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July 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Forty years later, Henry A. Moak Jr. still loves his pound cake. The Army colonel popped open an old military C Ration can of pound cake at his retirement ceremony at the Pentagon this week and dug in. Moak got the drab olive can as a Marine helicopter pilot off the Vietnamese coast in 1973. He vowed to hang on to it until the day he retired. "It smells good," Moak said as he took a bite.
June 16, 1989 | RUTH REICHL
Mark Peel was the first chef at Spago. Nancy Silverton made the pastries famous. Together they have two children and the terrific La Brea Bakery. Now they've got a restaurant as well: Saturday their long-awaited Campanile, 624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 938-1447 will finally open its doors. It's a beautiful building with a huge courtyard, a fountain and an open kitchen. And it's a beautiful menu too: rustic, straightforward and very appealing. These are just a few of the dishes: a wonderful salad made with walnut bread and artichoke hearts ($5.50)
January 12, 2013
  While most experienced cooks can agree - more or less - on basic equipment, the pantry is much more a matter of individual choice. How you cook will determine what you cook, in this case. If you prefer Italian, you're going to want a greater variety of dried pastas and at least a couple of olive oils. If you cook Japanese, you'll be choosier about rice and different kinds of soy sauce. This is my highly personal list of the things I need in my basic pantry. Baking All-purpose flour Granulated sugar Light brown sugar Powdered sugar Baking soda Baking powder Cornmeal Spice cabinet Dried thyme Dried oregano Black peppercorns Vanilla extract Ground cinnamon Cloves Bay leaves Dried red pepper flakes Cumin Fennel seeds Kosher salt Almonds Walnuts Pantry staples Olive oil Vegetable oil Soy sauce Vinegars, at least red wine and sherry Canned beans (white, pinto, garbanzo)
November 25, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Police said seven people were shot and wounded in East Oakland in a barrage of gunfire Monday evening. An Oakland police officer said the report of a shooting came in just after 6 p.m. in the area of 96th and Olive streets in East Oakland. The victims' ages and names, along with the severity of their wounds, were not clear -- nor was the circumstance of the shooting, which occurred near Verdese Carter Park.  The Oakland Tribune reported that the gunfire extended across three blocks and that, apart from the scene at 96th and Olive, there was another shooting scene not far away at 94th Avenue and Sunnyside Street.
July 28, 2005
I read with interest Valli Herman's article "L.A.'s French Impressions" [July 14]. Have you discovered the wonderful little jewel of a French restaurant in South Pasadena called Nicole's? Enter, and you are in Paris. Nicole is French. She mostly sells ingredients that only gourmet cooks even know about. Her sandwiches are simple, with fresh vegetables, fantastic bread, unbelievable olive oil, and she has recently begun serving wine. The business has had to spill over on to the sidewalk with umbrellas and flowers.
January 27, 1994
Due to space restrictions, my piece in praise of fat ("What's Higher Than a Cream Puff?" Dec. 9) was cut and inadvertently reworded in a way that misconstrued the meaning. I did not (as stated) replace the butter in my cream puff recipe with olive oil because I believe it to be more healthful, but only because in this particular instance the quality of the item is improved. My main point is that theories about what is good for you are constantly changing. Jumping on the bandwagon of new theories may only result in unwanted calories, which is the greatest danger of all. The important things to keep in mind are balance and moderation, and to use each fat in an appropriate and optimal manner.
April 29, 2010 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I ordered the warm quinoa salad at Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica a couple months ago during DineLA and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. I would love to have the recipe. Please help! Thuy Hua Los Angeles Dear Thuy: Fig Restaurant was happy to share its recipe for this warm, colorful salad, which we've adapted below. Warm quinoa salad Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Fig Restaurant.
August 11, 1999
I enjoyed "Shelf Life" (July 14) but then I'm a fan of full pantries. I can add two vinegars to your list--a small bottle of brown rice vinegar, which is sweeter, and the wonderful smoky ume plum vinegar (by Eden). I keep extra bottles to be sure I won't run out. As for oil, we keep toasted sesame, raw sesame, olive, grape seed and walnut oil (I especially love this for sauteeing fresh shiitakes). I also keep dried shitakes, dried gourd and nori for instant sushi; Japanese vinegar for seasoning the rice, sake and soy sauce, dried wasabi and a can of eel and canned salmon, fish flakes and Japanese pickles.
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