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August 6, 2008
  Canned tuna is so commonplace you might think it's crazy to make your own. OK, so call this tuna "conserved" instead. It's not just a change of names. Following Food editor Russ Parsons' recipe, take chunks of good albacore tuna and slowly poach it in warm, flavored olive oil and you've got a fish that's as close to canned tuna as a Bentley is to a Kia.
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May 25, 2013
  1 hour. 6 servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, sliced in ¼-inch half-moons 4 slices prosciutto, cut in ¼-inch ribbons 6 red and yellow bell peppers 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 pound spaghetti Grated Pecorino Romano 1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion and prosciutto, and cook until the onions have softened but...
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BUSINESS
March 15, 2011 | From Times wire reports
Lean Cuisine has ordered more than 10,000 pounds of its frozen spaghetti and meatball entrees recalled, according to the Department of Agriculture. The dishes are said to possibly contain foreign material. The company received complaints from consumers about hard plastic in the dinners. No injuries were reported. The spaghetti is produced by Nestle and was shipped to stores east of the Rocky Mountains. The complains have come from consumers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota.
NEWS
February 7, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
A touch of fresh-toasted bread crumbs can literally transform a dish, whether sprinkling them over vegetables or gratins, they even work magic drizzled over desserts. And they can elevate a simple pasta dish, too, as Food editor Russ Parsons shows in this amazing (and simple) recipe for spaghetti with arugula and garlic bread crumbs . For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix several dishes in an hour or less.
FOOD
May 19, 2011
  Spaghetti with arugula and garlic bread crumbs Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1 clove garlic, split in half lengthwise Olive oil Salt 1 pound spaghetti 1/2 cup finely chopped arugula Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1. Combine the bread crumbs in a small saucepan with the garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Stir to coat well; there should be only a light trace of oil in the bottom of the pan. Season with a pinch of salt and place over medium-high heat.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1999
It used to be served with meatballs. These days, just about anything goes on this most famous of pastas. * Il Pastaio: Spelt (farro) is an ancient cousin of modern durum wheat. It makes a flavorful, pleasurably chewy pale brown spaghetti. To showcase its virtues, this unusual pasta is dressed simply with fresh ricotta, lemon juice and lemon zest. (Spelt spaghetti, $11.50.) Il Pastaio, 400 N. Can~on Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 205-5443.
FOOD
March 11, 2010
Whole wheat spaghetti with green garlic and fried egg Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Green garlic is available seasonally from farmers markets and select well-stocked supermarkets. 1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti 8 stalks green garlic, halved lengthwise, washed, dried and sliced thinly lengthwise 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 eggs, at room temperature Coarsely grated black pepper Sea salt 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti until just al dente, about 9 minutes, or according to the instructions on the package.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1998
I read "Greenspan Signals Fed Won't Raise Rates Soon" (June 11) and learned how pleased Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan is with America's economy. There is negligible inflation and booming stock prices. So why did the price of the veal ribs I buy shoot up recently from $2.99 a pound to $4.99? And why has the Italian restaurant I frequent increased the price of a spaghetti meal by 30%? And why does the church I belong to need to do its share by preparing 100 meals a week for the hungry and homeless in Santa Monica?
OPINION
November 17, 1985
The Times editorial (Nov. 8), "Heed the Great Spaghetti Spat," is unfair to American pasta manufacturers. The editorial points out that the tariffs recently placed on Italian imported pasta "will please only the U.S. pasta producers." It was not pointed out that the Italian pasta manufacturers buy our U.S. durum wheat. They ship it to Italy process it into pasta and then ship it back to the United States and still undersell the American manufacturer by 2 cents a pound. The reason that they are able to do this is that the Italian government subsidizes the Italian manufacturer to the tune of 20 cents a pound.
NEWS
October 7, 1991 | JACK SMITH
I did not mean to get so wound up in spaghetti and the etiquette of eating it. I'm finished with it. However, there are inevitably some loose strands. Melanie Lewis of Modern Manners writes that she is writing a new book on etiquette, evidently focusing on the manners of Southern California. (Her address, if you have any ideas for her, is 1502 Welldow Lane, Fullerton CA 92631.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2012 | By Erin Aubry Kaplan, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tracey White's initial impression of "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino's new slave-era shoot-'em-up extravaganza, could be summed up in three words: smart, funny and ugly. Sitting through a recent screening in Beverly Hills, the L.A. costume designer was mostly absorbed and found herself laughing aloud at particularly outrageous moments. But White, who is black, said her feelings evolved significantly. Two days after reflecting on the matter of slavery and Tarantino's treatment, she pronounced the movie mostly ugly.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The music in any Quentin Tarantino film is an adventure unto itself, a tradition that continues with “Django Unchained,” Tarantino's movie opening on Christmas Day. The soundtrack album was released a week ahead of the film itself, and Tarantino took time to walk listeners through the music in a Sirius XM satellite radio special, “Quentin Tarantino Unleashed,” that aired Dec. 14 on Little Steven's Underground Garage show, which Tarantino...
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
An Italian phrase, al dente literally means "to the tooth. " The term is often used in recipes to refer to the texture a food should have when it is cooked -- most notably pasta -- but also with rice and sometimes vegetables. To check for an al dente texture with pasta and rice as you're cooking, take a noodle or grain out of the pot and bite into it. The outer layer of the pasta or rice should be fully cooked, but with a very thin dot of white in the center; the texture should be soft but firm.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan
This wonderfully titled American Cinematheque tribute to the Italian westerns that made Clint Eastwood a major star and director Sergio Leone and composer Ennio Morricone international celebrities is so big that it's taking over both the Hollywood and Santa Monica branches of the Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, see the two films that started the trend: 1964's "A Fistful of Dollars" and the sequel, "For a Few Dollars More. " The first starred Eastwood in a shameless remake of Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo," while the second paired him with the sinister Lee Van Cleef.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2012 | By Susan King
The genre known as spaghetti westerns featured more than just actor Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone.  There were numerous directors and actors who appeared in these 1960s-era films. And the American Cinematheque's “Spaghetti Westerns Unchained” series serves up treats from such masters as Sergio Corbucci and Carlo Lizzani. The fun begins Thursday at the Egyptian Theatre with 1966's “The Big Gundown,” directed by Sergio Sollima, with Lee Van Cleef, and Lizzani's 1966 “The Hills Ran Red,” with Henry Silva and film noir icon Dan Duryea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2012 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County prosecutors are examining large property tax breaks extended to the owners of the Old Spaghetti Factory, the now-closed Hollywood landmark, as part of their influence-peddling investigation of Assessor John Noguez. Prosecutors are also looking at more than a hundred Westside properties whose owners got secret, improper tax reductions from a former assessor's office employee who said he broke the rules hoping to generate contributions to Noguez's campaign account.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1985 | HERBERT J. VIDA
A spaghetti cook-off? Paul Chavira of Garden Grove and Robert Fuess of Costa Mesa figure it is a delicious way to raise money for the Orange County American Red Cross. Their plan is to round up 100 teams who would pay $50 each to compete for the $1,000 grand prize, and at the same time attract 10,000 people, at $5 each, to watch, taste the sauce and visit other attractions such as 20 wine booths. They would also witness an attempt to break the world's record for spaghetti eating.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The music in any Quentin Tarantino film is an adventure unto itself, a tradition that continues with “Django Unchained,” Tarantino's movie opening on Christmas Day. The soundtrack album was released a week ahead of the film itself, and Tarantino took time to walk listeners through the music in a Sirius XM satellite radio special, “Quentin Tarantino Unleashed,” that aired Dec. 14 on Little Steven's Underground Garage show, which Tarantino...
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