CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 |
An oven exploded at a jail in Northern California this week, critically hurting one inmate and injuring 10 others, including a guard. The natural-gas explosion occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. The oven's door, which measures 7 by 3 feet and weighs several hundred pounds, flew off in the explosion and hit an inmate kitchen worker in the head, Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson told the San Francisco Chronicle . "You could see a very heavy stainless steel door that is on the ground and, obviously, it knocked a few things down along its path," Nelson said.
December 14, 2013 |
The only real secret to roasting a great prime rib is starting with the best meat possible, and the rib roast I ordered from McCall's Meat & Fish Co. in Los Feliz was so beautiful I badgered my husband to photograph it before it went into the oven. I admired its plump, sturdy shape, the way butcher Nathan McCall had neatly frenched the bones and tied up the roast with precisely spaced knots. It was all natural - no hormones, no antibiotics - Prime Angus beef. At $17.99 a pound, it cost just over $140.
December 12, 2013 |
For that cook who struggles to stay on top of what's happening in the kitchen, this big, easy-to-use, loud timer is a boon. My husband loves it because even if he's in another room, he can still hear the timer. It has four volume settings, all the way up to 110 decibels. And rubber buttons mean it will survive your wet fingers. Ours handily sticks onto a magnetic board on the side of the oven. There's also a flip-out stand for countertops. And I confess I end up using this one over the oven timer nine times out of 10. It's just easier and simpler.
November 22, 2013 |
In the 2 1/2 years since selling California Pizza Kitchen, the popular chain he helped found in 1985, Richard L. Rosenfield has been golfing, fishing, hunting, pursuing hobbies and otherwise staying off the restaurant industry's radar. Not so much for Larry S. Flax, Rosenfield's best friend and business partner of four decades, who's been jetting around the world hunting for a new food project. Turns out he didn't have to go far for ideas. Sometime in the second half of 2014, Flax and Rosenfield said, they plan to revisit pizza by launching a line of fast-casual pie joints.
August 2, 2013
Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: Makes about 80 cookies Note: From pastry chef Brian Kim of La Terza in West Hollywood 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed 1 egg 2 2/3 cup pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch salt 3/4 cup dried cranberries 3/4 cup raw whole pistachios 1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until thoroughly combined and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
June 23, 2013 |
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too. BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in 15 states. After its start in 1978, the Huntington Beach company grew slowly in Southern California. In 1996, it opened its first brewery - at its restaurant in Brea - and began selling beers that carried the BJ's name. That was also the year it went public.