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NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
"Hell's Kitchen" and Chef Gordon Ramsay must have some pretty big secrets to hide -- and Barret knows all about them. That's the only explanation, right? For why Barret gets to stay another week while Amanda, the tuna destroyer, goes home? No one is defending Amanda, mind you. She definitely botched the extra-special dinner service for a smiley 15-year-old's quinceanera -- and then blamed Nedra for many of her culinary woes. But Barret is like a cat with nine lives, and everyone knows that cats don't belong in the kitchen!
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BUSINESS
February 27, 1993 | Associated Press
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.
FOOD
March 24, 1999 | CHARLES PERRY
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).
NEWS
August 15, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Cancel your evening plans and cue the dramatic music. It's Shark Week , and Discovery Channel is running its 25th annual marathon of everything we love to fear about getting in the open water. Celebrate Shark week with 16 snack and appetizer recipe ideas from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen! Even shuddering and cringing in front of the screen can work up an appetite, so we've compiled no less than 16 of our favorite snacks and appetizers for your Shark Week pleasure. From caramel popcorn to super-size wings and everything in between (guacamole, cookies, bacon-wrapped pork belly bites -- even fish!
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
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.
FOOD
November 16, 1989 | ROSE DOSTI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DEAR SOS: Do you happen to have a recipe for Jerk Chicken that you'd find in Jamaican restaurants? Love to have it. --CLAIRE DEAR CLAIRE: Super idea for Thanksgiving turkey too. Meanwhile, here is the recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken taken from the Summer 1989 issue of a new quarterly ($10.95 for four issues) called "The Whole Chile Pepper," which one can subscribe to by writing to Whole Chile Pepper, Out West Publishing, P.O. Box 4278, Albuquerque, N. M. 87196.
FOOD
August 4, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: There are plenty of good reasons why President andMrs. Obama chose to return to Sweet Life Café in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard this summer. In my opinion, the best reason would be to delight in a bowl of white gazpacho with steamed clams, grapes, almonds and smoked paprika oil. I have never had anything like it, but it is an experience I would love to re-create at home. Can you pry the recipe from them? Thanks. Lynne Lipcon Wayland, Mass. Dear Lynne: Puréed cucumbers and grapes form the base of this wonderfully fresh, bright soup, with yogurt and sour cream adding tangy richness, fresh lemon, a nice touch of garlic, sherry vinegar and a dash of hot sauce rounding out the harmony.
NATIONAL
June 30, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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