December 26, 1991
Thanks for Anne Mendelson's review (Dec. 19) of Jeff Smith's latest outrage. She has neatly placed him on a skewer and toasted him to a fare-thee-well. With his slovenly recipes, his sly product endorsements and his endless stream of irritating assertions, he has been getting away with the equivalent of mayhem for years. DAVID A. WILSON, Northridge
October 8, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes, plus marinating time Servings: 2 to 4 Note: This recipe calls for bamboo skewers. 1 pound cleaned, tail-on jumbo shrimp (12 to 16) Charmoula (see recipe), divided 1 large lemon, sliced crosswise into 1/8 -inch slices Oil for the grill 1. Combine the shrimp and one-third cup charmoula in a large nonreactive bowl or resealable plastic bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Ten minutes before removing the shrimp from the refrigerator, soak the bamboo skewers in water to prevent the wood from burning.
August 29, 2002 |
Sakura House. Could a Japanese restaurant have a more hackneyed name? It's like being a Chinese restaurant called the Golden Pagoda. But the rest of its name--Sizzling Skewers of Kushiyaki--indicates we're not in for sushi and tempura. In Japan, kushiyaki means seafood grilled on skewers. This place gives the skewer treatment to everything you can imagine, even eggs, nuts and chicken skin.
March 5, 2008
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from "The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa" by Marcus Samuelsson. See the accompanying recipe for tamarind liquid. Or you can use canned "fresh tamarind concentrate" (use the same amount as of tamarind liquid). The C.T.F. brand is available at K.H. Supermarket in Long Beach, Ai Hoa market in downtown Los Angeles (Chinatown) and Saigon Market in Lawndale.
March 26, 2000 |
They beat Al Gore like a drum, thrashed through the bushes in search of George W. and shook Bill Clinton's tree. For the 115th year, journalism's Gridiron Club proved Saturday night it is possible to scorch the mighty and break bread with them. Vice President Al Gore sat in for President Clinton, but absence did not let the latter escape notice that he soon will be an ex-president: "Bimbo eruptions, who's gonna care--when you're out the door?
June 21, 1991 |
The current fascination with film noir and hard-boiled detective fiction continues with Hollywood Actors Theatre's production of Stuart Gordon and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon's adaptation of Raymond Chandler's "The Little Sister." The bare-bones production, director Ernest Kearney's snail-like pacing and Dennis Garber's Philip Marlowe--who acts more like Willy Loman--do a disservice to Chandler and our memories of the crisp, jagged edge of the genre.
July 19, 2011 |
Your burger has lettuce, so it must be healthy, right? A strawberry milkshake has fruit doesn't it? The Center for Science in the Public Interest's 2011 Xtreme Eating Awards are out, and they're serving up a healthy serving of reality (perhaps a little heavy on the snark) on some of the top offenders in American restaurants. If there's a theme, it seems to be centered on the meat and dairy - featuring a built-in-bacon burger from IHOP (1,250 calories plus two days' worth of saturated fat)
April 23, 2013 |
Sure, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival offers enough music for every fan -- despite whatever gripes purists have about the year's lineup -- but the festival has become just as good for people-watching. And not just innocuous gaping at the attention-seeking outfits or the gloriously sun-kissed taut bodies wearing next to nothing - the festival grounds is a hotbed for an array of archetypes that are easy to make fun of, especially the folks who, as a reader commented , “go to be seen - to show their friends that they are 'cool' (which they most assuredly are NOT)
March 3, 1995 |
Talk about ungrateful offspring! It seems the principal characters in "Impact This!"--Leslie Caveny's hilariously biting new play at Theatre West--would go to any length to escape their own creator. Even murder. In the first 10 minutes the heroine, an unnamed feminist artist-turned-terroristplayed by Caveny herself, falls in love with the affable but clueless bystander she was supposed to assassinate.
February 14, 2002 |
Extricating Christopher Fry's "The Lady's Not for Burning" from its original setting--amid the witch trials of 15th century Europe--and dropping it into New England in the late 1940s is not as much of a conceptual stretch as it might appear. Despite the faux Shakespearean homages in this witty, intricately constructed verse comedy, Fry penned the play in 1949, and its anachronisms and subtextual modern sensibilities feel quite at home in the later era.