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Espresso Granita with Whipped Cream Dateline: Rome, August 1971 It was hot. Hot like only Rome can get in August. That’s why the Romans leave the Eternal City to us tourists. I walked toward the Colosseum and realized the asphalt was literally sinking beneath my feet. I could feel the heat of it through my […]
Gelo di arancia rossa Alright, I will admit it. I am a nostalgia freak. Just over a year ago my hometown newspaper axed its stand alone Food Section. Doubtless a victim of the recession and changing reading habits, the Food Section of yore had breathed its last. From its glory days of over thirty pages, […]
By way of The Los Angeles Times Well, this is getting to be a habit around here – making recipes from the Los Angeles Times Food Section. Last week the Times ran a recipe for Creme Caramel from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon restaurant. I just had to try it – I am a sucker for custard […]
The Signature Chocolate Dessert from Osteria Mozza Give Americans a menu, and most will order the chocolate dessert. Last Thursday’s Los Angeles Times Food section showcased a chocolate dessert dressed to the nines, just in time for the holidays. From Los Angeles area chef Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza, comes a bittersweet chocolate fantasia – […]
When you have really nice apples you don’t need anything else. Well, except for some butter and flour to make a tart. When I saw the article in the August 11 edition of the Los Angeles Times about the endangered Gravenstein apple and the accompanying recipe, I just had to give it try. I had […]
Well, my blog is one year old today! To celebrate, I am going back to the beginning. My inaugural post was about the Sweet Rolls that were sold at Nutrition at Paul Revere Junior High and Palisades High Schools. Those cinnamon brown sugar delights were my preferred “Nutrition” time treat. There was another choice, […]