| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Peruvian food is an interesting and delicious mixture of indigenous cuisine combined with influences from the Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and West Africans who settled there. At the family-run Inka Cantina in Fountain Valley, you will find a...
| Apr 25, 2013
2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620
Rating: !!!! (out of four) Already hot
Since opening about a month ago in the former Sabor Saveur space in Ukrainian Village, Takito Kitchen has tried to shine in an already taco-saturated neighborhood....
| 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 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Quinoa. It's a South American grain-like crop that has come to be recognized as a nutrient-dense superfood, and it's all the rage right now. The seeds, or "grains" (quinoa is not a true cereal, though its seeds resemble and are similarly used like grains)...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The proliferating sizzle of grilled doner kebabs and scent of baked borek are heady signs of the growing number of Turkish restaurants in Southern California.
In Orange County, Doner G in Anaheim is expanding into Irvine. Another branch of Canoga Park's...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Honestly, could it get any better than salad sometimes? Big, beautiful, colorful -- and so often simple -- salads are a perfect choice when you're planning dinner in a pinch. Tailor the components just so to please picky dinner guests, or fix one as a...
| Dec 8, 2012
Total time: 40 minutes
1/2 small red onion
8 to 12 black olives, such as oil-cured, dry-cured or Kalamata, pitted
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 (9-ounce) bag of cleaned small spinach leaves (about 6 packed cups)
3 Persian cucumbers,...
| Jan 26, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus marinating time
Note: Adapted from "Vietnamese Home Cooking" by Charles Phan. Rau ram, also known as Vietnamese coriander and hot mint, is available at Vietnamese and many Asian markets. Fish sauce is...
| Aug 24, 2012
The Beverly Glen farmers market, which had a soft opening last Saturday at the Glen Centre shopping mall just south of Mulholland Drive, revives an event that debuted 11 years ago. That version folded due to a lack of parking, but the reincarnation offers...
| Jul 7, 2012
Dear SOS: I had lunch with a friend at Chaya Downtown restaurant, in Los Angeles. We ordered their chopped salad with grilled shrimp in an aioli jalapeño dressing. It was superb! I'd love to make it at home. Can you get the recipe from the chef?
| Jul 14, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus chilling time for the soup
Servings: This makes a scant 2 quarts soup
Note: This recipe calls for the use of a chinois, a very fine strainer; chinois are available at cooking and restaurant supply stores, as...