July 8, 2010
2001 Giorgio Primo Chianti Classico La Massa I know wine buffs who have been buying up cases of the 2001 Giorgio Primo Chianti Classico since they found out how cheap it has gotten. Produced by Giampaolo Motta at Fattoria La Massa in Panzano in Chianti, the 2001 Giorgio Primo is a beautiful expression of Sangiovese with notes of dark berries, leather and forest woven together. Elegant and restrained, this is a Chianti that deserves a special meal — a Kurobuta pork roast, a rack of Sonoma lamb or a massive bistecca . And the price?
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May 4, 1996 |
Today I, like every other parent, worry about my children's and grandchildren's economic future. Job security is a thing of the past. Education is becoming the pursuit only of the rich. Then I read about the $34 million auction of the estate of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and noted the prices that people paid for a well-used rocking chair, golf clubs, even costume jewelry. In the 1960s, Chicanos followed Jack Kennedy because he gave them and a nation hope.
July 18, 2007 |
HOW to choose among the seemingly endless array of tortillas available in Los Angeles? The Times tasting panel met last week to give it a try. Joining me on the panel were food editor Leslie Brenner, assistant food editor Betty Hallock, staff writer Charles Perry, test kitchen director Donna Deane and recipe tester Noelle Carter. We tasted handmade corn tortillas purchased from area markets, tortillerias and taquerias, including Los 5 Puntos on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, El Parian on West Pico Boulevard, Olvera Street's La Luz del Dia and Tonny's in Pasadena.
October 29, 2008
Total time: 40 minutes Servings: Makes about 5 quarts(20 1-cup servings) Note: Adapted from Patricia Rubalcava. Abuelita and Ibarra Mexican chocolate tablets are available at most grocery stores. Champurrado can be garnished with cinnamon sticks, if desired. 2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks 1/2 pound fresh masa (1 heaping cup), divided 4 (3.15-ounce) Mexican chocolate tablets, broken into small pieces 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk 1 (15-ounce)
December 19, 1999 |
A Salvadoran friend talks glowingly about her mother's tamales pisques--tamales filled with beans rather than meat seasoned with chile sauce. The corn for this type of tamal is not cooked with cal (hydrated lime), a substance that is used in preparing masa for other tamales. My friend's mother lives in El Salvador, but tamales pisques are available here too. The Panaderia Sabor Latino, which specializes in Central American baked goods and Salvadoran products, sells them.
December 17, 2012 |
Ever consider making your own tortillas? It's really easy: All you need is masa (you can find prepared masa at almost any Latin market, or mix up some masa flour with water and a little salt until soft and smooth), a tortilla press and a griddle or flat cooking surface. Oh, and maybe an hour or so of your time. We published an article a few years ago on the best tortillas in Los Angeles, including a tutorial on making your own . And if you're interested, on reinventing the taco at home . And yes, recipes are included (at the end of the story)