| Jun 24, 2010
White gazpacho with grapes (Ajo blanco con uvas)
Total time: 25 minutes, plus optional chilling time
Note: This gazpacho is best made with fresh almonds, shelled, blanched and skinned. To blanch and skin almonds: bring a saucepan of water...
| Jul 1, 2010
2009 Domaine Ferrer Ribière "Le F"
Here's an ideal summer white from the Cotes Catalanes, a wine region near Perpignan in the south of France. Crisp and dry, with an extravagant scent of white peaches and flowers, Domaine Ferrer Ribière "F" is made...
| May 6, 2010
If you're Italian, it's biscotti or cantucci. If you're Jewish, it's mandelbrot or mandel bread. If you're Greek, it's paximathakia. In Morocco, it's fekkas, and in the Ukraine, kamishbrot. And those are just a few of the names for the twice-baked cookies...
| Jun 24, 2010
Thursday is the feast of San Juan in my part of the world, a celebration of the start of summer that also traditionally marks the beginning of the gazpacho season. And just in time: My gazpacho garden is about to bear fruit.
Summer's sun is turning the...
| Dec 30, 2010
Downtown's Lazy Ox Canteen isn't a fancy place. In fact, for the first couple of months it was open, there wasn't even a sign out front. But chef Josef Centeno really knows how to cook soul-satisfying food. Nothing exemplifies that better than his rice...
| Oct 7, 2010
2009 Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Tuscany isn't exactly known for its white wines. But San Gimignano, the medieval hilltown bristling with towers, is ground zero for Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The appellation is tiny, just the commune actually,...
| Nov 24, 2011
Total time: 15 minutes, plus 1½ to 2 days soaking time for the mustard seeds
Servings: Makes about 2½ cups mustard
Note: Adapted from "The Mustard Book" by Rosamond Man and Robin Weir.
About ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon (5 ounces) brown...
| Apr 15, 2011
Green almonds, which look like small, immature, teardrop-shaped peaches, have started showing up at farmers markets, attracting attention from adventurous chefs. A traditional snack in the Mediterranean and Middle East, they're a foretaste of the main...
| Feb 23, 2012
Dear SOS: Please, please, please get me the recipe for the Brussels sprouts at Cleo in Hollywood. My husband and I ordered a variety of food at our dinner there, and the Brussels sprouts stole the show. I would love to get the recipe. It's the first...
| Mar 24, 2011
Fresh berry tart
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| Mar 17, 2011
Creamy rice pudding with cardamom and almonds
Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
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