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November 29, 2009 | By Duke Helfand
Jihad Turk -- clean-shaven and youthful -- is telling an interfaith audience that the prophet Muhammad traces his lineage to Abraham, the biblical patriarch. Turk explains to the crowd of mostly Christians and Jews that Muslims also revere Jesus and Moses as prophets, and that Islam cherishes life. But some in the Pepperdine University audience are skeptical. One man wants to know why so many Muslims are "willing with perfect ease to kill," as he puts it, drawing brief applause.
December 3, 2003 | S. Irene Virbila
The wine sheets down the sides of the glass, a lush crimson-purple with a head of raspberry foam. It's Lambrusco, the fizzy red wine from Emilia-Romagna that most serious wine drinkers wouldn't go near. The surprise is how delicious this one from Barbolini is, a mouthful of bright fruit and earth.
A few years ago, my husband and I decided to renew a Brady family tradition. As a child, Brian always celebrated the Fourth of July at Lacy Park in San Marino with his family. It is a big, beautiful park where it's easy to spend the day without getting bored. One catch: No grilling allowed. What to bring? I pack this substantial sandwich that goes a long way on a long day. It's one of those sandwiches that actually gets better as it sits.
May 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Canadian meat processor is voluntarily recalling about 400 pounds of sliced salami and ham from stores in the Western U.S. because the meats may be contaminated with a disease-causing bacteria, the U.S. government said. A statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the luncheon meats had been distributed to companies in Seattle, Houston, the San Francisco Bay area and the Portland, Ore., area. Freybe Sausage Ltd.
April 18, 2001 | BARBARA HANSEN
If you like big sandwiches, try the Godfather at Papa Don's Delicatessen. The long bun is stacked with mortadella, capicolla, genoa salami, bologna, ham, Swiss and provolone cheeses, plus lettuce, tomato, chopped red onion and pepperoncinis. While you wait for the sandwich to be assembled, look around at the automobile memorabilia mounted on the walls. Among the photos and ads is a shot of the Pasadena Freeway when it was still a brush-filled arroyo. The Godfather sandwich, $4.
January 12, 2013 | By Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
If you want to understand Bestia, you should probably take a look at the cassoeula , a version of a traditional cabbage stew popular in Milan. At Alfredo de Gran San Bernardo, the Milanese businessmen's restaurant where I first tried the dish, cassoeula was delicious but austere, a sort of cabbagey pot-au-feu whose highlight was a slippery scrap of boiled pig's forehead. At Bestia, chef Ori Menashe's cassoeula is no less austere: pork ribs, veal ribs and sausage presented in a crock of strong broth; meat simmered almost to gelatin, greens cooked to the point where they tear at the touch of a fork.
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