June 18, 2013
Total time: About 50 minutes, plus drying time and freezing time Servings: 8 Note: Make the kumquat zest the day before you plan to make the semifreddo. 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. 20 fresh kumquats 1 large cherimoya (about 1 pound) 1 cup whipping cream 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 egg whites Pinch of cream of tartar 1. The day before you plan to make the semifreddo, zest the kumquats using a box grater or microplane.
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January 30, 2013 |
He was remembered by patients and colleagues as a caring and talented physician, one who followed his father's footsteps into medicine. And his friends spoke of how devout he was in his Jewish faith as well as of his kindness and his zest for life. "He was just a good soul," one colleague and friend said. Now police are trying to determine why someone would walk into the urologist's Newport Beach offices and shoot him to death. Dr. Ronald Gilbert was killed Monday in an exam room of his practice in the heart of a bustling medical community, allegedly gunned down by a 75-year-old retired barber who recently told a neighbor that he had cancer and didn't expect to live much longer.
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December 11, 2012 |
The dancing broke out spontaneously. One moment, a guitarist was performing before more than 200 elderly Jewish people, most of whom looked content to remain in their seats and let the latkes settle. The next, the onlookers were on their feet, clapping to traditional Yiddish songs and forming a human chain that whipped around the tables. An elderly woman in a sparkling black dress swung her hips in the corner of the room. Eyes closed, she was doing the polka, no partner required.
December 6, 2012 |
The Indian-made "Delhi Safari," being shown stateside in an English-language version, proves a painless, if only mildly inventive, animated comedy. While it's passable, eco-friendly entertainment for young children, even they will likely spot the low-budget film's creative limitations. It may also be tough for even the most global-minded viewers to square the clearly non-Bollywood voices employed here amid "Delhi's" many localized names, references and visuals. The script, written by director Nikhil Advani with Suresh Nair and Girish Dhamija, finds a mix of jungle animals - a wary mother leopard (voiced by Vanessa Williams)
November 15, 2012 |
When a recipe calls for zest, it's referring to the outermost layer of a citrus fruit -- that colored part of the skin that gives oranges, lemons and limes their vibrant colors. It's the zest that contains those rich, fragrant oils that give so much flavor to a dish or recipe. There are many ways to zest a fruit, whether using a citrus zester (pictured above), a grater, a microplane or rasp, vegetable peeler or even a good old-fashioned paring knife. Simple as it may be, there are still some tips to keep in mind: Make sure you remove only the outermost layer of colored zest, leaving the white pith behind.
August 12, 2012 |
In the run-up to the London Olympics' closing ceremonies, rumors have swirled that the Spice Girls, Britain's quintessential girls pop group, will reunite for a special performance. If they do - and promoters have been cagey about it, with no firm confirmations or denials as of press time - it may seem hard to believe that 18 years have passed since they came on the scene and, with anthems such as "Wannabe," went on to become the No. 1 selling girl group in music history. But one thing is certain: though their "brand" was strong, Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh have all moved gracefully through time, modernizing and updating their looks instead of making the all too common mistake of sticking with a tried and true style.