| Jul 28, 2011
When I was growing up in Tokyo in the '60s, we had bento day at school once a week. This meant mother had to get up early and fix lunch for her five children. We were proud of her bento, which might include a little leftover meat, such as sukiyaki,...
| Aug 19, 2010
Dear SOS: Last February I ate dinner at the Oceanaire Seafood Room in Washington, D.C. The food was fab. Can you get the recipe for the crab cakes? They are served as an appetizer and as an entrée. There is nothing like them. The cake is more like a...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 11:05 AM
Smoked Salmon With Mini-Potato Salads
Active Work Time: 20 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes
I prefer White Rose potatoes.
3 boiling potatoes
1 carrot, diced
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced fennel
1/2 cup raw corn...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 11:32 AM
Pickled Salmon With Two Sauces
Active Work Time: 25 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours
1 (6-ounce) can tuna packed in olive oil, drained
5 flat anchovy filets
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons capers, drained
| Jul 21, 2011
Dear SOS: Hello! I utterly crave the Green Goddess dressing they make at Dish in La Cañada Flintridge. It has just the right balance of tart and mellow tastes. I would love to be able to make it at home. Thanks,
| Jan 6, 2011
Dear SOS: I love the chicken salad from Lunch in Culver City. It's so delicious, and I always want it when I'm at home in Burbank. Please help!
Dear Laura: Lunch's chicken salad is a deliciously simple dish. It combines...
| Oct 21, 2010
Dear SOS: I dined at American Fish in Las Vegas at the Aria hotel last weekend and enjoyed the best Caesar salad ever. Absolutely perfect, white anchovies with the perfect garlicky Caesar dressing. Any chance Michael Mina would give up the recipe?
| Jul 7, 2011
Oven-steamed salmon with dill mayonnaise
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase...
| Jun 16, 2011
Dear SOS: Have you tried the roasted veggie burger at Upper West in Santa Monica? If you haven't, you must. It is hands down the best veggie burger on the planet. Would love to see if the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen can come up with the recipe....
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Potato and shrimp salad with green goddess dressing
Total time: About 1 hour and 20 minutes
Note: Reserve the trimmings from the green onions, parsley and tarragon from the dressing for use in the second part of the recipe.
| Feb 24, 2011
Aromatic vegetables suspended in a rich sauce, maybe a little melted cheese, all of it hidden under a crisp golden brown crust. Behold the glory that is the gratin.
One of the oldest dishes in the comfort food playbook, the gratin is a celebration of...