July 5, 1987 |
Restaurant Shiro, 1505 Mission St., South Pasadena, (818) 799-4774. Open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Beer and wine. Street parking. MasterCard and Visa accepted. Dinner for two, food only, $30-$45. Last week in Monterey, I ate in a restaurant that all the foodies love. (In the latest Zagat guide for San Francisco, it rates 26 points, the same as Campton Place and Chez Panisse.) As a first course, I ordered lobster ravioli in a cream-drenched sauce.
February 4, 2010
SATURDAY Picture your food Love photographing your food, but feel self-conscious doing so? Check out the "photo-tasting" session at Checkers Downtown. Guests will enjoy chef Todd Allison's new winter menu while attending a workshop on how to best photograph at a restaurant. Checkers Downtown, 535 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 12:30 to 3 p.m. $45. (213) 624-0000. phototasting.eventbrite.com How edible is your garden? Silver Lake Farms is offering gardening workshops in a two-part series called "Creating an Edible Garden in Los Angeles."
February 23, 2009 |
Page Moll Chef at the Beachcomber Cafe at Malibu Pier -- At work, Moll whips up decadent dishes such as braised short ribs with Gorgonzola ravioli and s'mores with marshmallows and chocolate. "Unfortunately, in this business, fat is flavor," he says. But with a discipline level many monks would envy, Moll rarely indulges in his own food. "I don't get off work and get drunk, I never eat late at night when I get home -- and no dessert!" he says.
April 13, 2013
50 minutes, plus relaxing time for the dough. Serves 6 1 1/2 cups flour 2 eggs, plus more if needed 12 ounces fresh goat cheese 5 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 egg yolk 6 tablespoons minced chives 3 tablespoons chopped parsley Salt to taste 1 beaten egg white 1. In a food processor, mix the flour and 2 eggs until it just comes together to form a rough dough. If that doesn't happen, add a little more beaten egg, a teaspoon or so at a time.
January 24, 2002
We all know ravioli and tortellini stuffed with meat or cheese, but they aren't the only kinds. Chianti: This venerable trattoria serves plump tortellini (striped green, black and white) filled with lobster and shrimp. They come in saffron cream sauce with leeks and lobster. (Rapsodia di mare, $16.25.) Chianti, 7383 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 653-8333.
November 5, 1997 |
These delicate dumplings are filled with a slightly sweet mixture of crab meat, green onions and Japanese seaweed. They look difficult to make--especially if you're pressed for time--but in fact the dish is easily assembled using fresh won ton wrappers from the grocery store instead of homemade pasta. A light olive oil infused with lemongrass, ginger and chiles makes a clean and piquant sauce.
March 4, 1993 |
Paul Mantee's ravioli recipe came down to him as oral tradition from his father, who wasn't happy giving it out to others. "When I told my Dad that I was going to write down the recipe, he told me: 'Always leave one ingredient out, so it's good, but not as good as we do it.' So I told him: 'Dad, I'm leaving out the calves' brains.' No one uses brains anyway."
October 14, 2012 |
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - To meet Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington," Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton" and hundreds of other artworks less famous and more subtle, first fly to XNA. That's right, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. Then drive 20 miles north, through farmland, forest and suburbs, to the home of the planet's largest retailer. That's right, Bentonville. On Central Avenue, if it's autumn, you'll probably roll past 100-year-old houses under a dense canopy of fall colors.
February 16, 1989 |
For her brand-new Italian daughter-in-law, Nancy Toomey of San Diego would like to find a wooden ravioli board ; a metal one won't do. Can you show your mettle by coming up with a source, or will our newcomer be faced with a chile welcome because all of us want to pasta buck? A few years ago, Isabelle Meyer of Glendale says, you could buy a man's sports jacket made of a silvery polyurethane fabric with a quilted lining, but no more.