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August 13, 2008
  Total time: 4 hours, 10 minutes, plus 24 hours marinating time for the lamb Servings: Makes 12 ( 1/4 cup) servings Note: From Octavio Becerra of Palate Food and Wine. Lamb neck, shoulder, shank and fat are available at Huntington Meats, Marconda's Meats and Owen's Market in Los Angeles. Check with your local butcher. Duck fat is available at Whole Foods stores, Surfas in Culver City and other specialty food markets. Becerra packs rillettes in 3-ounce Mason jars, and serves them with croutons and pickles.
February 19, 2014 | By Jared S. Hopkins and John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - Just about every speedskater at the Olympics has been asked about the United States' stunning inability to win a medal. Questions typically touch upon the controversial race suits the skaters swapped mid-competition. But U.S. speedskater Maria Lamb didn't race until the women's 5,000 on Wednesday, the last individual competition. She finished 16th. "I know we're all capable of so much more than these Games have shown," the three-time Olympian said. "To have to watch [my teammates]
October 20, 2012
Curried lamb hand pies Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes, plus chilling time for the filling and pies Servings: 12 Note: The lamb can be replaced with lean ground beef if preferred. 4 tablespoons oil, divided 1 onion, cut into ¼-inch dice 4 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 1 pound ground lamb 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 large boiling potato, cut into ¼-inch dice (peeled or unpeeled)
February 13, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Hard to believe, but the 2005 is the latest release of the LAN Gran Reserva. Rioja works on a different time scale than the rest of the wine world, releasing its reds only when they're ready to drink. The 2005, mostly Tempranillo with just 10% each Mazuelo and Garnacha, still tastes youthful. Such a pretty wine with notes of cherry, spice and earth - and a pleasant rasp of tannin. Perfect for a plate of jamón ibérico and chorizo. Region: Rioja, Spain Price: About $20 Style: Supple and balanced What it goes with: Prosciutto or serrano ham, beans with chorizo, baby lamb chops Where to find it: BestWinesOnline, (888)
April 16, 2008
Total time: 2 hours, 35 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from a recipe by Todd Aarons. Have your butcher either net the roast or tie it to keep it together. Kosher vegetable broth is available at kosher markets, Whole Foods stores and the ethnic foods section of select supermarkets. The roast can be served with a mint gremolata (equal parts minced garlic, mint and lemon zest) or quick-sautéed chard and beet greens. Pomegranate molasses is available at well-stocked supermarkets and gourmet stores.
June 25, 2008
Total time: 45 minutes plus marinating time Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This marinade is loosely based on a recipe by Julie Sahni. 1 cup yogurt 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, grated 1 serrano chile, sliced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 (4- to 5-pound) boneless lamb leg 1. Stir together the yogurt and vinegar. Add the garlic, squeezed through a press or smashed, then minced with a chef's knife.
March 5, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Randy Blythe, frontman for the Virginia heavy metal band Lamb of God, has been acquitted of manslaughter in the death of a 19-hear-old fan at a 2010 Prague concert. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners A Prague municipal court acquitted Blythe, who was charged in December  with causing bodily harm to another person with lethal consequences. Blythe was accused of pushing the young man from the stage during the concert; the fan later died of head injuries. Blythe, 42, had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which could have resulted in a five-year prison sentence if he'd been convicted.
January 13, 2010
  Curried lamb pasties with spicy sweet potato and tamarind Total time: About 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time for the filling Servings: Makes 6 hand pies. Note: Harissa can generally be found at gourmet and cooking supply stores, as well as select well-stocked supermarkets. Tamarind paste is available at Asian, Indian and Latin markets, and is generally available at cooking and gourmet supply stores. 2 tablespoons butter 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 pound lamb shoulder chops (or 3/4 pound lamb stew meat)
May 3, 2013 | By Don Lee
BEIJING -- Feasting on strips of mutton dropped in a simmering pot is a popular dining pastime in China, but what if the meat served is actually made of rat? That may be on the minds of diners after the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China. Authorities said that traders bought rat, fox, mink and other uninspected meats -- and after adding red coloring and other chemicals -- sold them as lamb rolls for markets in Shanghai and neighboring Jiangsu province. Police arrested 63 suspects and seized 10 tons of meats and additives, but not before the operation had sold about $1.6 million worth of fake meat over the last four years.
