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Recipes for the best picnic ever

  • Recipe: Buttermilk fried chicken

    Recipe: Buttermilk fried chicken

      Total time: 55 minutes, plus overnight brining and drying time Servings: 4 to 6 Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Serve the chicken with lemon wedges and a drizzle of hot sauce. 1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds 1/3 cup kosher salt 3 cloves crushed garlic 6 sprigs thyme 6 sprigs rosemary...

  • Recipe: Three-cabbage coleslaw

    Recipe: Three-cabbage coleslaw

    Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: From Donna Deane 1 cup (loosely packed) shredded red cabbage 3 cups (loosely packed) shredded green cabbage 3 cups (loosely packed) shredded savoy cabbage 1/2 cup green pepper, cut into small dice 1/4 cup chopped green onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped...

  • Recipe: Midnight chocolate brownie bites

    Recipe: Midnight chocolate brownie bites

      Former Test Kitchen director Donna Deane, who retired this year, was one of the best bakers we've ever known. Pies with flaky crusts, cakes with delicate crumb, she could do it all. Few recipes have better demonstrated that than these fabulous chocolate brownies, which she developed for a story...

  • Country ham: What to look for and where to find it

    Country ham: What to look for and where to find it

    And there's always a country ham PINK, smoky, deeply flavorful ham -- a few slices sandwiched in a biscuit make for summer-in-the-sun picnic deliciousness. Of course, we're talking ham of the dry-cured country variety -- cured, dried, aged, then smoked (not soaked in brine). It's salty, pungent...

  • The best potato salads around L.A.

    The best potato salads around L.A.

    Classic or gourmet, vegan or not, these salads bring it home, thanks to Porta Via, Nijiya Market, M Café de Chaya, Gus's Barbecue, Joan's on Third,

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