| Apr 21, 2012
"Grammel schmalz," says our waiter, setting down a small bowl of pristine whipped white pork fat sprinkled with bits of pork crackling. I lift up the napkin wrapped around the bread and pull out a glossy brown braided pretzel. Breaking off a piece, I...
| Jun 30, 2012
"Grilling in the summer is a pastime for all to enjoy. Anyone can do it, and it's a great way to bring friends and family together with a simple, easy meal. As long as I can remember, we were a 'grilling family.' My Uncle Howie was on the forefront...
| Oct 13, 2012
Whether your tailgate includes a custom grill setup and team color-coordinated tents or a simple picnic on a well-worn blanket, no pre-game ritual is complete without the spread. This is one party that's as much about the food as it is about fans and...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Last month, the manager of the Beverly Hills restaurant Red Medicine shamed diners who didn't turn up for their Saturday night reservations by calling them out on Twitter.
"I hope you enjoyed your GF's Bday and the flowers that you didn't bring when you...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: About 3 hours over 2 days
Servings: 6 to 8
Stuffing "pain perdu"
1/2 cup sour cream (crème fraîche or heavy cream can be substituted)
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
| Jan 5, 2013
OK, we've all had our holiday fun and feasting. And somehow another roast turkey or standing rib roast doesn't sound as appealing as it did on Day One or Two or Three. At this point, it's hold the gravy, the rich desserts and the bubbly and get down to...
| Nov 10, 2012
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: Makes a generous 1½ quarts
Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield. Dried pears can be found in most well-stocked and gourmet markets, as well as online. Pickled mustard seeds are available at select gourmet...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 11:00 AM
From "There's never too much" by Regina Schrambling
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: Makes 36 madeleines
Note: This is best made with small, slender zucchini, which are not as watery. You can also bake the batter in well-buttered ramekins until set...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts of Palm Salad 4 servings 3 pounds medium stone crab claws, cooked and chilled 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup orange or tangerine juice 8 hearts of palm, fresh or canned 1/4 cup red...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Comfort food makes us all feel good, but it's usually not so good for our health.
But there are ways to tinker with classic recipes to make them a little healthier.
This week's recipe, from Bethenny Frankel of the Skinny Girl franchise, does just that....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:03 AM
Global Focus: During a week that witnessed deadly artillery exchanges between Syria and Turkey and a tense showdown over a plane purportedly ferrying munitions from Russia, the arrival of 150 U.S. troops in Jordan was likely to be viewed as token...