July 14, 2011
Inguday tibs Total time: 25 minutes 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. Servings: 4 Note: Berbere powder, a spice blend used in the awaze (a spicy red pepper paste), can be found at Ethiopian markets and select cooking stores.
May 26, 2011 |
A leech with enormous teeth sounds like a horror movie special effect, but according to an annual list of new species, it really exists. It joins on this year's list a glow-in-the-dark mushroom and a spider that can create giant webs. But the new species that has scientists excited this year is out of South Africa. Scientists there say they've found a new species of cockroach in a popular tourist destination. Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park is home to the world's only jumping cockroach, which this week was named one of the top 10 species discoveries of the year by an international panel of experts.
April 7, 2011
Zetas with garlic and Pasilla chiles Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Pasilla chiles are available in Latin markets as well as the Latin section of many well-stocked grocery stores. Epazote, a fresh herb, is generally available at Latin markets. 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.
March 24, 2011
Savory mushroom turnovers Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus chilling and cooling time Servings: Makes 8 turnovers 2 tablespoons butter 1 shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons) 1 pound button or cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup dry sherry or white wine 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme Salt and pepper 6 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated 1 recipe Quick Puff Pastry 1 egg, beaten 1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
March 17, 2011 |
Dear Noelle: My husband and I love the mushroom barley soup at Junior's Deli in West L.A. Could you possibly get the recipe so we can make it at home? Thanks. Sharon Pearline Pacific Palisades Dear Sharon: Junior's was happy to share the recipe for this hearty soup, which we've adapted below. Junior's mushroom barley soup Total time: 2 1/2 hours Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Junior's Deli in West Los Angeles.
March 10, 2011 |
Hello, Noelle. I live in the Inland Empire, and I love this restaurant in Loma Linda called Napoli . The food and the service are always wonderful. Everything on the menu is usually very good, however my favorite is the capellini al gamberetti. I have tried to make it at home, but, alas, something/everything is missing. Could you please try to get the recipe? Maria Wallace Highland Dear Maria: Napoli was happy to share its recipe for capellini al gamberetti, which we've adapted below.
February 10, 2011
It's time for the Los Angeles Mycological Society's annual Wild Mushroom Fair. Bring the whole family and learn how to grow and cook mushrooms properly. You'll also pick up tips on how to properly identify wild mushrooms, and should you find any fungus in your back yard you can bring it for identification. There will be vendors with books, posters, mushroom kits, T-shirts and other mushroom memorabilia for sale. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.
February 10, 2011
Spiced mushroom borscht Total time: 2 hours Servings: 12 Note: This recipe requires cheesecloth and butchers twine to make a sachet. 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 tablespoons butter, divided 1 onion, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 8 cups vegetable broth 1 star anise 5 cloves 10 peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed 2 sage leaves 1 bay leaf 2 large parsnips, diced into ½-inch cubes 1 turnip, diced into ½-inch cubes 3 beets, peeled and diced into ½-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed Salt and pepper to taste Juice of 1 lemon Sour cream Cumin 1. In a 5-quart heavy-bottom pot heated over high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter.
October 24, 2010
BIG SUR Food & Wine Festival When, where: Nov. 4-7, various venues Highlights: This second annual event celebrates all things culinary and oenophilic with tastings, dinners, walking tours and live music. The Grand Public Tasting brings together more than 30 area winemakers and several local chefs at the Henry Miller Library's redwood grove. Cost: Events range from $40 to $270 Info: (831) 667-0800, http://www.bigsurfoodandwine.org MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIF.