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September 15, 2012
  Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 9 to 12 6 tablespoons tahini, stirred in the jar until blended before measuring 3 tablespoons water, more if needed 6 tablespoons date honey (also known as silan or date molasses) or bee honey, more if desired Spoon the tahini into a small bowl. Add the water and stir until smooth. Stir in the date honey and continue stirring until the sauce is smooth. Taste, and add more date honey if you would like the sauce to be sweeter.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
While Jon Hamm's "Mad Men" character Don Draper tends to bottle up his emotions, the actor Jon Hamm is very free with his -- so free he's helping "Sesame Street" explain a few emotions to its young audience.  With the help of the resident "Sesame Street" TV host, Murray, Hamm runs through "frustrated," "guilty" and "amazed. " Check it out in the video above. It's about time someone explained "amazed," honestly, given the word's frequency of use these days.  With "guilty," well, we're happy to see Hamm re-creating that one without the stereotypical celebrity mug shot accompaniment!
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012
'Sesame Street' Presented by the Seventh Letter and Neff Headwear Where: Known Gallery, 441 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. When: Sat. 6-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Price: Free entry Info: neffheadwear.com/sesame theseventhletter.com
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On a soundstage in the heart of Hollywood this week, a chicken was giving directions to Mindy Kaling. The chicken, perched on the shoulder of "The Mindy Project" star, squawked off a couple of instructions to the crew, then muttered, "My mom would be so proud of me ... if she wasn't stew. " The chicken was located on the hand of director Joey Mazzarino, and it wasn't just any chicken. It was a "Sesame Street" Muppet chicken. PHOTOS: Families that changed TV   Although Sesame Street is an imaginary address, most people realize the TV show "Sesame Street" shoots in New York City.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
In South Africa, restaurant chain Wimpy is welcoming blind customers -- by serving them burgers with words in Braille spelled out on their buns with sesame seeds. In a viral YouTube video promoting its in-store Braille menus, the company shows the seeds being meticulously placed onto the bread with tweezers before being baked. Diners at three Braille organizations were then given the 15 burgers, which were marked with descriptions such as “100% pure beef.” Fast-food advertising has always been heavy on the gimmicks and envelope-pushing.
FOOD
January 13, 2011 | By Linda Burum, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Strangers chatting in the fast-moving line outside Asal Bakery & Kabob are all jonesing for a taste of the same thing: warm sangak , a floppy chewy yard-long sesame-encrusted flatbread pulled from the fiery depths of a floor-to-ceiling oven whose constant muted roar dominates the Woodland Hills Persian cafe and bakery. Whether soaked with kebab juices at dinner or slathered with cultured cream and honey for breakfast, the lightly singed sourdough breads, slightly puffy with steam, serve as the heart of every meal here ( sangak is to Iranians what baguettes are to the French)
FOOD
January 9, 1997
As a New Orleans native, I just wanted to let you know that your recipe for a muffaletta (Culinary SOS, Jan. 2) contained an inaccuracy. A muffaletta is served not on French bread but on Italian bread. The dense texture of the Italian bread and the sesame seeds on top are integral ingredients to the muffaletta's unique taste. KETTI KOLIN North Hollywood
NEWS
December 19, 1993
Re Jack Mathews' article about "Sesame Street," "Counting to 25" (TV Times, Nov. 21): This year is the 25th ... be it season, birthday, annual, or Sesame bowl. Mr. Mathews can't count, nor can he spell. It's Furry Arms Hotel, not Fuzzy Arms Apts. Hey Jack, watch "Sesame Street." It may help. J.B., New York To Be or Not to Be P.C. I am writing this in hopes that someone there will realize there are plenty of people who do not agree with the "politically correct" television we have today.
FOOD
November 4, 2009
  Thai peanut chicken wings Total time: About 1 hour, plus marinating and cooling times Servings: 8 to 10 Marinade Zest of 3 Key limes 1/2 cup Key lime juice 1/4 cup water 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon grated ginger 2 teaspoons chipotle powder 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce ...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1999 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Korean restaurant often feels like a men's club. Unaccompanied women diners are likely to be as rare as hot winter days in Seoul. But the waiters are a different matter--they'll probably all be women. And so it is at Yet Gol Restaurant in Gardena, where a highly efficient team of women wait the tables.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Poor Benedict Cumberbatch. Just because he plays brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes on TV, everyone expects him to be some kind of genius, when the truth is he struggles to comprehend basic arithmetic.  OK, not really, but that's the joke that the "Sherlock" star and unlikely sex symbol gamely played along with during a visit to "Sesame Street. " There, he came face to face with the dastardly "Murray-arty," who presented the actor with the "mind-bending challenge" of determining whether there were more apples or oranges on the table in front of him. (Seriously, that whole mystery with the soldier in "The Sign of Three" was a cakewalk compared with this.)
