| Oct 7, 2010
Every chef dreams about opening his or her own restaurant — someday. For Paul Shoemaker, that day jumped closer when he arrived for work at Bastide one morning in 2008 to find out that owner Joe Pytka had abruptly decided to close it down, just...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 7:26 AM
Maximum Living Leprechaun Pistachio Pudding
1 pint heavy whipping cream 1 cup confectioners' sugar 2 cups milk 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix 10 pecan shortbread cookies, coarsely crushed
1 In a...
| Mar 25, 2010
When John Barricelli was growing up, his Aunt Vera had a cheesecake recipe hanging on the wall of her Forest Hills, N.Y., kitchen.
"I can make that," Barricelli recalls thinking to himself when he was about 13. "I kept reading it over and over again. It'...
| Mar 25, 2010
Quinoa-stuffed bell peppers
Total time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
8 bell peppers (yellow, red, orange and green)
1 cup quinoa
3 3/4 cups water, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped...
| Dec 19, 2009
| 3:38 PM
2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed
20 slices provolone
8 (7-inch diameter) slices mortadella with pistachios
1 (1-pound) jar roasted sweet red peppers, drained, seeded and halved lengthwise
25 slices mozzarella
10 slices cappicola
| Dec 22, 2009
| 12:16 PM
1 quart half and half or milk
1/2 cup basmati rice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup plumped golden raisins
1/2 cup shredded coconut
| Dec 23, 2009
Whist, the restaurant in Santa Monica's excruciatingly trendy Viceroy Hotel, opened with a bang in 2002. That was when Tim Goodell (Aubergine, Red Pearl) was doing the food, and it was startlingly good for a hotel restaurant. I remember pork belly...
| Apr 22, 2010
Wild rice porridge with apricots and pistachios
Total time: 15 minutes
2 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon honey, plus more for drizzling
| May 5, 2010
The ancient Romans couldn't keep it under wraps. Word got out, it seems, that the twice-baked slice o' cookie — now called biscotti or mandelbrot — was one that had a shelf life of, oh, some thousand years. Millennia later, we still can't dunk...
| May 28, 2010
The facts: The pistachio tree is related to the cashew, mango and poison oak trees. Pistachio nuts grow in grapelike clusters and are covered with soft, reddish husks that are removed when they are processed. Pistachio kernels get their green color from...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 10:38 AM
The Metropolitan Grill Presents
Chocolate Pistachio Pate
Makes 4 orders
12 oz White Valrhona chocolate or other, at least 35% cocoa content 4.5 cups Heavy cream 6 oz butter 1 oz Frangelico liquor 5 oz Valrhona dark chocolate or other,...