| Apr 27, 2013
1 hour, plus setting times. Serves 8
1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, preferably 70% Cordillera
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons brandy
1/4 pound (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
1. Cut the chocolate into 2-...
| Jun 1, 2013
Dear SOS: The chilled tomato soup at the Obika Mozzarella Bar in Century City is bright, refreshing and delicious. Any chance they'd be willing to share?
Dear Jody: Tomato soup doesn't get any more fresh, simple or fast...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Active Work Time: 20 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 1 hour chilling
4 ounces (about 4 slices) stale bread, crusts removed
2 cloves garlic
2 pounds tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 (2-inch-square) piece green bell pepper,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
What do you cook when the calendar tells you that spring is coming soon, while every weather report or look out your window reminds you that winter is still here?
Cooking with the best seasonal ingredients is always a pleasure. But staying true to the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Dinner doesn't get much easier than chilled summer fruit soups. Each of these soups comes together in 30 minutes or less, and with a little chilling time they are a rich and satisfying way to beat the summer heat.
Mild yet refreshing, this chilled...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Tuscany is famous for lots of things, including its classic bread salad. Well, now we can make it at home, too, using fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions -- in just minutes!
Preparation Time: 15 min
What You'll Need:
- 10 ripe plum...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Love the bright flavor and subtle sweet perfume of fresh melon? Well, they're in season and there are so many ways to use them. Whether you're looking for a light dinner or a colorful summer side, may we suggest some ideas:
Take everything you love...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sometimes nothing beats summer's heat better than a bowl of chilled soup. Gazpacho is classic, but why not try building soups around other refreshing ingredients, like grapes, cucumber and melon? Check out these ideas from our Test Kitchen:
| May 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Looking for a cool way to beat the heat? And you want flavor and color too? Oh, and you want it in under an hour. I have one word: gazpacho. This refreshing summer soup is typically made from a puree of garden-fresh tomatoes and vegetables, dried bread, a...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Spring is in the air. The season is evident at the market, in the garden and in the occasional beautiful weather. Don't kid yourself, though -- spring has its share of cold and rainy days, too.
I was recently reminded of this on a chilly day recently...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Tonight's dinner recipe is a request from one of our readers: "My husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary with a beautiful lunch and wine tasting at Tierra Sur, the restaurant at the Herzog Winery in Oxnard. To begin the......