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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]
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
August 3, 2012 | By August Brown
For the last five weeks, Lamb of God's singer Randy Blythe has been detained in Prague, Czech Republic, on manslaughter charges stemming from a 2010 incident where he allegedly threw a charging fan offstage while performing. According to a statement from band representatives, he's now been released on bail, and will return to the U.S.  The official charges of  "bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of a fan" could carry a maximum prison term of 10 years. Blythe's detainment meant the band had to cancel a planned tour with the cartoon-metal ensemble Dethklok.
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)
December 4, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
The saga of Lamb of God's Randy Blythe continues with the frontman being indicted on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan at a 2010 concert. The frontman of the Virginia-based metal band spent five weeks incarcerated in a Czech prison earlier this year , accused of pushing a fan offstage during a performance. That fan died from a head injury, and Blythe was facing a potential 10-year sentence. The singer has denied the charges, but pledged to return to the country if called to trial.
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.
June 28, 2006
  Grilled butterflied leg of lamb with olive-fennel tapenade Total time: 55 minutes, plus 2 hours marinating time Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Use wine cask chips for this, or oak or cherry. Prepare the tapenade while the meat is marinating. Grilled leg of lamb 1 (2 1/2-pound) butterflied leg of lamb 3 to 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup red wine 1. If the lamb has been tied into a roll, untie it and lay it flat, skin-side down.
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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