July 5, 2013 |
National Fried Chicken Day is Saturday. So why are we telling you about it today? Because fried chicken doesn't just happen , people! You need to plan for it. And we're trying to do you a solid and give you a head start. We scoured the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen archives for fried chicken recipes, and boy did we come up with some winners. We've got buttermilk fried chicken, pan-fried chicken and crispy fried chicken , all recipes that put a little twist on the classic. If you love crunch, we've also got a recipe for cornmeal-dusted fried chicken . PHOTOS: 5 ways with fried chicken And for something a little bit different, we've got Korean fried chicken, or Yangenyeom dak : Chunks of boneless chicken are coated in cornstarch -- it adds to the crunch -- and then twice fried before being tossed in a tangy-sweet sauce that includes Korean chile paste. If you try any of these recipes, note that several require some salting time, and buttermilk-soaking time.
July 1, 2013 |
IndyCar's Tony Kanaan has his sights set on more than Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway this Sunday. There's also $1 million hanging in the balance. If an IndyCar driver wins this year's Indianapolis 500, the race at Pocono and the season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Oct. 19, the driver earns a $1-million "triple crown" bonus. Kanaan won this year's Indianapolis 500 in May. But Kanaan will have his work cut out in the Pocono IndyCar 400. He's never raced on the triangular, 2.5-mile Pocono track in eastern Pennsylvania.
June 29, 2013 |
An athlete crumples to the ground untouched, yelling in pain and grabbing her knee. It's a scene that plays out daily on soccer fields, basketball courts and volleyball courts. In 2011, Maddie Tantillo, a 29-year-old semi-pro soccer player for the San Diego Sea Lions, was making a move she'd made countless times before -- planting with her left leg before running right -- when her left knee buckled. "Everyone said I'd be fine," but an MRI showed otherwise. "I had torn my ACL. " The ACL -- the anterior cruciate ligament that connects the kneecap to the tibia -- tears remarkably easily.
June 26, 2013 |
Researchers have unraveled the genetic code of a wild horse that loped across the frozen Yukon about 700,000 years ago, making it the oldest creature by far to reveal its DNA to modern science. Until recently, experts believed it was impossible to recover useful amounts of DNA from fossils that old. The previous record holder for oldest genome belonged to a polar bear that lived more than 110,000 years ago. The horse sequence, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, amounts to a dramatic increase in how far back scientists can peer into the biochemical history of advanced life.
June 22, 2013 |
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.
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June 13, 2013 |
A Baldwin Park toddler who was allegedly killed by his father suffered a broken leg last year in an incident that was investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, authorities said Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Children and Family Services Department responded about a year ago to the home where 21-month-old Joshua Vasquez lived with his family in the 3700 block of Downing Avenue, according to the Sheriff's Department. That investigation is now being conducted by homicide detectives who are handling the case involving the boy's death on Wednesday, authorities said in a statement.
June 8, 2013 |
If you want to tap into the heart rate revving, muscle-building power of kettle bell workouts, the single-arm kettle bell swing is the best place to start. Demonstrated here by David Schenk, co-founder of Cross Train L.A. in Hollywood, it's a great low-impact way to burn fat and work multiple muscle groups at once. What it does The swing develops your hamstrings, glutes and quadriceps, as well as your back and arms. What to do From a standing position with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, pick up your kettle bell with one hand from the floor, grasping it with your knuckles pointing forward.
June 1, 2013 |
Some day it will end. The odds demand it. Not Saturday, though. On Saturday afternoon it was just more of the same familiar, lousy script. Carl Crawford injured his right leg running out a double in the third inning in Denver, grabbing the lower back portion above the knee. It had all the makings of a hamstring injury, one with which the Dodgers have become painfully familiar. Currently on the disabled list with hamstring injuries are shortstop Hanley Ramirez and center-fielder Matt Kemp . [Updated, 3:10 p.m.: Looks like good news for Crawford.
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May 31, 2013 |
Michael Jackson lost $26 million on the first leg of the HIStory tour in the mid-1990s and was in debt for sound, lighting and other expenses, according to testimony Friday in the wrongful death suit his family has filed. Paul Gongaware, now co-CEO of AEG Live/Live Nation, testified he was brought as tour executive for the 40 concerts that made up the second leg of the world tour. “I had to go in and cut a lot of expenses," Gongaware said. "There was so much excess. " FULL COVERAGE: AEG wrongful death trial Gongaware said HIStory, at the time considered one of the most ambitious tours ever, eventually broke even.
May 30, 2013 |
This season of "MasterChef" is only three hours old, and we've already got a rivalry: Krissi vs. "I'm Awesome!" Natasha. Actually, we have a few rivalries brewing, because Krissi has it in for some other competitors, too. Not unexpected given her big, bold personality. But both competitors need to remember something. This is TV, folks. And if you are trying to use this as a stepping stone to stardom, it's generally a good idea to make the audience like you. Instead of root against you. Not always.