| Mar 16, 2013
In a city that could be considered the melting pot of the world, it's only fitting that our pick for a St. Patrick's Day cocktail is Mexican. Created by mixologist Gilbert Marquez for Santa Monica's nouveau Mexican restaurant Mercado, the drink is...
| Mar 30, 2013
Chiang Mai-style curry
6 1/2 hours. Serves 8 to 12.
Housemade red curry
1 ounce (about 60) dried red chiles
About 2 3/4 tablespoons (.8 ounce) white peppercorns
About 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (.55 ounce) whole cumin seeds
About 3 1/2...
| Jul 7, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, plus 1 hour cooling time for the artichokes
Note: Adapted from Alain Passard's "The Art of Cooking with Vegetables"
4 medium artichokes with tightly packed leaves
12 large fresh (not dried) bay leaves
6 to 8...
| Jul 14, 2012
Until very recently, I'd never actually eaten Yotam Ottolenghi's food. I'd certainly cooked a lot of it, but I had never been to one of his London restaurants. I knew the Israeli-born chef strictly from his two cookbooks, but that was enough for me to...
| Jul 14, 2012
Zucchini and manouri fritters
Total time: 1 hour
Note: Adapted from a recipe first published in the Guardian newspaper in Britain.
1 cup crème fraîche
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom, divided
| Jan 11, 2013
DE LUZ — High on a hill overlooking an idyllic vista of citrus, avocados and chaparral, Bill Vogel spied a tree loaded with an unexpected bounty and started to holler.
"Holy moly, look at all these starfruit," he said, cradling a cluster of...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: About 1 hour
Note: The soup can be served with steamed jasmine rice for a more substantial meal. Galangal, kaffir lime leaves, tamarind pulp, Thai basil and fish sauce are available at Thai and general Asian markets.
| Jan 12, 2013
If you'd like to try our cooking class at your own home, here's an outline of how to go about it. Of course, feel free to improvise.
Roast Chicken: Remove the chicken from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before roasting. Rinse it well and pat it...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Pitcher mojitos for eight: First make some lime-mint ice cubes; pour fresh lime juice into ice cube tray and add a mint leaf to each cube, then freeze. Chill pitcher. Combine 1 bunch fresh mint (about 40 leaves) and 1/2 cup sugar in 4-cup bowl. Use...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Gov. Rick Scott is at it again, betting a Florida key lime pie on the outcome of Saturday night's FSU-Clemson game between two teams ranked in the nation's Top 10. His South Carolina counterpart, fellow Republican Nikki Haley, is putting up some South...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:23 PM
A free concert by Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham and his rock n’ roll band to recognize Lehigh County’ Bicentennial this year – rained out on June 1 – has been rescheduled. Don Cunningham (with guitar) The concert, by...