| Mar 16, 2013
Remember when you couldn't go to a restaurant without coming across yet another flourless chocolate cake? And when that trend finally passed, the chocolate fashion became precious, over-elaborate tastings of this and that. I'm glad that's finally passé....
| Sep 1, 2012
Once relatively unknown outside of its home area, the Hatch green chile has become a cult item in Southern California. But what exactly is a Hatch chile?
There is no chile variety called Hatch. Hatch chiles include a whole family of long green peppers...
| Jun 1, 2013
45 minutes. 4 servings
4 (1½-pound) Maine lobsters, preferably female
1 cup (400 grams) garlic-infused olive oil (see note)
2 cups lightly packed (40 grams) basil leaves, stems removed
1 1/2 cups, lightly packed (40 grams) parsley leaves,...
| Sep 1, 2012
The fresh green chile season is short, usually about a month, and Southern California roasts will continue for only two more weeks, possibly three depending on how the harvest holds out.
The Santa Monica Pico farmers market will have a roasting every...
| Aug 17, 2013
Dear SOS: Orange County is often the food stepchild of L.A., but as an avid and loyal reader of the paper edition, I wonder if you could SOS the recipe for Javier's ceviche for those of us down here.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
So you like your hot sauce south-of-the-border spicy, with that extra punch?
Well, Nevada researchers have found that little added twang might not be an intended result of the recipe: Many imported hot sauces sold in the U.S. contain dangerous levels of...
| Oct 13, 2012
Whether your tailgate includes a custom grill setup and team color-coordinated tents or a simple picnic on a well-worn blanket, no pre-game ritual is complete without the spread. This is one party that's as much about the food as it is about fans and...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:08 AM
A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.
It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
| Nov 24, 2012
Dear SOS: I enjoy reading your column, and it occurred to me that you might be able to answer my request. "It was a dark and stormy night," like many we've recently had, when friends and I happened into Smitty's in Pasadena after the theater. Not being...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda's body will be exhumed and autopsied, a judge ruled this week. An investigation of Neruda's death was opened in 2011, 38 years after he died of what was said to be malnutrition or cancer.
Judge Mario Carroza ordered...
| Sep 1, 2012
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 2 onions, green parts only)
1/3 to ½ cup roasted, peeled, chopped green chile
1 cup corn kernels (about 1 ear)
1/2 teaspoon salt...
| Mar 30, 2013
15 minutes. Makes about 1 cup vinaigrette
1/2 cup fish sauce, preferably Red Boat brand
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons (1 ounce) shrimp paste
7 ounces coconut palm sugar, grated (about 1...