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May 26, 2011
  Onion and sage focaccia Total time: 1½ hours, plus cooling time Serves: Makes 1 focaccia; each focaccia yields 8 slices Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of chef Nancy Silverton's recipes for the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share your photos of the finished dish so we can showcase them on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload your photos here. 1 risen focaccia dough 2 ounces low-moisture mozzarella cheese, cut into generous ½-inch cubes 1/2 large cubed Spanish onion, from a whole onion halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch cubes (each cube will have several layers of onion)
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April 16, 2014
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 6 Note: This dish of pounded steaks rolled around a spicy sausage filling is one that Rose Nair and her sister Nalini Viegas make for special occasions. Steak 4 ( 1/2-pound) Milanesa steaks (also called "beef round-tip steaks, cap off") 1. Pound the steaks to flatten them into pieces about one-fourth-inch thick. Form the casings for 2 rolls by laying the steaks flat in pairs, slightly overlapping. Set aside. Chile paste 5 dried red chiles, or 1 tablespoon paprika combined with 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 12 cloves garlic 1 (1-inch)
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FOOD
September 8, 2012
Onion, potato and bacon topping Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 1 to 2 Note: The toppings should be warmed before being added to the frittata. 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 2 teaspoons butter 3 fingerling potatoes 3 slices thickly sliced applewood-smoked bacon Frittata base 1 tablespoon minced chives 1/3 cup finely grated Gruyere cheese 1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook the onion in butter in a small skillet over low heat without coloring until the onion begins to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Morgan Little
The joke, at long last, is on the Onion. The nation's preeminent fake news source, not invulnerable to the economic insecurity that has brought cutbacks and layoffs to newspapers nationwide, announced Friday it would end its print edition by the end of the year. At its peak, the print publication of the news-satire organization was distributed free in 17 cities nationwide. But years of hard times led the publication gradually to cut back on its distribution, with the Los Angeles edition ending in 2009.
FOOD
September 9, 2010
  Prosciutto and onion frittata Total time: 30 minutes, plus cooling time for the frittata Servings: 6 as appetizer, 4 as main course 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup thinly sliced onions 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 thin slices prosciutto (about 1 1/2 ounces), cut crosswise in 1/4-inch slivers 6 eggs 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, divided 1. Heat the broiler.
FOOD
January 21, 2009
  Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade Total time: 35 minutes, plus marinating time for the steaks Servings: 6 to 8 2 (1-pound) rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 minced clove garlic Salt 1/2 cup caramelized onions 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together the balsamic vinegar and the garlic.
FOOD
September 8, 2012
Carmelized onion, goat cheese and olive frittata Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 to 2 Note: The toppings should be warmed before being added to the frittata. The caramelized onion and garlic confit are difficult to cook in small amounts, but keep well in the refrigerator. Caramelized onions 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 tablespoon butter Cook the onion and olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
NATIONAL
November 27, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
The Onion declared North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un the "Sexiest Man Alive," and People's Daily said yes, yes he is. The Chinese state news outlet missed the point entirely, which media everywhere gleefully pointed out.  "The Onion dupes again ," said U.S. News & World Report. "We've saved the headline for posterity," crowed Shanghaiist. The Onion, after all, is a satirical news site. Tuesday's headlines included "42 Million Dead in Bloodiest Black Friday Weekend on Record," "Reporter Investigates Claims He Ruined His Family's Thanksgiving Dinner" and "Garrison Keillor Fully Deflates After Massive Sigh.
NEWS
September 29, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Gunfire on Capitol Hill. Children taken hostage. John Boehner making ransom demands. President Obama pleading on a bullhorn. Sound ridiculous? Well, that's the Onion's stock in trade. This is a site that currently features a story titled "Syracuse Leaves Big East for a Woman Named Misti. " The satirical news site posted an item about a purported standoff at the U.S. Capitol in which desperate members of Congress took a group of kids hostage in order to pay off the national debt.
