December 8, 2011 |
Most chef cookbooks fall into one of two categories. They're either faithful replications of what is served at their restaurants or they're what chefs imagine people at home might serve their families (they're not really sure because they rarely cook at home since they're, well, at work). Jean-Georges Vongerichten's "Home Cooking With Jean-Georges" is a notable exception. This is a terrific book, full of exactly the kinds of recipes I want from a master chef. There's no special equipment, no exotic ingredients, no long, elaborate preparations.
November 29, 2002 |
Getting a punt blocked, throwing an interception in the red zone and racking up nine penalties usually is a recipe for defeat. Unless the opponent is the Detroit Lions. Antowain Smith ran for 80 yards and a touchdown, and Tedy Bruschi returned an interception 27 yards for a score as the New England Patriots beat Detroit, 20-12, Thursday. "Today wasn't one of the most attractive wins of the year," said New England's Troy Brown, who caught 10 passes for 111 yards.
December 30, 1998 |
Cayce Cook made two free throws with 1.9 seconds to play and Chaminade High, after squandering a 12-point halftime lead, beat Bellflower, 53-52, Tuesday night in a semifinal of the Chaminade tournament. Chaminade (9-2), which plays San Francisco Riordan in the final tonight at 8:30, trailed, 52-51, with seven seconds to play after Eli Curtis of Bellflower made the second of two free throws.
March 4, 1993 |
Until a few years ago, the casserole was the mainstay of home cooking. Steaming hot, this communal, almost tribal dish was the most frequent centerpiece on the family table. We abandoned casseroles when "fresh and natural" became the trend and we started cooking everything as briefly as possible. But there shouldn't be any conflict between the healthy use of fresh ingredients and long, slow-cooking casseroles.
September 16, 1998 |
In the last month I have read the results of two surveys on the subject of home cooking. One survey reported that only about 40% of the population cooks at home. The second survey said only about 30% were cooking at home. One thing we know for sure is that fewer and fewer people either don't know how to cook or just don't cook. I think this is a loss greater than we realize. Home cooking is a catalyst that helps to bring people together at the table.
October 14, 1993 |
Pipatpong Israsena knows one sure way to get great Thai food in Los Angeles: He cooks it himself. Israsena, 28, makes every dish imaginable--from refined royal dishes to simple everyday foods. Like father, like son might describe his cooking style. Israsena's father, Paron, cooks constantly. He duplicates dishes he's tasted in restaurants or overseas and he never works from written recipes. The food in the Israsena home in Bangkok is so good that the family rarely eats out.