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FOOD
June 14, 2013
Total time : About 30 minutes Servings : 4 to 6 Note : Mackerel can generally be found at good fish and Asian markets. This sauce is also good served with grilled swordfish. Salmoriglio sauce 1/2 cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic, minced Pinch crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons minced parsley 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon dried) 3/4 teaspoon salt 1. In a lidded jar , combine the olive oil, 2 tablespoons of water, lemon juice, garlic, crushed red pepper, parsley, oregano and salt.
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FOOD
June 8, 2013
  10 minutes. 4 to 6 servings 1 salted anchovy (2 fillets) 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed thoroughly if salted 1/2 cup mixed green herbs, at least half parsley 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice 1. Rinse the anchovies under running water to remove excess salt and then soak in water to cover in small bowl until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove the fillets, discard the skeletons and soak another 5 minutes until flexible.
NEWS
June 5, 2013 | By Isabella Alsobrook
During the first two days of my one-month local-food challenge, I ate almost solely fruits and vegetables. At Tuesday's dinner of sautéed local kale and a salad of local beets, local goat cheese, and local lettuce, a hungry family member commented that it was not actually a meal, but rather just two side dishes, and that this “whole locavore thing” was not going to last. Determined to prove him wrong, I bought a dozen eggs from Trancas Canyon Nursery for $5 and I whipped up a quick frittata for dinner.
FOOD
May 4, 2013 | By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times
So many home cooks are obsessed with making dishes just like the professionals do. They buy hand-forged Japanese chefs knives, seek out $50 bottles of olive oil and spend hours preparing elaborately composed dishes from "The French Laundry Cookbook" or "Eleven Madison Park. " But a lot of them have never even heard of one of the most basic techniques of cooking, one that requires no special equipment or expensive ingredients. In fact, you can probably do it in just a few minutes with what you have in your kitchen right now. It's called glazing vegetables, and it's as fundamental to a cook's repertoire as roasting a chicken.
FOOD
April 27, 2013
Dario's olive oil cake 1½ hours, plus soaking time. Serves 20 to 24 (2 cakes) 1 cup (5 ounces) plump raisins (preferably flame raisins) 3/4 cup Vin Santo 3 whole oranges 3 extra-large eggs 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 20 grams Italian leavening (substitute: 10 grams, or about 1 tablespoon, baking soda and 10 grams, or 1 scant tablespoon, baking powder) 3 1/2 cups (14 ounces) pastry flour 2/3 cup toasted pine nuts Fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish 1. Bring the raisins and the Vin Santo to a simmer in a small saucepan, then immediately remove from the heat.
FOOD
April 27, 2013
As much as I love great olive oil, I also recognize that depending on how you're using it, you don't always need the most expensive. As a general rule, I use good olive oil for cooking; great olive oil for making salad dressings; and the very best olive oil when it is being drizzled over an item as a "finishing oil. " Some of my favorite brands are: Alziari, Capezzana, Castello di Ama, Fontodi, Monini DOP, Núñez de Prado and Olio Verde. When shopping for olive oil: Look for olive oil that comes in a non-clear bottle; a good oil's herbaceous qualities are destroyed by heat and light.
FOOD
April 27, 2013 | By Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreño
Call me old-fashioned, but I am not a fan of the current trend wherein bacon, avocado and other ingredients normally considered staples of savory cooking are used to make desserts, instead of, say, a BLT. The only exception to this rule, and it's an exception I make more than once, is olive oil. Although we normally think of olive oil as something to use to make a vinaigrette, sauté soffrito or season meat, when used in a dessert, the flavor of...
FOOD
April 27, 2013
  1 hour, plus setting times. Serves 8 Chocolate glaze 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, preferably 70% Cordillera 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 tablespoons brandy 1/4 pound (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons butter, cubed 1. Cut the chocolate into 2-inch pieces. In a heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate with butter and corn syrup over barely simmering water. (The water should not touch the bottom of the bowl or the chocolate will burn.) Turn off the heat, stir in brandy and let mixture stand over warm water until ready to use. Bittersweet chocolate tartufo 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate (preferably 70% Cordillera)
FOOD
April 27, 2013
Olive oil gelato 1 hour, plus refrigerating and freezing times. Serves 8 6 extra-large egg yolks 1/4 cup cornstarch 3 cups whole milk 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup finishing-quality extra-virgin olive oil 1. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set a smaller bowl inside....
FOOD
April 27, 2013 | By David Karp
Traditionally, working folk dreamed of retiring to California to grow citrus, or more recently wine grapes, but these days the second career crop of choice appears to be artisanal olive oil. Fresh, local oil is all the rage; universities and industry groups help guide aspiring growers, and once their groves start bearing, many sell at farmers markets, where they earn premium prices and enjoy schmoozing with shoppers. Mark Mooring of Buon Gusto Farms followed an unusual version of this path, from starting the Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Platoon to growing olives in Ventura, where he produces richly flavored, award-winning oils.
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