| Jan 13, 2010
Dear SOS: The Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., has a wonderful seafood salad on its dining room menu. The dressing was wonderful -- a subtle lemon flavor. Can you possibly obtain the recipe for the salad and dressing? I am craving this and...
| Jan 13, 2010
Osteria La Buca, the once tiny buca, or "hole in the wall," near Paramount Studios in Hollywood, expanded up and sideways two and a half years ago, all the while offering the same pasta-focused menu that made this casual osteria a neighborhood favorite. A...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 8:51 PM
Total Time: 25 minutes
Note: From Donna Deane.
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup minced dried cranberries
1 tablespoon minced shallot
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons olive oil...
| Jan 2, 2008
Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling time
2 tablespoons plus 1/4 -cup good-quality olive oil, divided
2 shallots, sliced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
| Oct 6, 2004
A mound of peppers, tomatoes and eggplants glows scarlet, gold and lavender at the farmers market, a reminder of lingering late summer. At the stand next door, the first sweet winter squash and delicate fresh shelly beans catch early autumn's glimmering...
| Feb 11, 2009
Seriously, what is wrong with this town? If Celestino Drago, one of the best-known Italian restaurateurs in Southern California, can't get a crowd for his most ambitious restaurant yet, and a very glamorous one at that, then what? The fact that Drago...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 5:45 PM
Celebrating the New Year in Las Vegas fashion, AOC will have a buffet and an Elvis look-alike. The first seating offers a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes wood-oven-baked cannelloni and petrale sole with caramelized endive. $75,...
| Jul 22, 2003
| 11:24 AM
Total time: 40 minutes
Note: From the Lobster's Allyson Thurber
1 pound cooked lobster meat cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup peeled, seeded and...
| Sep 29, 2004
Sometimes you just have to have lettuce.
Usually, it's a salad. And these early fall days, as farmers markets fill up with gorgeous, leafy heads — many too tender to flourish in high summer's heat — some lettuce looks so appealing, so...
| Sep 26, 2007
Suzanne Tracht, one of L.A.'s top chefs, known for her delightful take on the classic pot roast and other chophouse fare, has opened her second restaurant six years after she founded Jar. And surprise, it's not in West Hollywood or Santa Monica: It's in...
| Oct 6, 2011
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: Four as a starter; two as a main course
5 anchovy fillets (preferably salt-packed), rinsed (backbones removed if salt-packed)
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon...