July 18, 2007 |
HOW to choose among the seemingly endless array of tortillas available in Los Angeles? The Times tasting panel met last week to give it a try. Joining me on the panel were food editor Leslie Brenner, assistant food editor Betty Hallock, staff writer Charles Perry, test kitchen director Donna Deane and recipe tester Noelle Carter. We tasted handmade corn tortillas purchased from area markets, tortillerias and taquerias, including Los 5 Puntos on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, El Parian on West Pico Boulevard, Olvera Street's La Luz del Dia and Tonny's in Pasadena.
January 28, 2009
Total time: 1 hour Servings: 6 Note: The chicharrones de queso are adapted from Jimmy Shaw, chef-owner of Lotería Grill, who serves them with warm tortillas, guacamole and salsa verde. Make the salsa one day ahead to allow the flavors to blend. You will have extra salsa; save the remainder for another use. 5 tomatillos, peeled of their husks and finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 cucumber (not English), peeled, seeded and finely diced (about 1 cup)
December 18, 1996 |
Once you accept the fact that Luis Santiero's "Our Lady of the Tortilla," at Alternative Repertory Theatre, is little more than a sitcom episode, you can relax and enjoy its little jokes. That's not to say there isn't more in the play than jokes. Santiero has some comments on the foolishness of empty dreams, the benefit of belief and, most prominently, the value--or lack of value--in maintaining too powerful a hold on one's heritage. But he doesn't belabor his comments.
October 19, 1990 |
Authorities will give credit cards to 3.2 million poor families who have never had them before, the government newspaper El Nacional reported Thursday. The credit cards will be good for two pounds of free tortillas a day.
June 3, 2010 |
In the beginning, there was grilled cheese, and it was good. How could it not be — creamy melted cheese, bread crisped in butter? And then, of course, came the panini, once a simple Italian snack bar staple, turned seemingly ubiquitous. Now it looks like it may be the quesadilla's turn. And, really, the only thing to be said is: It's about time. Granted, making quesadillas is not going to earn you a reputation among your friends as the next Top Chef. Not unless it's at the end of a long day of work and they're hungry.
January 6, 2011
Green enchiladas in the oven Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 6 Note: Enchiladas are always better if made individually and served immediately. However, if you are having a party, you can assemble the dish like a casserole ahead of time. Assemble the enchiladas in the baking dish without adding the remaining salsa, cream or cheese. About 30 minutes before you are ready to sit down to dinner, pour the salsa on top of the dish, layer over the cream and cheese and place it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.