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  • Las Vegas: Vegans, get ready for a feast

    Las Vegas: Vegans, get ready for a feast
    There's only a one-letter difference between "Vegas" and "vegan," but until recently the two could not have been further apart. For years, the best herbivore option in Sin City has been a nondescript shop on Spring Mountain Road called Ronald's Donuts...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Portions satisfy at Wildfish

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Portions satisfy at Wildfish
    There's a new chef at Wildfish, Keith Stich, but the scene is still wild and the menu is still all about fish. It's a rare visit when the bar isn't buzzin', yet the restaurant continues to serve serious food. The dramatic, ultra-modern décor is...
  • Recipe: Wild rice katsudon with spring vegetables

    Recipe: Wild rice katsudon with spring vegetables
      Wild rice katsudon with spring vegetables Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 4 4 pork cutlets (about 1 pound total) 1/4 cup plus 1 generous tablespoon soy sauce, divided, more to taste 3/4 cup pale beer, preferably a lager Juice of 1 lemon 5 eggs,...
  • The best of 2004

    This year the Food section published 380 recipes. How do we remember them all, much less decide on 10 best? It's a perennial dilemma. Take Russ Parsons' spiny lobster story (Oct. 20). It offered three lobster recipes that each received an equal number of...
  • Recipe: Exquisite Salad

    Recipe: Exquisite Salad
      1 cup white and brown rice mix 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 3/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup cilantro leaves Salt White pepper 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, chilled 1/2 cup sliced green onions 1 cup diced tomato...
  • Recipe: Mushroom quenelles with spring vegetables

    Recipe: Mushroom quenelles with spring vegetables
      Mushroom quenelles with spring vegetables Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 6 Mushroom duxelles: 1 pound button mushrooms, brushed free of any dirt or grit 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon minced shallot...
  • Market watch: Hard times for California asparagus

    Market watch: Hard times for California asparagus
    The long ranks of asparagus bunches standing at attention at the Zuckerman stalls at local farmers markets look much the same as in previous years, and the green, herbaceous spears are just as tender and delicious. But according to Roscoe Zuckerman, who...
  • Asparagus: How to choose and prepare

    Asparagus: How to choose and prepare
    Asparagus, once a reliable harbinger of spring, is pretty much a year-round presence at Southern California farmers markets these days thanks to a peculiarly mild microclimate outside of Lompoc. But we still only get fat, juicy jumbo asparagus for a...
  • The edge of greatness

    THERE'S nothing more alluring than a nice, close shave. And it doesn't apply only to a man's face: Vegetables and fruits could use a shave, too. No, they don't get a 5 o'clock shadow. And no, you don't shave them with a Gillette. You use a mandoline....
  • How to cook with farmers market produce

    How to cook with farmers market produce
    Go to a farmers market and your mind begins to race. Fava beans? What can I do with them? What about the asparagus? And look at those artichokes! Strawberries, mmmm. There are so many terrific ingredients just begging for you to buy them at this time of...
  • Chat with California Cook columnist Russ Parsons

    2007-08-23 13:07:31.0 Russ Parsons: Hey everybody! and you, too, Diddy. With summer at its peak, I thought today might be a good time to talk about tomatoes. I'll be happy to answer as many questions as I can, but I'd also like to know what you think....
  • Rice's wild side

    Rice's wild side
    Real wild rice, the reedy lake and river grain beloved by the Ojibwa Indians, is a prehistoric pantry staple older than the country itself. Far more than its cultivated cousins, it expresses the flavor of the land that fosters it: vegetal and savory, with...