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May 8, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott
She's pursuing a doctorate in business -- GPA: 3.97. On the court, she and her Sparks teammates have won back-to-back WNBA championships. Their goal is a three-peat. The team is prepped to follow in the footsteps of its Los Angeles counterpart, the Lakers. First the food Friday nights, it's time to relax, have a meal, maybe catch a movie. Now let's start with my all-time favorite restaurant. That would be Lawry's -- the prime rib, corn, the potatoes -- now that's great.
When we were in college, one of us used to eat on $5 a week, which went for vatfuls of frozen orange juice and enough onions and bacon to fry with our rice at every meal. We are quite aware of meat loaf for a crowd, and how to stretch a buck's worth of lentils and groats and garlic. We know exactly what to do with a ham bone or a seven-pound pack of chicken backs.
May 31, 1994 | C.A. WEDLAN
Do luminaries get the munchies? You bet your sweet patootie they do. When the famous are famished they nibble just like the rest of us. Here's a sampling. * Richard Riordan, mayor: cheese and fruit or Bob's Big Boy hamburger * Frederica Von Stade, mezzo-soprano: potato chips (any variety) * Peter Ueberroth, businessman: Brach's Starlite mints and Butter Toffee candy. * Raven-Symone, actress: fruit, granola bars, Oreo cookies, pizza.
November 2, 1986 | BETSY BALSLEY, Betsy Balsley is The Times' food editor.
Quick and easy meals--even though they may be filling--often tend to be utilitarian. When you're trying to get something on the table quickly, appearances frequently get short shrift. That needn't be the case with this rich, golden-orange squash soup. It not only can be prepared quickly, but it also looks every bit as rich and appetizing as it tastes.
Zamora Rodriguez took his singing waiter act on the road Christmas Day. At the second annual Conejo Community Holiday Dinner, he exchanged the keyboard he usually plays at Cafe Bellissimo in Thousand Oaks for an acoustic guitar to croon Christmas carols at a free community meal. "It's an awesome feeling . . . doing things for others and not expecting things in return," Rodriguez said. Organizer Donn Delson said turnout at this year's feast was expected to be double the 200 people who attended last year's event.
November 1, 1987 | KEN FLYNN, United Press International
Chicken a la king for lunch, anyone? In today's high-tech Army, with laser beams simulating live ammunition and computer graphics used in the critique of battle plans, the soldier in the field has not been forgotten. Chicken a la king, meatballs with barbecue sauce, diced beef and other items as variable as the menu at Antoine's are offered as rations to the GIs engaged in realistic war games at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert northeast of Barstow.
April 1, 2010
Easter is about spring, family and rebirth. But it's also about eggs. Dyeing them, hunting for them and eating them. And when you simply can't face the thought of biting into another hard-boiled one, you might want to think about having someone else cook one up for you at brunch. Because that marvelous meal is as much of a rite of spring as Easter itself. Here are a few of our favorite places to get your yolk on. -- Jessica Gelt The Backyard at the W Hotel Beside a trickling pebbled fountain and a pool ringed by posh cabanas, Westwood's Backyard is the perfect place to lounge like a true Southern Californian.
March 10, 2004 | Russ Parsons, Times Staff Writer
Like any hotshot young chef working in the heart of the entertainment industry, Maple Drive's Eric Klein knows how to make all of the lighter, brighter dishes that are demanded by his clientele. But Klein also has a secret weapon: choucroute, the very antithesis of light and bright.
July 24, 2013 | Sarah Hashim-Waris
We're about halfway through the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. This is the time of year when an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight hours. That's right -- we give up food, water, coffee and even cronuts from sunup to sundown to commemorate God's revelation of Islam's holy book, the Koran, to the Prophet Muhammad. Instead of spending afternoons with friends at Starbucks, Muslims focus on achieving self-discipline and reflection, while feeling the plight of those less fortunate.
April 4, 1993 | Barbara Hansen
During Passover, Jews eat only unleavened bread and avoid anything that contains flour. Of course, matzo is made from flour, but matzo, matzo farfel (broken bits), matzo meal and cake meal for Passover are made from flour that is supervised from the field to the factory to ensure against accidental fermentation. Manufacturers like Manischevitz clearly state on packages that the product is either suitable for Passover or "not for Passover use."
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