April 21, 2011
  Leg of lamb stuffed with greens, feta and pine nuts Total time: 3 hours, plus resting time Servings: Serves 6 to 8 Note: The lamb can be prepared through step 4 (stuffed and tied) the day before; refrigerate it in a tightly sealed plastic bag; remove the lamb from the refrigerator so it can come to room temperature before roasting. This recipe uses butcher's twine. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print.
January 17, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
LA RIOJA, Spain  - "I'll only be a minute," says Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga as he heads off to a whitewashed building next to a vineyard. I walk along the vineyard, taking in the idyllic view of Tempranillo vines stretching across the Ebro river valley, framed by the Sierra Cantabria and Demanda mountain ranges in Spain. Just days before the harvest in October, blue skies, big vistas and bees, dive-bombing wildflowers between the vines. Smelling smoke, I turn to see that Muga, U.S. marketing director for his family's estate, has rolled out a grill and set grapevine cuttings alight.
October 17, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith and heads to Sin City to experience the corrupting power of real life. The not-so-wild ride is essentially sappy, however much of Cody's self-consciously barbed dialogue its characters are forced to utter. As the symbolically named Lamb, Julianne Hough is sweetly intent on a firsthand encounter with "your basic abominations.
October 14, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Mysterious British street artist Banksy, infiltrating New York with "Better Out Than In," on Friday introduced "Sirens of the Lambs. " It's art in motion. A slaughterhouse delivery truck is filled with plush animal toys, squeaking through the slatted boards of the truck.  This display on wheels will be "touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks," according to the Banksy website . The "Sirens" video was pushing toward 3-million views on YouTube as of Monday morning.
August 16, 2013 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Silky stuffed eggplant is a wonderfully satisfying dish for casual late summer and early fall entertaining. It can be made in advance and reheated just before serving. 3 (about 1 pound each) round dark purple eggplants 2 medium onions 1/4cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 ( 1/2-pound) lamb shoulder chops, or 3/4 pound lamb stew meat 3 1/3cups crushed tomatoes 1/4cup toasted pine nuts 1/2cup chopped parsley 1 ounce Pecorino Romano cheese, grated 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
June 22, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila / Los Angeles Times
The stunning Côtes du Rhône "Petit Ours Brun" (little brown bear) tastes like a youthful Cornas. The grapes come from a parcel that winemaker Matthieu Barret calls "no man's land"; it lies just between the official boundaries of Cornas and St. Joseph. The wine is 100% Syrah from 40-year-old, low-yielding vines. Oh, and it's also certified biodynamic. The taste is cool fruit, earth, bruised blackberries and that indefinable wild quality that makes Syrah from this part of the Rhone pure magic.
May 20, 2013
Active work and total preparation time: 20 minutes 1 pound lean ground lamb 1 recipe Sephardic charoset Salt Freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon oil * Combine lamb, charoset and salt and pepper to taste in large bowl. Knead into ball, divide into 8 pieces and shape into patties. * Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat, and fry patties until crisp and brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. 8 servings. Each serving: 237 calories; 64 mg sodium; 30 mg cholesterol; 15 grams fat; 18 grams carbohydrates; 9 grams protein; 0.97 gram fiber.
May 12, 2013 | By Miles Corwin
The first time my mother made leg of lamb, she never connected the two events. The second time, she thought it was a coincidence. The third time, she knew it was a curse. Every time she prepared leg of lamb, my father was laid off a few days later. The first time it was for a few weeks; the second time for a few months; the third time for more than a year. My father had a union job at a film-processing lab, and layoffs - and eventual rehirings - were common during the 1960s. He was laid off a few more times, but never after eating leg of lamb.
May 6, 2013 | By Shan Li
First it was tainted baby food and toys with lead paint. Now China is dealing with a meat scandal that involves passing rat meat off as lamb. The Ministry of Public Safety announced recently that police have arrested hundreds of people involved in a scheme to sell a mixture of rat, mink and fox meat -- combined with red food coloring -- under the label "lamb. " More than 900 people and 200,000 tons of illegal meat were captured, according to state news agency Xinhua. The ministry said police had discovered nearly 400 cases involving meat violations.
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