FOOD
July 29, 2010
  Peking duck stir-fried with ginger and green onion Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: This easy but elegant stir-fry is meant to save the cook time and let the duck shine. A 4-pound duck yields about 10 ounces of cooked flesh, so you'll have a little extra to tuck into your pancakes. Serve this stir-fry with rice or wrap in extra mandarin pancakes. Omit the plum sauce for a more savory finish. 1 1/2 cups (about 1/2 pound) roast Peking duck meat 2 tablespoons plum sauce 1 tablespoon Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry 1 tablespoon light (regular)
IMAGE
September 13, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Let's face it: The Nobel Prizes aren't for everyone. That's why we celebrate the Ig Nobel Prizes, which were handed out Thursday night at Harvard's Sanders Theater. Among this year's winners were scientists who discovered that alcohol makes people think they're attractive and that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely she is to stand up. These awards are handed out by the folks who publish the Annals of Improbable Research. Though the discoveries they recognize can seem obvious, inconsequential or just plain goofy, the awards do have a purpose: To “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.” Here are the achievements that earned the 2013 Ig Nobels : The Medicine Prize was awarded to a group of Japanese researchers who determined that mice who got heart transplants survived longer if opera music or Mozart was playing in the background during their surgeries, compared with mice who went under the knife to Enya or to a single-frequency tone.
FOOD
May 25, 2013
  1 hour. 6 servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, sliced in ¼-inch half-moons 4 slices prosciutto, cut in ¼-inch ribbons 6 red and yellow bell peppers 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 pound spaghetti Grated Pecorino Romano 1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion and prosciutto, and cook until the onions have softened but...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
An environmental group has warned that a federal agency's plan to designate 98.4 acres as critical habitat for an endangered plant in western Riverside County is inadequate and could result in the extinction of the species. In response to a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service earlier this month designated the small area just west of Lake Elsinore as critical habitat for Munz's onion. The wildlife agency also rejected the center's request for it to protect habitat for the endangered San Jacinto Valley crownscale, which inhabits portions of the San Jacinto River flood plain near Hemet.
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Chef Emeril Lagasse will bring his passion for seafood to three of his Las Vegas restaurants during a  celebration of soft shell crab May 6-12. Delmonico Steakhouse , Emeril's New Orleans Fish House and Table 10 each will feature three to four soft shell crab dishes, with different offerings for lunch and dinner. Prices will range from $20 to $40. The evening menu at Delmonico Steakhouse, which is inside the Venetian , will feature a crispy soft shell crab Louis salad.
NEWS
April 6, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
A spring onion isn't a type of onion; rather, it's an onion that has been harvested at an immature stage, when it has just begun to form a round bulb and the top is still green. At this point, it will seem sweeter than a mature onion because it hasn't yet developed its full chemical complex, including the elements that give onions their characteristic bite. Really, though, it's probably more accurate to call it milder, because it hasn't developed its full sugar yet either. At farmers markets, you will find spring onions in all sorts of varieties -- red, white and yellow.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
It was the Oscar night tweet heard 'round the world: While 9-year-old lead actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis was enjoying her first Academy Award celebration, satirical website the Onion was disparaging the "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star with a tweet that generated outrage. The tweet read, in part: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is ... " and then referred to her by a crude obscenity. The backlash to the brief message happened quickly, and within an hour the Onion, known primarily for its smart, satirical take on pop culture, removed the offensive tweet from its feed.
WORLD
November 27, 2012 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - Who says the Chinese Communist Party doesn't have a sense of humor? People's Daily, the party's official mouthpiece, ran a large feature on its website Tuesday on North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un being named the Onion's “Sexiest Man Alive.” The only glitch was that the People's Daily didn't seem to realize that the Onion is a satirical newspaper. Instead, in breathless deadpan style, the People's Daily quoted the Onion's assessment of Kim's sexiness.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Heat a pan, add some beaten eggs and flavorings and slowly cook to puffed, golden-brown perfection. Frittatas are easy to make and are versatile, perfect for breakfast or brunch, even dinner. Serve slices hot, fresh out of the pan, or make the frittata ahead of time and cool to room temperature before setting slices out on the table. Flavor the frittata with whatever you've got on hand: sautéed vegetables, leftover meats, fresh herbs, whatever cheese sounds good at the moment. A simple prosciutto and onion frittata has only a half-dozen or so ingredients (well, seven, if you include the seasoning)
NEWS
January 24, 2013 | By Noelle Carter and Addy Grulkowski
Many people avoid using pearl and other small onions due to the daunting fact that they have to be peeled.  Peeled like regular onions, a bowl of these could take an hour. But there's a simple way to peel these tasty little guys, and the method won't make you cry. Here's how you do it: 1.      Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. While water is heating up, cut off the ends of each onion. 2.      Place onions in the boiling water and let boil for about a minute. Drain in colander.
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