September 18, 2013 |
Ted Labuza ate sour cream on Tuesday that was two weeks past its due date. And lived to tell the tale. Dana Gunders went to the market and found fat-free milk in quarts that had no date label; the half-gallon had a “sell-by” date, and another container from a different brand had a “best-by” date. Even though nearly all consumers make some decisions about what to throw away based on those stamped dates, they cannot rely on them, said Gunders, food and agriculture staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
June 18, 2013
Serves: 10 For the almond cake: Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup almond meal/flour 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus additional for buttering the cake pan 1 cup sugar, plus additional for sugaring the cake pan 2 eggs Heat the oven to 350 degrees; butter and sugar a 9-inch round cake pan. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a medium bowl.
April 26, 2013
Carrot cake ice cream Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling and freezing time Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. Servings: Makes 1 quart Spiced pecans 1 cup pecan halves 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
April 13, 2013 |
Dear SOS: We had dinner one night at Brunos Trattoria on Birch Street in downtown Brea. Although most of what we had was actually quite good, we fell in love at first bite with the budino al caramello (caramel pudding/chocolate ganache/whipped cream). Yes, it was so good that we would definitely be willing to go there just for that! Is there any way you could get that recipe? Prabha Atluri Walnut Dear Prabha: Creamy caramel custard and rich chocolate ganache are beautifully layered in this dessert, then topped with a dollop of whipped sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped toasted hazelnuts.
December 8, 2012
Total time: 2 hours Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Serve the kugel with sour cream or extra virgin olive oil. 2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes (about 8), scrubbed, unpeeled Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 onions, chopped (3 cups chopped) 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped (5 teaspoons) 1 1/3 cups sour cream, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, or to taste, divided Cayenne pepper to taste 2 large eggs, beaten 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese Paprika for sprinkling 1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with water to cover by about 1 inch and a pinch of salt.
August 20, 2012 |
For dinner tonight, look no further than our Culinary SOS from a couple of weeks ago , requested by Lynne Lipcon of Wayland, Mass.: "There are plenty of good reasons why President and Mrs. Obama chose to return to Sweet Life Café in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard this summer. In my opinion, the best reason would be to delight in a bowl of white gazpacho with steamed clams, grapes, almonds and smoked paprika oil. I have never had anything like it, but it is an experience I would love to re-create at home.