NATIONAL
December 26, 2013 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s. The unusual resume item brought him a kind of mini-celebrity and was a surprisingly frequent focus of job interviews, Adegbile has said, even as he climbed the legal ranks to join a big New York corporate law firm. But as he faces Senate confirmation hearings next month, Adegbile is drawing a different kind of attention from conservative activists.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On HBO's "Game of Thrones," Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey play murderous siblings, driven by their mutual hatred of each other and their twisted sexual appetites (he for prostitutes, she for her twin brother). On PBS' "Sesame Street," those same actors play themselves as teachers of such childhood basics as relaxation and the rules of Simon Says. Dinklage and Headey appeared on "Sesame Street" on Friday and it appeared to be a refreshing change of pace for both performers. Dinklage got the opportunity to sing while Headey got to act in a scene with a muppet character, Murray, who had considerably more charm than most of the residents of Westeros she normally appears on-screen with.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
For a long time, Elmo was the shining star of "Sesame Street," but when the long-running kids show returns for its 44th season on Sept. 16, it's Cookie Monster who's angling to grab all the buzz (and all the cookies, of course). "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" is a new segment being introduced that will help teach pre-schoolers self-regulation. But it's also a chance for the big, blue, cookie-loving monster to get seriously hip. The first segment unveiled by the Sesame Workshop features Cookie Monster parodying Icona Pop's "I Love It!"
WORLD
July 1, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM - Puppeteers from the Israeli version of "Sesame Street" are protesting the cancellation of a puppet festival for Palestinian children at an East Jerusalem theater. Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich ordered the Hakawati Theater temporarily closed last week, preventing the annual festival from being held. Israeli authorities alleged the theater had received sponsorship illegally from the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. The theater's director, Mohammed Halayiqa, denied the accusation , telling Agence France-Presse that the festival was funded by donations from abroad and calling the closure "disgraceful.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Despite years of rumor and speculation, the producers of "Sesame Street" have long said that Bert and Ernie, the Muppet roommates, are not a gay couple. But the New Yorker would beg to differ. For the cover of the July 8 and 15 double issue, the magazine chose the pair to illustrate the joy over the Supreme Court's finding that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act violated the 5th Amendment to the Constitution, paving the way for possible widespread legalization of gay marriage.
FOOD
July 28, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
"What's this?" I ask the proprietor of Hitachiya, a Japanese cookware store in Torrance. I couldn't imagine how such a crude metal spike could possibly be used in the kitchen. "For nailing an eel to a board. " I shudder, remembering the one time I dealt with a still-wriggling eel. "And this?" I wonder, examining a hinged wire mesh basket with handle. "For roasting ginkgo nuts. " I'd made a trip to Hitachiya to buy a Japanese-made hand-hammered steel wok recommended by my friend Sonoko Sakai.
FOOD
November 21, 1985 | BARBARA HANSEN, Times Staff Writer
ABC Seafood is about as close to Hong Kong as you can get. I'm not talking about the seafood, which is fine, but about the dim sum that draws crowds of Chinese to this downtown restaurant. At the popular dim sum places in Hong Kong, tables fill rapidly as soon as the doors open, which is early in the morning. By lunch, seats are in such demand that you eat with an audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
There have been a lot of clips from "The Sopranos" posted online the last couple of days. And several from "Get Shorty," "True Romance," "The Mexican" and many other of James Gandolfini's finest roles. But a tribute to the actor, who passed away in Rome on Wednesday, also came from a most unexpected place: "Sesame Street. " Gandolfini was, without a doubt, an actor for adults. Most all of his roles came in films and TV written and directed explicity for grown-up audiences, and his characters carried enough edge and complexity that they would never have fit in anything meant for all ages.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Sesame Street" has concluded its search for the new Latino character who will be moving on to the cozy New York address for the show's 44th season. And the lucky guy is actor Ismael Cruz Cordova, a Puerto Rican actor who's been seen previously on "The Good Wife" as Jimmy Patrick (though that show has zero crossover with "Sesame Street's" audience). Cordova will play Armando, or "Mando," one of the non-felt residents of "Sesame Street. " His character is a writer from Puerto Rico who will join the other Latino residents, Maria and Luis, as well as the Spanish-speaking Muppets Rosita and Ovejita.
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