| Feb 10, 2011
Spiced mushroom borscht
Total time: 2 hours
Note: This recipe requires cheesecloth and butchers twine to make a sachet.
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| Apr 7, 2011
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: 8 to 12
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| Mar 17, 2011
The joyous festival of Purim, which begins Saturday night, commemorates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from danger. So why not celebrate with a menu that honors that?
Persian cooking has much in common with other Middle Eastern cuisines,...
| Oct 14, 2010
Dear SOS: We recently ate at Jake's Grill in the Governor Hotel in Portland, Ore. They served an avocado watercress soup that was outstanding and unique. Could you please find this recipe for us?
Mary and Jerry Mihld
Dear Mary and Jerry:...
| Jan 18, 2011
There's chutney everywhere: streaked across piles of rice, dabbed on crisp flatbreads, blotted up by grilled kebabs. Jars of the stuff — gleaming containers of pure verdant green and sticky maraschino red — are on display. At Chili Chutney,...
| Jun 24, 2010
Dear SOS: The coffee cake at South Pasadena's Heirloom Bakery and Cafe, near the train station, is fabulous. Each day it's flavored differently for variety ... chocolate chips, raspberry, etc. I would love to have the recipe to make at home for a treat...
| Nov 18, 2010
Queen and Diva's mac 'n' cheese
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: From Sebrena Smith and Sean Swayze.
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| Nov 18, 2010
Dear SOS: My husband and I have been regulars at Warszawa in Santa Monica for years. On hot days, I dream about their cold borscht, which is perfectly balanced and better than anything my grandmother ever made. Is there any way you could find out their...
| Nov 25, 2010
Dear SOS: I'm wondering if you can give me the recipe used at Canter's Bakery on Fairfax for their loaf-style cheesecake, sold by the pound. I've loved it for years and looked for one like it in many cookbooks without luck. I would love to be able to...
| Mar 24, 2012
Dear SOS: We were hosted by our good friends for our 50th anniversary for dinner at Morton's Steakhouse. We were served smoked salmon pizza as an appetizer. Could you manage to get the recipe?
Dear Sylvia: Morton's was happy to...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Dear SOS: My boyfriend and I had the most amazing meal at Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. Everything was absolutely delicious, but my favorite dish was the Brussels sprouts with a tomato relish and smoked paprika cream ... soooo yummy. Would love to...
| May 12, 2011
| 6:46 PM
I love to host family and friends, but dinners aren't always easy to organize. Our youngest children can be cranky at that time of day, my husband, Paolo, and I are often worn out after working or chauffeuring the kids, and it's become challenging to...