January 14, 2013 |
What do you get when you drop a bunch of D-list celebrities on a farm? Farm animals and a little you-know-what on your shoe. On Sunday night's episode of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," the remaining seven contestants were tasked with preparing a farm-to-table meal. The celebrities picked their own vegetables and used a grill to prepare a main dish and side dish for 25 farm workers. Apparently, gardening is scary for some people, but if you're a celebrity, it's really scary.
September 8, 2012
In addition to how pretty they are, the other thing I like about this method of cooking eggs is how close to foolproof it is. Here's how: 1. If you don't have a 9- or 10-inch non-stick skillet, go out and get one. You wouldn't attempt to make cupcakes without a cupcake tin, would you? Exactly. 2. Get good eggs. As good as the toppings are, eggs are undoubtedly the star of this dish, and your frittata will only be as good as your eggs are. So buy the best, freshest eggs you can find, ideally at a farmers market.
July 8, 2012 |
Old notions of advertising are being scrambled on the Westside, inside boutique agencies with names like Blitz, Ignited and Omelet. The hot shops are pushing big-brand clients beyond the familiar confines of radio, television, magazines and newspapers and onto the Internet, smartphones, game consoles and tablets. With more than 42% of the country's TV homes equipped with digital video recorders, which allow users to fast-forward through commercials, and some younger viewers leaving TV altogether, advertisers are rushing to build Internet infrastructures, create Web videos and funnel content to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
March 1, 2012
Omelet Total time: About 15 minutes Servings: 1 2 to 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon crème fraîche Kosher salt, to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh herbs (optional) 1. Put the eggs in a blender and blend just until completely smooth. 2. Heat a high-quality 10-inch nonstick pan over low heat. Add the oil and butter. When the oil and butter have warmed, add the eggs.
March 11, 2010 |
Long before "Twilight" and "True Blood" and the Modern Age of Vampires, garlic was used as a talisman: a panacea against bad spirits in the Middle Ages and against illness during the Crusades. Even those of us who happily load our soups and stews with dozens of the pale cloves can tell why it was hung across doorways to prevent entrance. Mature garlic can be overwhelming, even relentless; a single raw clove minced on a board is capable of determining the course of an entire meal, whether you want it to or not. But imagine garlic without its bite, the autocracy of its properties calmed, even made subtle.
March 3, 2010 |
Iknow -- I really do -- that fine acting is not mimicry. But because films, especially biopics, shape reality -- often become reality -- I feel compelled to share my Julia Child story before Oscar night, when we will all once again watch clips of Meryl Streep's effusive portrayal of her in "Julie & Julia." It so happens that I interviewed the real Julia in her prime and saw a side of her that the moviegoing public would barely recognize. It was 1973, during a nationwide meat boycott that was triggered not -- as it might be today -- by indignation about crowded feedlots or inhumane cattle slaughtering but by matters of the pocketbook.