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
Something amazing has happened with the LA food scene over the last ten years. Â We got one.
The economy took a dive and we all ateÂ and cooked away our sorrows. Â From the ashes emerged young buck chefs who now make magic with organic produce, bring a multitude ethnic flavors to the … Read More
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. Â We like to say itâ€™s food served â€œroomcoldhappysad,â€ borrowed from a favorite satirical articleÂ exploiting absurdities of restaurant dining. Take five to read the … Read More
This is not a recipe for grilling steak. Â I suspect that the grill champion in your house has already mastered meat and fire. Â 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