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July 15, 1988
Global Products in Beverly Hills has won a $48,414 contract from the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia to supply 5,040 bottles of distilled vinegar.
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FOOD
April 23, 2014
Total time: 35 minutes, plus 24 hours marinating time Servings: 60 Spicy pickled green beans 1 pound green beans, trimmed 1 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons mustard seeds 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 8 garlic cloves, chopped 8...
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HEALTH
April 28, 2003 | Jane E. Allen
Old-fashioned vinegar is the best thing to quickly neutralize a skin burn caused by alkaline chemicals found in household cleaners, drain openers and industrial solvents. "Common cleaning supplies that contain alkalis, such as sodium hydroxide, can be found under any kitchen sink," said Dr. Stephen Milner, co-author of a study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
FOOD
April 23, 2014
Note: We love pies. We publish pie recipes throughout the year, and we devoted two covers to pies and pie-making. But the pie of the year, we all agree, was Nancy Silverton's lemon meringue tart from her book "The Food of Campanile" (Villard, $35), which we printed in time for Thanksgiving. Silverton makes her meringue smooth and flat, instead of fluffy and high, and she serves the tart with a Champagne vinegar sauce that emphasizes the sour over the sweet. It's a beauty to look at and a treat to eat. SWEET PASTRY DOUGH 2 3/4 cups unbleached pastry or unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for dusting 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup (2 sticks)
HEALTH
August 30, 2010 | Joe Graedon, Teresa Graedon, The People's Pharmacy
I took glucosamine and chondroitin for about seven months. I had gotten little relief for my back pain, but I was willing to continue it to see if eventually it would help. Around that time, I had blood work done and found that my cholesterol had jumped from under 200 to 239. I had made no changes in lifestyle or diet other than these supplements. I haven't taken any since. Dozens of readers report a rise in cholesterol associated with taking glucosamine and chondroitin. In many cases, cholesterol levels go back down after the supplements are discontinued.
FOOD
June 24, 2009
  Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 appetizer portions Note: If you can't find fried tofu, use the firmest fresh tofu you can get. Press the tofu down, leaving something heavy (such as a cutting board stacked with your heaviest cookbooks) on top to squeeze out as much moisture as you can. Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes and dust lightly with cornstarch before frying. 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 stalk green onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon red chile, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 5-7 ounces fried tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes Vegetable oil 1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar and sugar, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.
FOOD
June 8, 2013
  10 minutes. 4 to 6 servings 1 salted anchovy (2 fillets) 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed thoroughly if salted 1/2 cup mixed green herbs, at least half parsley 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice 1. Rinse the anchovies under running water to remove excess salt and then soak in water to cover in small bowl until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove the fillets, discard the skeletons and soak another 5 minutes until flexible.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1989
A Your Wheels column on May 4 recommended a method for combating mold in automobile air conditioners. The process, suggested by an allergist who had safely used it in the past, involved mixing vinegar and household bleach and placing the solution in a pan in a car. Several academic and industry experts have since raised objections to the procedure, saying it could cause irritation in some individuals. In the worst case, the experts said, the vinegar-bleach mixture could produce harmful or irritating fumes.
FOOD
June 2, 2012
Galette dough Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: This makes enough for 1 (9- to 10-inch) galette Note: This is a basic pie crust recipe, with the dough worked a bit more to strengthen it. The cider vinegar is used to help "shorten" the crust, improving the texture. Though you might smell the vinegar as you roll out the crust, you should not taste or smell it in the finished galette. 2 1/4 cups (9.6 ounces) flour Generous 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup cold shortening 1/2 cup (1 stick)
FOOD
July 16, 2013
Berry Pavlova with vanilla whipped cream and pistachios Total time: About 20 minutes, plus macerating time for the berries Servings: 10 to 12 Note: Banyuls vinegar is available at Surfas in Culver City, Nicole's in Pasadena and the Cheese Store of Silver Lake. You can also use balsamic vinegar. 1/4 cup shelled pistachios 2 pints strawberries 1/2 pint blueberries 1/2 pint blackberries 1/2 pint raspberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon Banyuls vinegar 1 pint whipping cream, chilled 1 vanilla bean, split 1 Pavlova shell 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
You may have seen mixologist Gabriella Mlynarczyk behind the bar at Ink , where's she's been working for almost two years. Before that, she was behind the bar at the now-shuttered Eva in mid-town. You may have even tasted one of her cocktails made with shrubs, maybe her gin cocktail with beet and opal basil shrub finished with a dose of sparkling rosé. The drinking vinegars actually go back to colonial times in this country. And if you're as intrigued with shrubs as she is, sign up for the shrubs class she'll be teaching Nov. 24 at Bar & Garden in Culver City.
