August 16, 1987 |
In this feature, The Times' pop music writers spotlight albums--old or new, obscure or mainstream--to which they've formed a special attachment. Artist: Dissidenten. Album: "Life at the Pyramids" (Shanachie). History: With inspiration from the sounds and scents of their heavily North African and Asian neighborhood, West Berliners Michael Wehmeyer, Friedo Josch and Uve Mullric (formerly of the group Embryo) formed Dissidenten in 1980.
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September 22, 1985 |
Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed, 20, was hurt in a traffic accident and doctors operated successfully yesterday on his dislocated shoulder, the Royal Household announced Friday.
January 2, 1994 |
With its sugar-white walls, arched windows and chopped parapets, this Silver Lake house might look right at home in Morocco. But its zany mosque-style dome and minarets give it away as the kind of revival folly popular in 1920s Los Angeles. John Copeland, who bought the place in 1989, was drawn to its Old California spirit and its elements of Islamic design. Indoor and outdoor rooms flow together like the patterns in a Persian rug, offering privacy and freedom.
October 3, 2001 |
No time for a marinade? A spice rub is an easy way to add flavor to grilled meat or fish--without the wait. While the grill heats, toast a mixture of spices in a dry skillet until fragrant, then grind them into a fine powder using a spice or coffee grinder. Just make sure it's not the one that grinds your coffee beans. Using your fingers, rub the surface of the fish with the ground mixture. This spice rub features cumin, coriander and cinnamon--three spices commonly found in Moroccan cuisine.
June 9, 2011
Spicy Moroccan carrot salad Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Plenty" by Yotam Ottolenghi. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 2 pounds carrots 1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra to finish 1 onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon sugar 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 serrano chile, finely chopped (and seeded, if you want less heat)
January 14, 2013 |
Tonight's dinner suggestion is a reader request from our Culinary SOS column. Melinda writes: "The Moroccan chicken soup at Cayenne Restaurant on Beverly Boulevard is absolutely delicious and unlike any other chicken soup I've ever had. It is so good that I find it takes great effort for me to order anything else from the menu. Can you get the recipe?" Cayenne was happy to share its recipe for this rich, yet delicately spiced and easy-to-make soup; the recipe comes together in less than an hour.
February 12, 1985 |
Spain has lifted a restriction on Moroccans entering the country through the newly-opened frontier with the British colony of Gibraltar, a spokesman for the 1,400-strong Moroccan community here said Monday. Mohammed Sarsri said Spanish border police are no longer preventing Moroccans from crossing unless they met a requirement of having at least $420 with them. The Spanish move came after protests from Gibraltar's Moroccans saying the restrictions amounted to racial discrimination.
July 17, 2002 |
Spain said today that it had removed by force the Moroccan troops who had set up an observation post last week on a disputed island off Morocco's Mediterranean coast. Spain said in a statement that the operation to remove the Moroccans had been carried out without any injuries to either side. It said it had informed its allies of the move. On Tuesday, Spain deployed a fifth warship to waters near the island, the Spanish defense minister said.
January 24, 1991 |
Opposition parties in Morocco have demanded that the government withdraw the 1,500 soldiers it contributed to the U.S.-led allied forces in the Persian Gulf and switch its support to Iraq. Mohamed Khalifa, spokesman for the old-guard Istiqlal Party, told Parliament the allies are fighting "not to defend the Arabs . . . but to carry out a Zionist plan aimed at destroying Iraq's economic and military potential."
February 24, 1995 |
It doesn't take an ethnomusicologist to recognize that there are many connections between jazz and the pre-Industrial music of the world, from improvisation to the uses of rhythm and melody. Efforts to explore those connections on a creative level have often floundered on the shoals of superficiality. But two albums from artists who have, in effect, gone to the source to find a nexus, demonstrate the adaptability and interactivity of jazz.