June 23, 2011
Carrot cake Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: 9 to 12 Note: Adapted from a recipe by pastry chef Kimberly Valdez of SW Steakhouse at Wynn in Las Vegas. This recipe requires the use of a scale. Glucose can generally be found at baking and cooking supply stores. Carrot cake 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.
December 17, 2008
Total time: 45 minutes plus 2 hours roasting time for the duck Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from Craig Strong, chef de cuisine at the Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa.
January 14, 2011 |
It's awards season and the Golden Globes are right around the corner. On Sunday, the Beverly Hilton will sparkle with stars and become impossible to infiltrate, unless you somehow have a room. But fret not, the hotel's iconic Trader Vic's tiki lounge has shared the recipe for its Scorpion cocktail. So why not mix up a few of these formidably strong libations while you watch the Globes? Consisting of tart lemon juice and sweet orange juice, and spiked liberally with light rum and brandy, the drink will transport you to the Polynesian tropics (where perhaps you'll find Jon Hamm lounging in a loincloth.
April 29, 2010 |
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.
February 22, 2014 |
If you're like me, you probably don't need an excuse to lift a celebratory margarita. Still, even this classic cocktail gets its own holiday. That would be today. So Happy National Margarita Day! To celebrate, we've compiled 13 of our favorite recipes . If you love a classic margarita, we've got you covered. Of course, we'll also take care of you if you'd like to get creative with a little blood orange, pomegranate or guava. Or perhaps you'd like to add a little jalapeno, horseradish or cilantro to the mix. We include a variety of recipes, including favorites from restaurants known for great drinks: El Coyote, Mas Malo and Border Grill.
July 23, 1987
Your turn to host the weekly bridge club? Make the luncheon menu light and quick so you can get down to the bidding. A salad combining fresh mushrooms, spinach, apples and celery will do the trick. Top with a refreshing citrus dressing and serve with buttery croissants and a favorite beverage. The salad dressing may be made ahead of time and the spinach washed, wrapped and refrigerated. Just before serving, prepare the mushrooms, apples and celery.
November 8, 2009 |
To many people, it's a health food. To others, it's simply soda in disguise. That virtuous glass of juice is feeling the squeeze as doctors, scientists and public health authorities step up their efforts to reduce the nation's girth. It's an awkward issue for the schools that peddle juice in their cafeterias and vending machines. It's uncomfortable for advocates of a junk-food tax who say they can't afford to target juice and alienate its legions of fans. It's confusing for consumers who think they're doing something good when they chug their morning OJ, sip 22-ounce smoothies or pack apple juice in their children's lunches.