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September 20, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
There's more to Oktoberfest than sausages and suds. Stuff like couscous, rabbit tagine, and lamb mechoui , for example. Farid Zadi, chef and owner of Spanish Fly Gastropub is holding his second annual Couscousfest/Oktoberfest celebration Saturday and Sunday, featuring North African street food, Algerian cold drinks and craft beers. “The first annual Couscous Festival in Pasadena was a bit nerve-racking, since we didn't really know what to expect in terms of crowd turnout or appetite for more exotic North African dishes,” Zadi wrote in a press release.
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FOOD
August 29, 1991
I'm thrilled the paper chose to put a "vegetarian" section in last Thursday (Aug. 15). However, I was shocked to read at the bottom of your article that you suggested a dish to be served with roast lamb or veal. One doesn't need meat to complement a meal, especially since the whole article dealt with vegetarian food; but even more surprising is to suggest a meal complement that is the inhumanely treated animal--a veal calf! And coincidentally, the lamb has the second slowest tortuous death.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2008
Regarding "The Gastro Economist: Glendale, the Kebab's Home Away From Home" [March 13]: One you didn't include is Elena's Greek Armenian Cuisine on Glendale Boulevard, which serves mouth-watering lamb kebab plates under 10 bucks. An added bonus is the taped Greek and Armenian music playing in the background. David Tulanian Los Angeles
FOOD
August 27, 2008 | S. Irene Virbila
I opened a bottle of Atalayas de Golban the other night to have with a rack of lamb. The combination of Tinto Fino (the local Tempranillo) and lamb is classic and sublime. And this Ribera del Duero from Madrid wine merchant Miguel Sanchez and winemaker Bertrand Sourdais is a beauty. The grapes come from Sanchez's second property, Atalayas de Golban (his first is Dominio de Atauta -- famous and much more expensive). Atalayas comes in at a terrific price for such a graceful and irresistible Ribera del Duero.
FOOD
April 15, 2009 | S. Irene Virbila
When I tasted this wine and then looked at the price, the two didn't match up. This gorgeous and elegant red from Terra de Verema in the Vilella Baixa del Priorat region of Spain could easily cost twice the price. Instead, for about $30, you get a stunning Carinyena (Carignan) with a touch of Garnacha and Syrah. Spicy and lush, the 2006 Triumvirat is beautifully balanced, even elegant. And it's smooth as silk, almost Burgundian in style.
FOOD
October 28, 2009 | Miles Clements
The Koranic art at Mutiara Food & Market is rattling against the wall, its filigreed details shaken by the groans of a jet passing overhead. When the plane travels out of sight, Mutiara fills with a consuming quiet. The Inglewood restaurant and market is a subdued place, but its unassuming setting belies its rich and varied Burmese and Malaysian cooking. Mutiara concentrates mostly on the halal highlights of Islamic Burmese cuisine, a hearty cast of curries and kebabs more closely resembling those of India and Pakistan than Myanmar.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Freekeh -- it's the grain pronounced free-ka and in Aramaic means "the rubbed one," a reference to rubbing off the roasted husk to reveal the grain, still green because it has to be harvested when young. The rubbed one is the loved one: Described as a cousin to bulgur wheat and native to Lebanon , Jordan, Syria and Egypt, it's the latest hip superfood showing up on menus such as at Jessica Koslow's Sqirl Cafe in Silver Lake.  Koslow serves her freekeh with pickled blueberries, chanterelles and goat cheese.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2000
Robert Scheer's Feb. 8 commentary, "Why Was Lee Indicted, and Not Deutch?" reconfirmed what our organization has said all along. When Wen Ho Lee was arrested and indicted last October, the Chinese American Civil Rights Organization cautioned the government that Lee should be treated on the principle of equality and that the government must thoroughly investigate and prosecute with equal diligence anyone found to have committed similar crimes as Lee...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1992
I'm a veteran of World War II, and I want to comment on your article. Lamb's article is well written in the scope he chose, but I believe his scope is too narrow. In order to understand what propelled us into Vietnam to fight a war we need to go back as far as the end of World War II. Following World War II there was a feeling in our country and other countries we considered friends that communism had advanced to a threatening position. It is not my intent here to recite the story in detail.
FOOD
May 12, 2011 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
  What a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Mountford estate. Elegant and smooth, this New World Pinot carries the taste of Santa Rosa plums and sweet Asian spices. The scent jumps right out of the glass — sandalwood, and something leafy and delicate. In this weather, chill it just a bit and serve with roast chicken, sweetbreads or roast leg of lamb. Region: Waipara Valley, New Zealand Price: $29 to $35 Style: Rich and full-bodied What it goes with: Roast chicken or leg of lamb Where to find it: Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818)
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