| Aug 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...
| Aug 21, 2012
Q: Many years ago I was dining in a restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. I ordered pressed duck. It was served in a deep fried form about 6 inches in length, 4 inches wide and about an inch or so thick. The vegetables were pressed together with the duck and...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - "Would you like to come to our party?" my 8-year-old daughter asked.
I wasn't sure what kind of party I was attending, but I nodded my head and followed her to our living room.
Four stuffed animals were seated around a small turquoise...
| Mar 28, 2012
The Passover story of the deliverance of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt resonates particularly strongly for people like Wolfgang "Wolfie" Rauner who escaped Nazi persecution for a new life in the United States.
Rauner, 83, arrived here June 21,...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 5:39 AM
For four people
2 c dry cider
½ c honey
½ c pear vinegar
2 pieces star anise
1 bay leaf
1 medium shallot, minced
1 T Dijon mustard
4 T unsalted butter, cold
2 T pickled ginger, chopped or julienned
4 pork chops
Oil for cooking...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:54 PM
All that dashing and dancing in the kitchen adds up to a lot of time around the holidays. Anything you can do ahead is bound to help.
That may be enough motivation to make cookie doughs in advance and stash them in the refrigerator, ready to bake....
| Nov 19, 2012
Homemade Ginger Sugar
2 cups fine granulated white sugar
2 candied ginger cubes
Mix together in a blender until smooth and aromatic.
Vanilla Bean Sugar
2 cups fine granulated raw sugar
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Maple Blueberry Sweet Potatoes
The Clare has its own twist on the traditional sweet potato side dish. "We use nice, tender, baby sweet potatoes sautéed with maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar. Sprinkling in blueberries adds color and...
| Aug 19, 2010
Spicy cantaloupe and ginger pops
Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: Makes about 6 to 8 popsicles, depending on the size of the mold
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A....
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:36 PM
For a spectacular holiday menu, a roast is a must. A boneless beef rib-eye roast is perfect for a special celebration. Beef rib-eye is tender and delicious, and because it's boneless, carving will be a cinch. This year add a twist to tradition: Cook the...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Whenever you have a recipe that calls for fresh ginger, rest assured. There is an easy way to peel it before using. Just use a spoon. Because the skin is so delicate and tissue-like, a spoon can easily scrape it......
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Got mandarins? Watch this video of Times Food editor Russ Parsons. He'll show you how to make this recipe for mandarin parfait with candied ginger. If you try this recipe, let us know how it turns out. And please take......