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

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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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Weekly Market Digest: Winter Citrus

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Now is the time of year to shop for citrus at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market. No matter where you cast your eye, you’ll see tables piled with grapefruits, pomelos, blood oranges and kumquats.

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

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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

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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

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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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Jonathan Gold Reviews Leona

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At Leona in Venice, Chef Nyesha Arrington makes the most of her weekly farmers market finds with her “California progressive” no-waste menu.

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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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Jonathan Gold Reviews Huo Zhou Wang

Posted January 22, 2016 by | Comments Off | ]
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Hou Zhou Wang is a new San Gabriel spot specializing in elaborate Hong Kong-style seafood congee.

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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.

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Weekly Market Digest: Lily’s Duck Eggs

Posted January 22, 2016 by | 1 Comment | ]
Duck eggs pack more nutrition than the standard egg

Market Manager Laura Avery speaks with Thomas Gomez, of Lily’s Eggs in Filmore, about duck eggs. Plus, Nyesha Arrington, chef-partner at Leona in Venice, gives us her spin on traditional bacon and eggs.

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