January 26, 2012
Nikujaga (braised sukiyaki-style beef with potatoes and onions) Total time: 1 hour Servings: 2 to 3 Note: Nikujaga is a Japanese beef stew that tastes even better the second day, reheated. You can use ichibandashi or the thinner nibandashi for this. Thin slices of pork can be substituted for beef. Thinly sliced sukiyaki-style beef can be found at Japanese markets. 1 pound baking potatoes, preferably smaller 1 small onion 3/4 pound thinly sliced sukiyaki-style beef 2 tablespoons vegetable oil About 3 cups of dashi (enough to cover the ingredients in the pan)
December 15, 2011
Potato latkes with feta cheese and two onions Total time: 50 minutes Servings: Makes 1½ to 2 dozen latkes 2 pounds baking potatoes 1/2 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra olive oil (or an olive oil/canola blend) for frying 1 1/2 cups finely chopped red onion 2 green onions, chopped 2 to 4 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour, potato flour or tapioca flour 5 1/2 ounces feta cheese (about 1/2 cup), finely crumbled 1 egg Salt and pepper 1. Scrub the potatoes (do not peel)
December 8, 2011
I've always done my armchair traveling through cookbooks - whether it's Elizabeth David's Mediterranean, Fuschia Dunlop's Sichuan or Claudia Roden's Middle East. My copy of Paula Wolfert's original "Couscous & Other Good Food From Morocco"is stained and worn, with notes scribbled in the margins, marks of so many dinner parties through the years. But so much changed since Wolfert published that book in 1973. Just think in terms of ingredients available now, such as argan oil, Moroccan cumin or real saffron.
December 8, 2011
Nancy Silverton's obsessive quest for the one perfect ingredient and technique is well known. And now, thanks to "The Mozza Cookbook," you can share it too. Written with executive chef Matt Molina and Carolynn Carreño (her partner in the Los Angeles Times Food section's Master Class series), this cookbook certainly includes the kind of restaurant set-pieces you expect. If you really want to know how to make Mozza's fabulous wild boar ragú with homemade maltagliati pasta, you can do it (provided you have a Saturday free … and a wild boar)
October 22, 2011
Gregory Powell, better known to L.A. history buffs and fans of novelist Joseph Wambaugh as the "Onion Field" killer, is going to die in prison. That's fine with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the family of Powell's victim and even Powell himself. But it does raise questions about the state's "compassionate release" program and whether killers should be set free when their time is nearly up. In 1963, Powell and an accomplice abducted Los Angeles Police Officers Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger at gunpoint, drove them to an onion field near Bakersfield and executed Campbell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2011 |
Reporting from Sacramento -- Closing a chapter on one of Los Angeles' most infamous crimes, the state parole board Tuesday rejected the final bid for the release of "Onion Field" killer Gregory Powell, whose 1963 kidnapping and murder of a police officer shocked the city and shattered the myth of the untouchable cop. Powell's doctor has found that the 78-year-old inmate is dying of prostate cancer and has six months or less to live, making him...
October 6, 2011
Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Gorgonzola dolce is a sweeter type of Gorgonzola; it is available at cheese stores as well as select gourmet stores and well-stocked markets. Gorgonzola dressing 10 ounces Gorgonzola dolce, divided 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 cups whole-milk Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves 4 large garlic cloves, grated 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon fresh coarsely ground black pepper, plus more to taste Combine 6 ounces of the Gorgonzola and the vinegar in a medium bowl and mash them together with a fork until the cheese is smooth.
September 29, 2011 |
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.
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.
June 9, 2011
Spicy Moroccan carrot salad Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Plenty" by Yotam Ottolenghi. 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 pounds carrots 1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra to finish 1 onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon sugar 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 serrano chile, finely chopped (and seeded, if you want less heat)