Posts Tagged ‘garlic’

cauliflower, garlic, vinegar

Most of our favorite condiments rely on vinegar – ketchup, pickles, mustard, barbecue sauce, salad dressings. Vinegar’s hit of pungent acidity provides a bitter/salt flavor combo that gets us to really notice the food it presents – like a ringmaster for the greatest bite on earth. Every cool chef in … Read More

warm brussels sprouts caesar salad

Something amazing has happened with the LA food scene over the last ten years.  We got one.

The economy took a dive and we all ate and cooked away our sorrows.  From the ashes emerged young buck chefs who now make magic with organic produce, bring a multitude ethnic flavors to the … Read More

honey grilled shrimp

This rave-worthy fare offers all we need out of a summer recipe. Little effort, big flavor and temperature agnostic to survive and thrive at most barbecue buffets.  We like to say it’s food served “roomcoldhappysad,” borrowed from a favorite satirical article exploiting absurdities of restaurant dining. Take five to read the … Read More

fired steak with fresh chimichurri

This is not a recipe for grilling steak.  I suspect that the grill champion in your house has already mastered meat and fire.  Perhaps that person even knows a thing or two about indirect heating or dry smoking or testing for doneness.

This is for those of us who may never … Read More


We’ve had a few one-pot dishes lately. There’s something about using fewer pots and pans and a meal that’s ready all at once, that I can’t ignore, especially one that taunts us with pasta, water and all the sauce ingredients in one pot. How can that be?

I came across this … Read More

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