February 27, 1993 |
If jalapeno peppers and hot sauce leave you cold, researchers have something that will set your taste buds on fire and make them beg for mercy. They have developed a new cayenne pepper "more than 20 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper" and two to three times hotter than peppers used in hot sauce, said Philip D. Dukes, a plant pathologist with the Agricultural Research Service.
March 24, 1999 |
Mo Hotta Mo Betta, the hot sauce mail-order outfit, kept getting complaints from habanero-guzzling parents whose children wanted to eat hot sauce like Mom and Dad but whose palates were too tender. The company tested dozens of sauces on 100 children aged 4 to 16 and came up with four that were widely liked, ranging from Cool Baby (a slightly spicy ketchup) through Wild Child (a barbecue sauce) and Crazy Kid (chipotle-based) to Screaming Teen (a jalapeno sauce).
December 1, 2012 |
Dear SOS: We ate at Bar/Kitchen on Flower Street in L.A. after a theater matinee. Plenty of great dishes, but the shrimp and grits was amazing - shrimp laid on top of grits that must have been flavored with a shrimp stock and speckled with the addition of crispy bits of chorizo sausage. If L.A. were not such a long drive, I would be going there to eat this dish often. Could you please ask them for the recipe? Janet Wingert Dana Point Dear Janet: It doesn't get much simpler than shrimp and grits, but Bar / Kitchen at the O Hotel takes this classic comfort food to new heights, with large Mexican shrimp cooked in a rich creamy sauce spiced with minced Spanish Bilbao chorizo and a helping of Sriracha hot sauce.
August 6, 1998 |
Not one but 25 of the Valley's best chilies are served at Chili My Soul in Encino. You scoff at the idea of 25 chilies, I can tell. But each recipe was separately developed and is spiced differently, just as every curry would have its own spice mixture in the hands of an accomplished Indian cook. Chef-owner Randy Hoffman is passionate about chili--and talking about it; don't get him started unless you're really interested.
February 10, 2012 |
Say goodbye to the drinker's golden rule, "Beer before liquor, never been sicker. " A new style of mixing the two favored forms of alcohol is emerging with frothy force in L.A.'s increasingly sensual drinkscape: the beer cocktail. Novel mixtures of beer, gin, vodka, whiskey, juices, infusions and herbs, beer cocktails are pouring two of the city's most hedonistic obsessions — craft beer and mixology — into a single glass, one that showcases the properties of fine beer rather than shunting it to the side as just another ingredient.
December 15, 2012 |
Isaiah Berlin, in his famous essay, once divided thinkers into two groups: hedgehogs, who know one big thing, and foxes, who know many things. Proust and Shakespeare. Separating writers into one camp or another has long been a sport of undergraduate humanities majors when the 2 a.m. pot of coffee starts to kick in. The food world has always had a weakness for people who know one small thing - specialists. One of the pleasures of travel is being able to stop by the Singapore hawker stall whose family has been selling the same kind of noodles for three generations, the Umbrian stand that sells only porchetta , the South Korean alley where nothing but boiled pig's feet are sold.
June 30, 2002 |
Archeologists digging at the site of a black-owned saloon in a historic Old West mining town have unearthed a 130-year-old bottle of hot sauce. The oldest style of Tabasco bottle known to exist was reconstructed from 21 shards excavated from beneath the site of the Boston Saloon of Virginia City, Nev., about 20 miles southeast of Reno.