October 28, 2009 |
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.
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May 22, 2008 |
Willis e. lamb jr., whose elegant demonstration of a small energy difference between two excited states of the hydrogen atom laid the foundation for the application of quantum theory to electromagnetism, producing the modern field of quantum electrodynamics, has died. He was 94. Lamb, who was awarded the 1955 Nobel Prize in physics for his work, died May 15 of a gallstone disorder at University Medical Center in Tucson. "He was a real giant in the field," said James C. Wyant, dean of the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, where Lamb spent the last years of his career.
July 1, 2010 |
The fatit hummus at Olive Tree is a dish of geological depth, a dip of distinct strata. Slicked across its top is a layer of yogurt puddled with olive oil and dusted with cumin and paprika. Pine nuts dot the surface like pale pebbles. Embedded in the warm hummus below are fragments of crunchy pita. It's an elaborate rendition of the Middle Eastern meze , but not an untraditional one. At Olive Tree, the fatit hummus is both staple and symbol, representative of a certain kind of detailed and familial Levantine cooking lost among the monotony of low-cost shwarma shacks.
April 9, 1987 |
The coming holiday of Easter is a time when a cook needs a good butcher's advice. In these days of packaged meat and automated sales help, it is harder to find a butcher willing to dispense wisdom about cuts of meat in a supermarket. My advice is to buy a good book on the subject. And learn, once and for all, whether the cut of lamb in the display case is a saddle, chuck or bracelet. More important, what is the difference in price and cooking time?
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.
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
August 27, 2008 |
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.
April 4, 1986 |
It is a rule of thumb in Los Angeles that any restaurant you want to go to is 20 minutes from where you are now. Tack on another 5 or 10 minutes and you could find yourself at the southern end of the Harbor Freeway in the '50s time warp of San Pedro, a small Midwestern town that has somehow found itself next to a harbor full of huge freighters. Down what looks like Main Street on your right is Papadakis Taverna.
March 31, 2011 |
Among food-obsessed Angelenos, shawarma isn't as much a point of contention as, say, ramen or carne asada . At too many of the city's Levantine restaurants, flaccid, flavorless strands of meat pass as properly shaved shawarma almost without protest. But there are few pleasures as hypnotic as flame-licked shawarma . Behold the spit stacked with lamb or beef or chicken spinning in slow, mesmerizing circles, flecks of caramelized fat basting the meat below. In deft hands, even the bluntest knife will shear the meat as if carving clay.