| Apr 19, 2010
| 8:18 AM
Making anything wrapped, stuffed or rolled in pasta used to be a real chore. You had to make a dough, knead it, roll it out just-so, cut it cleanly into rounds or squares and then assemble, assemble, assemble. Often, it was an all-day, extended-family...
| Jul 8, 2010
It's farmers market day in Santa Monica and I have tempura on my mind.
The Japanese farmer carries most of my staples — shishito peppers, burdock, kabocha squash and daikon radish, which I like to grate and put in the dipping sauce; it's like a...
| Nov 6, 2008
| 5:32 PM
Peppery roasted squash
Total time: 35 minutes
Note: From Regina Schrambling
1 dense-fleshed winter squash, about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds, such as buttercup, kabocha or Hokkaido
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon Aleppo...
| Nov 12, 2007
| 4:13 PM
Total time: 3 hours, 40 minutes, plus overnight chilling
Note: From Christian Shaffer. You will need a 9-inch glass loaf pan.
1/2 small kabocha squash (about 3 cups cubed)
1 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
| Jun 23, 2008
Susan Phillips' 4-year-old son Alex eats vegetables every day -- he just doesn't know it. Phillips purées his servings of green beans, spinach, sweet potatoes and squash and hides them in a peanut butter and brown sugar-sweetened porridge that she makes...
| Jun 18, 2010
The young teens get a kick out of the fishermen in our family. They spend hours, even days, at the sport. Some of the guys enjoy guided fly-fishing in remote areas of the country. They wear elaborate get-ups to guard against cold rivers. Photographs prove...
| Apr 25, 2007
It's after 9 on a weekday night, a time when most restaurants are winding it up, yet at Bloom Cafe in Los Angeles, the beat goes on. One couple has just devoured a large Comté cheese and potato pizza (their favorite, and mine too) and are exchanging names...
| Nov 13, 2007
Ahmad Chalabi sits in the conference room of his compound in the Green Zone preparing to meet with Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the No. 2 U.S. military officer in Iraq.
Sunlight streams over expensive Persian carpets and modern Iraqi furniture. Chalabi...
| May 29, 2008
THE LATEST crop of candidates for master of fine arts degrees from the California Institute of the Arts seems to be adhering to the classic real estate mantra "location, location, location" in the execution of its graduate exhibition. "We Want a New...
| Oct 22, 2008
On a warm Indian summer night in Sherman Oaks, my friends and I occupy a corner table framed by fashionably rusty metal trellises on the sidewalk terrace in front of Max. Outside, couples stroll by, some walking the dog, others, friends out for dinner...
| Jan 9, 2008
I heard about it from an O.C. friend: a new restaurant and lounge just opened in Costa Mesa. It's one of those clandestine deals, he told me. No listed phone number, no sign, no address out front. A friend of a friend who knows the sommelier told him...