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April 5, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: At Mendocino Farms, they make this incredible cold couscous salad that's out-of-this-world yummy. I don't usually like couscous, but there is something great about this cold yet tangy summer salad. If possible, could you track it down? Doris Perl Sherman Oaks Dear Doris: Even if we haven't formally hit summer just yet, this brightly colorful and refreshing couscous salad from Mendocino Farms is a perfect way to celebrate the warmer weather we've been experiencing lately.
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April 6, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Dee Dee Penny has a real penchant for black vintage garb, such as high-waisted glamazon shorts and sheer mesh tops, and second-skin leather jackets and mini-dresses. It's a gothic-meets-go-go-girl look that signals a readily identifiable aesthetic for Penny - and one that might work well for an indie pop band. Enter the Dum Dum Girls. Penny (born Kristin Gundred in San Leandro, Calif.) created the Girls as a solo project in 2008. Now she's the fashionable frontwoman of a five-member group, comprising drummer Sandra Vu, bassist Malia James and guitarists Jules Medeiros and Andrew Miller, on tour to promote their third studio album, "Too True," released on Sub Pop Records in January.
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NEWS
October 30, 2013
About 12% of spices imported into the U.S. each year is contaminated with insects, animal excrement, rodent hair and even rubber bands, according to a Food and Drug Administration draft report released Wednesday. The study was conducted in response to recent cases of salmonella found in imported spices. It looked at ways to reduce the rates of human illness caused by contamination in the seasonings. “Nearly all of the insects found in spice samples were stored product pests, indicating inadequate packing or storage conditions.
FOOD
April 5, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: At Mendocino Farms, they make this incredible cold couscous salad that's out-of-this-world yummy. I don't usually like couscous, but there is something great about this cold yet tangy summer salad. If possible, could you track it down? Doris Perl Sherman Oaks Dear Doris: Even if we haven't formally hit summer just yet, this brightly colorful and refreshing couscous salad from Mendocino Farms is a perfect way to celebrate the warmer weather we've been experiencing lately.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Nothing can kill a good recipe faster than a lack of spice. Even kitchen staples such as dried herbs and spices have an expiration date and can lose their potency over time. Properly stored, spices can last a year or two at most, with whole spices generally lasting longer than ground. Store your spices in a cool, dry place, away from moisture and keep them tightly sealed. Whenever I open a new spice jar, I date the back so I can keep tabs on how long it's been open. Once a year, I'll rummage through the collection and check on them.
OPINION
August 30, 2004
Re " 'Little India' Fights for Recognition," Aug. 26: It's too bad that the Artesia City Council and several of its community groups don't want to give this thriving commercial corridor the recognition it truly deserves. Little India is a joy to walk through and to shop and dine in; it is one of our favorite neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. If they won't put up a sign, if they want to pretend that it's not there, we'll just have to keep following the rich, invisible scent of spices in the air that calls us there every time.
FOOD
June 11, 1997 | MARGARET SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Logam Naidoo Penry was born in Durban, South Africa. But her soft, clipped accent reveals a world of places. Her mother came from Mauritius, her father's family from Madras. She was raised by Zulu maids and educated in Scotland. Her husband, Benjamin Penry, is a surgeon from Wales. She practiced anesthesiology in England, spent several years in Canada as an interior designer and is now retired and living in Laguna Niguel. Penry's cooking favors her Indian roots.
NEWS
November 9, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
If you thought peanut allergies were bad, meet what may be a far worse affliction: Approximately 2% to 3% of the population suffers from severe allergies to spices, according to a presentation Friday at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim by its past president, Dr. Sami Bahna. Spices are everywhere. So while it may be possible to avoid peanuts and other common allergens when dining at restaurants, the ubiquity of spices makes eating out extremely difficult, and can also restrict the use of store-bought and processed foods, as spices are not always listed on packaging.
FOOD
April 17, 1986 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
Dear SOS: At a recent party I tasted a delicious chicken dish called five spice chicken. I can't find a recipe in my cookbooks, so I would appreciate it if you could obtain it from Kay's Gourmet Catering in Westlake, who prepared it. --ANITA Dear Anita: Five spice chicken uses a combination of spices with an Oriental touch. The chicken is great for picnics or noshing at a party. You can adjust the spices as desired.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The new rom-com remake "About Last Night" finds Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant following in the footsteps of Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who in the 1986 adaptation of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" played a fetching young couple grappling with love and commitment in the big city. Meanwhile, their two best friends - Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins then, Kevin Hart and Regina Hall now - alternately hook up and bicker. But while Lowe and Moore's lovebirds were the draw in the first outing, this time it's the comic relief of Hart and Hall leaving an impression on movie critics, many of whom say the film is pretty satisfying, if rather familiar.
TRAVEL
February 8, 2014
Nopi in London is a wonderful restaurant run by two guys from Jerusalem, one Israeli and one Palestinian. It serves Middle Eastern food prepared with surprising spices and herbs. Nopi, 21-22 Warwick St.; 011-44-20-7494-9584, http://www.nopi-restaurant.com . Reservations recommended. Patricia L. Moore Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are expected to join headline act Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show on Feb. 2 in New Jersey. Mars is scheduled to make the announcement that he has invited the group to appear at the big game during Fox's coverage of the New Orleans Saints-Seattle Seahawks playoff contest on Saturday, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Currently on tour, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were already lined up to play a pre-Super Bowl bash in Brooklyn on Feb. 1, hosted by sports radio station WFAN-AM in New York.
WORLD
January 9, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
The European Union "nanny state" strikes again, this time at a breakfast favorite in Denmark. New EU food safety rules limit the amount of cinnamon that can be used in pastries because of new concern about excessive consumption of a naturally occurring trace chemical compound called coumarin. Studies have linked high coumarin intake to liver damage in a small number of sensitive people, the Euro Weekly News reported. EU rules for "everyday fine baked goods" set the amount of traditional cassia cinnamon to 15 mg per kilogram [.0005 ounce per 2.2 pounds]
NEWS
October 30, 2013
About 12% of spices imported into the U.S. each year is contaminated with insects, animal excrement, rodent hair and even rubber bands, according to a Food and Drug Administration draft report released Wednesday. The study was conducted in response to recent cases of salmonella found in imported spices. It looked at ways to reduce the rates of human illness caused by contamination in the seasonings. “Nearly all of the insects found in spice samples were stored product pests, indicating inadequate packing or storage conditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Redlands police began distributing warning letters Thursday to local businesses, advising them that the sale and use of toxic, synthetic chemical drugs known as “Spice” and “bath salts” will be banned in the city. In the wake of growing numbers of people having medical problems and psychiatric issues associated with the manmade drugs, Redlands City Council last month outlawed the sale and use of the drugs. The law takes effect Friday. “These drugs are as dangerous as PCP and meth, yet stores have been selling them and our youth have been using them legally,” Lt. Travis Martinez said.
SPORTS
July 3, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels had their share of battles with - and laughs at the expense of - Manny Ramirez when he played for the Boston Red Sox and Dodgers, and they could get another dose of the enigmatic and always entertaining slugger this summer after he signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. “He's actually one of my favorite hitters to watch,” Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick said. “He stayed through the middle a lot, stayed on breaking balls, he was a great hitter.
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