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Weekly Market Digest: Katie Emmerson’s Blood Orange Manhattan

Posted February 12, 2016 by | 0 Comments | ]
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At the Santa Monica Farmers Market, The Walker Inn’s Katie Emmerson teaches us how to make a mean Manhattan with blood oranges.

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Recipe: Ricardo Zarate’s Grilled Paiche Lettuce Wraps with Honey-Miso Glaze

Posted February 12, 2016 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Try this recipe for grilled paiche from the “Godfather of Peruvian Cuisine,” Ricardo Zarate.

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Recipe: Otium’s Smoked Ruby Red Grapefruit with Cured Amberjack, Chicharrones & Yuzu Crème Fraîche

Posted February 5, 2016 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Otium chef and owner Tim Hollingsworth combines a fine dining sensibility with an appreciation for seasonal, sustainable ingredients and a deep love for rustic wood fire cooking in this winter citrus-inspired dish.

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Recipe: Diep Tran’s Lunar New Year Rice Cakes (Bánh Chưng)

Posted February 5, 2016 by | 0 Comments | ]
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At Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park, Chef Diep Tran celebrates the Vietnamese lunar new year with tasty, banana leaf-wrapped packages of glutinous rice that come with a savory filling.

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Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler with King Cake at Little Dom’s

Posted January 29, 2016 by | Comments Off | ]
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In celebration of Mardi Gras season, New Orleans-born chef Brandon Boudet of Little Dom’s shares this king cake recipe.

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Recipe: Susan Volland’s Chinese Crackling Scallion & Garlic Sauce

Posted January 29, 2016 by | Comments Off | ]
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From sauce expert Susan Volland’s new book, “Mastering Sauces,” this quick and easy Chinese Crackling Chili Sauce is a great way to perk up any number of dishes from fish to grilled steaks, roasted potatoes or greens.

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Recipe: Susan Volland’s Sweet Potatoes and Korean Chile Paste Sauce

Posted January 29, 2016 by | Comments Off | ]
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In her cookbook, “Mastering Sauces: The Home Cook’s Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors,” author Susan Volland offers up more than 150 recipes for beginning and experienced sauciers alike. Volland says any sauce can be customized to suit your taste through following three fundamental principles: “maximize flavor, manipulate texture and season confidently.”
The key to creating fresh, homemade sauces without added thickeners is to use mock stocks or infusions …

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Recipe: Susan Volland’s Easy, Adaptable Vegetable Stock

Posted January 29, 2016 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Homemade vegetable stock is quick, inexpensive and easily adaptable. When made fresh, it adds a “simple, sweet earthiness that adds complexity and depth of flavor to sauces.”

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Recipe: Gjelina’s Grilled Kabocha Squash with Mint-Pomegranate Pesto

Posted January 22, 2016 by | Comments Off | ]
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Gjelina’s versatile Mint-Pomegranate Pesto works well on sweet, roasted kabocha squash, as well as on rich, flavorful meats like lamb, rabbit, duck and goat.

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Recipe: Nyesha Arrington’s Bacon & Eggs

Posted January 22, 2016 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Chef Nyesha Arrington’s Bacon & Eggs at Leona is a personal twist on the American breakfast classic, substituting duck eggs for a more indulgent bowl of wintery goodness.