Archive for February, 2017

Marla Jo Fisher: I want my dinner parties back

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Do you ever watch those TV shows where people have elegant dinner parties with all the china and crystal goblets sparkling, and the wit sparkles too? I used to have those kinds of soirees, albeit on a modest scale. That was before the Northridge Earthquake destroyed all my crystal wine glasses, and that peculiar force of nature known as children destroyed everything else. Nowadays, I can’t even keep a jelly jar in the cupboard, because it will soon be broken by kids who consider loading the dishwasher to be a contact sport. Honestly, I don’t really care that much, because […] Read More →

The spice is right: Famed chef Alice Waters shows you how to create new flavors from your pantry

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Alice Waters, executive chef and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant & Café in Berkeley, is often dubbed the mother of California cuisine. She founded the Edible Schoolyard Project and is the recipient of three James Beard Awards. In her newest cookbook, “My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own” (Pam Krauss Books, $24.99), she encourages readers to nuance dishes with easy-to-prepare pantry staples. From candied citrus peel to slow-roasted nuts to wine vinegar, she offers advice on practical ways to boost flavors. The chapter I like most covers the topic of spice mixtures. New Year’s resolutions often focus […] Read More →

Brad A. Johnson: Chada Thai serves up an authentic menu in Little Saigon

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

When Chada Thai opened in Little Saigon in July in a 30-seat storefront next door to the sprawling Vietnamese mainstay Brodard, the owner hung a large banner above the door advertising “Thai Food.” Next to that another sign declared: “Now Opening, By Thai People.” The message was clear: Yes, this is the epicenter of Vietnamese food in Orange County, but this is a Thai restaurant, and it’s run by Thai people. The owner is a guy named Val. You can’t miss him. He’s in the dining room every day, greeting customers, taking orders, delivering food, chatting with anyone who will […] Read More →

Page 2 of 3334 1 2 3 4 5 3,332 3,333 3,334
Back to Top