| Dec 2, 2010
Dear SOS: I was recently in San Francisco and had brunch at Serpentine in an area called Dogpatch. They made the most incredible savory bread pudding — the bread was combined with summer squash, zucchini and sweet corn among other things. I don't...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 8:35 PM
You can't bake a great cake without a great recipe; you can't build a great house without great architectural plans, and, as any good gardener will tell you, you can't garden successfully without "The Western Garden Book."
If you garden anywhere...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 8:54 AM
Corn, Black Bean & Zucchini Tamales Recipe yields enough filling for 4 dozen tamales. If preparing 5 lbs. masa (which yields enough masa for 3.5 dozen tamales), you will have a little bit of corn salad left over to eat by the spoonful.
Filling: 1 can...
| Dec 14, 2010
Tuscan Chicken Pasta
1 package Papparadelle pasta
1 package Tony's Tuscan marinated chicken strips
1 tray zucchini and carrot strips
1 can Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
8 ounces fresh baby spinach
1 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 5:18 AM
One. Six One
1251 West Taylor Street
To read more about the restaurant:
Sauteed Tomato Sauce (see recipe below or use your favorite brand)
6 ounces dried spaghetti
2 Tablespoons olive...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Max Berman took a bite out of his fiesta wrap, put it down on his lunch tray and strode across the Bugbee Elementary School cafeteria toward a classmate.
The wrap had been hyped for weeks at Bugbee and two other schools in town. It's a semifinalist in...
| Jun 16, 2011
Dear SOS: Have you tried the roasted veggie burger at Upper West in Santa Monica? If you haven't, you must. It is hands down the best veggie burger on the planet. Would love to see if the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen can come up with the recipe....
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:35 PM
I watched Julia Child with my mom, even when I was as young as 8. I loved how beautiful the foods were garnished and presented, like works of art. That was right up my alley, as I enjoyed drawing and painting.
I provide food for St. Ann Catholic Roman...
| May 10, 2011
| 5:21 PM
One warm Sunday afternoon, in the early 1990s, Uncle Bert indicated to me that, after his death, he was going to leave the two of us the money that he had made from selling the little house that he had built for our grandmother. My brother decided to take...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 5:16 PM
Huntington Beach now has its very own Cucina Alessa. Chef/owner Alessandro Pirozzi opened the first of these home-style Italian restaurants in Newport Beach two years ago to very good reviews. The incredibly energetic Pirozzi now works 18-hour days,...
| Jul 16, 2010
Total time: 20 minutes, plus marinating and pickling time
Servings: 3 cups
Note: Adapted from Judy Rodgers' "The Zuni Café Cookbook."
1 pound zucchini
1 small yellow onion
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 cups cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dry...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 8:09 AM
Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri
Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian
For the marinade:
Juice of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped white onion
1 clove garlic,...