, milk powder and cocoa powder.
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June 9, 2012
  Servings: 1 Total time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time for the ice cream Note: Adapted from Giovanni Martinez of Sadie LA. Sanbitter soda is available at select gourmet and Italian markets such as Guidi Marcello in Santa Monica and at Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park. Peychaud's bitters ice cream 1 1/2 cups of whole milk 1 1/4 cups sugar sugar 3 cups heavy cream 8 1/2 ounces Peychaud's bitters In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, cream and bitters.
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