March 24, 2012
With a gentle tang similar to yogurt and a texture something like a cross between sour cream and soft ricotta, quark cheese can be used in a variety of recipes, whether you're thinking sweet or savory: • Use it as you would yogurt, stirring in some granola and fresh fruit for an easy, on-the-go breakfast. • Spread it over toast or bagels or in between sandwich layers for a little extra tang and richness. • Dollop it over potatoes or rich pasta dishes, even ragus.
March 20, 1988
I was relieved to find in "The Birth of a Restaurant" (by Karen Stabiner, Feb. 14) an explanation for my disappointing meal at Trattoria Angeli. I ordered the ravioli special entree and received 10 small, thin ravioli. Thinking this must have been an appetizer portion, I sent it back only to be told this was indeed an entree. But now, from reading this article, I understand their position: They need to gross $1.8 million annually to break even. Yes, the ravioli was delicious, but I'll be returning to the original Angeli where the food isn't compromised by an extravagant investment, and the diner doesn't go home hungry.
May 9, 2010 |
In Yuma, Ariz., we discovered a delicious find: curried mussels with lobster ravioli, pistachio-crusted salmon, rack of lamb, even mustard-crusted tofu with spinach ravioli. So many enticing choices. Open Mondays-Fridays for lunch, every day for dinner. River City Grill, 600 W. 3rd St.; (928) 782-7988, http://www.rivercitygrillyuma.com Entrees $14-$26. Wena and Dave Dows Culver City
January 13, 1999
My kids won't eat goat cheese quesadillas. They see sliced tomatoes and say "yuck." But they will eat my cheese tortellini, which are super-fast to put together. I put a pot of water on to boil, then add cheese tortellini or cheese ravioli purchased from the grocery store. They boil for 7 minutes. Meanwhile, I saute some sliced mushrooms--these are optional if you're really in a hurry. Then I top the pasta with my favorite pre-made ragu sauce and add the mushrooms on top.
December 14, 1986
Hitler was definitely not a vegetarian! In our book, "Clues About Jews for People Who Aren't," we debunk this myth promoted by the Nazi propaganda machine to convince world opinion that Hitler was a vegetarian. The Fuehrer's close associate, Albert Speer, has written that his leader had a weakness for meat-filled ravioli and sausages from butcher shops in Munich. Even when Hitler was treating his stomach ulcers with diet, he partook of the extensive flesh foods he provided his generals at dinner, according to the London-based Jewish Vegetarian Society.
April 11, 1993 |
Over on Third Street, the people who run Zucchero have solved the problem of distinguishing their restaurant from all the other Italian places by emphasizing a regional cuisine that has yet to really be discovered here: Sardinian food. The name (it means "sugar") and the blaring orange exterior would lead you to believe that Zucchero is yet another loud pizza and pasta cafe.