NEWS
October 2, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Chef Bruce Kalman, a New Jersey native, and has a thing for pickles. He's so passionate about them that he left a good job at the Churchill to start his own pickle company out of a rented commercial kitchen on Robertson Boulevard in West L.A. Bruce's Prime Pickle Co. is small but Kalman's ambitions for it are big. Dressed in a #got pickles T-shirt with a vinegar-scented apron on a recent weekday afternoon, Kalman showed off the tools of his...
FOOD
August 16, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 1 red bell pepper 1 yellow bell pepper 1/2 cup olive oil plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced shallot Kosher salt, coarse black pepper 1 large globe eggplant, about 1 1/2 pounds 10 fresh basil leaves, torn Fleur de sel 1. Coat the peppers with one-half teaspoon of olive oil....
FOOD
July 16, 2013
Berry Pavlova with vanilla whipped cream and pistachios Total time: About 20 minutes, plus macerating time for the berries Servings: 10 to 12 Note: Banyuls vinegar is available at Surfas in Culver City, Nicole's in Pasadena and the Cheese Store of Silver Lake. You can also use balsamic vinegar. 1/4 cup shelled pistachios 2 pints strawberries 1/2 pint blueberries 1/2 pint blackberries 1/2 pint raspberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon Banyuls vinegar 1 pint whipping cream, chilled 1 vanilla bean, split 1 Pavlova shell 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
FOOD
June 8, 2013
  10 minutes. 4 to 6 servings 1 salted anchovy (2 fillets) 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed thoroughly if salted 1/2 cup mixed green herbs, at least half parsley 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice 1. Rinse the anchovies under running water to remove excess salt and then soak in water to cover in small bowl until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove the fillets, discard the skeletons and soak another 5 minutes until flexible.
FOOD
May 13, 2013
Total time: 40 minutes, plus at least 4 hours' chilling time Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This slightly sweet soup is an adaptation of a classic Hungarian dish. It makes an elegant first course for an early-summer dinner. 8 whole cloves 12 whole allspice 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 12 whole black peppercorns 1 (750-ml) bottle rose wine 1/3 cup sugar 2 pounds cherries, stemmed and pitted 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 3/4 cup creme fraiche or yogurt, plus 1/2 cup more for serving 1. Cut a piece of cheesecloth about 5 inches square.
FOOD
September 10, 2008
Total time: About 8 minutes Servings: Scant 2 cups Note: It's important that all ingredients are at room temperature. For those concerned about salmonella, place the yolks and 1 tablespoon of water in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Whisk constantly until the yolks reach 160 degrees (they will thicken noticeably and lighten in color), then proceed with the recipe. 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Generous pinch of fine sea salt Generous pinch of white pepper 1 cup canola oil 1/2 cup good-quality olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1. Place the yolks, vinegar, 1 tablespoon water, salt and pepper in a 2-cup measuring cup or a tall beaker used for immersion blenders.
FOOD
July 15, 2010
  Quinoa lentil salad with tomatoes Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: 6 1 cup French green or brown lentils, sorted and rinsed Salt and pepper 1/4 cup white wine vinegar or cider vinegar, plus more for drizzling 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and strained 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 large garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup fresh parsley 2 cups...
FOOD
April 6, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
Here are samples from three of my favorite books. From "Mediterranean Food" by Elizabeth David Ratatouille aux Oeufs 1 lb. potatoes, 3/4 lb. onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 small marrows (zucchini), 3 tomatoes, 3 green pimentos (sweet peppers), eggs, olive oil, lard. Clean all the vegetables and then cut them into rounds. Into a heavy frying pan put half a glass of oil and 2 tablespoons of lard; put in the vegetables, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 45 minutes, and then another 30 minutes without the lid. Turn into a serving dish and place on top a fried egg for each person.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Looking for creative ways to decorate your Easter eggs? A few years back we ran a story on dyeing (and creatively un-dyeing) Easter eggs, taking inspiration from herbs growing in spring gardens and with a little help from vinegar or bleach. RECIPES: 22 recipes using leftover hard-boiled eggs Continue reading below for our decorating details. And please share your decorating ideas in the comments below -- we'd love to know what you're doing to dress up your Easter eggs!
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