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12
Nov

CHICKEN SALAD

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I LOVE CHICKEN SALAD.  USUALLY, I STRIP THE MEAT FROM WHAT’S LEFT OF A LEFTOVER ROAST CHICKEN, BECAUSE I LIKE THE MIX OF WHITE AND DARK MEAT. THIS TIME, HOWEVER, I HAD AN EXTRA CHICKEN BREAST ON HAND, SO I PAN-COOKED IT WITH A LITTLE GARLIC AND THYME BEFORE CUTTING IT UP FOR THE SALAD.

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21
Oct

CHICKEN WITH SORREL CREAM SAUCE

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LAST WEEK THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION OF SORREL IN THE L.A.L.A. FARM. I TOOK A BUNCH HOME TO MAKE POTATO, LEEK AND SORREL SOUP, BUT THE REMAINDER I USED TO CREATE A CHICKEN DISH TO SHOW MY STUDENTS HOW THIS SOUR, GREEN LEAF IS SO DAZZLING IN A CREAMY SAUCE. MOST OF THEM HAD NEVER […]

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05
Oct

BACO DUCK

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JOSEF CENTENO JUST CAME OUT WITH A COOKBOOK, “BÄCO, VIVID RECIPES FROM THE HEART OF LOS ANGELES”, WHICH HE WROTE WITH BETTY HALLOCK, A FOOD WRITER AND ONE-TIME DEPUTY FOOD EDITOR FOR THE L.A. TIMES. I’M A BIG FAN OF JOSEF’S COOKING, WHICH, AS JONATHAN GOLD POINTED OUT IN HIS REVIEW OF JOSEF’S ORSA & […]

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12
Feb

FOUR RECIPES FOR CHICKEN BREASTS

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IN MY WEEKLY COOKING CLASS AT THE L.A. LEADERSHIP ACADEMY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO TEACH MY STUDENTS BASIC TECHNIQUES.  I HAD FOUR KIDS ON WEDNESDAY, SO I BROUGHT WITH ME FOUR WHOLE, BONELESS CHICKEN BREASTS AND FOUR SETS OF INGREDIENTS TO MAKE DIFFERENT RECIPES.

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09
Jan

CHICKEN LEGS WITH TURNIPS AND CIPOLLINI

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EVEN IN SOMETIME SUNNY CALIFORNIA, FALL’S HARVEST GIVES WAY TO WINTER SQUASHES, KALE, BEETS, JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES, AND ALL MANNER OF ROOT VEGETABLES.

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16
Oct

LALA CHICKEN WITH GREEN ONIONS

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THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ONE-POT QUICK CHICKEN DISHES MADE WITH THIGHS ONLY, THIGHS HAVE THE MOST DARK MEAT WHICH STANDS UP TO BRAISING AND DOES NOT DRY OUT.

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14
May

CHICKEN POT PIE

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MY DAUGHTER SOPHIE’S WISH IS MY COMMAND, SO WHEN SHE ASKED FOR CHICKEN POT PIE, WHAT COULD I DO?  I SCOURED SEVERAL COOKBOOKS, BOTH HARDCOVER AND ONLINE, COMBINING MY FAVORITES TO PRODUCE MY OWN VERSION WHICH WAS NOT ONLY OOZINGLY RICH BUT BRIGHT WITH PERFECTLY-COOKED VEGETABLES, FLECKED WITH THE CRUNCH OF CHICKEN SKIN, TOPPED WITH A […]

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14
Feb

CHINESE DUCK A L’ORANGE

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I’M ALWAYS HUNTING FOR NEW DUCK RECIPES AND I FOUND A BEAUTY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BY DAVID TANIS.  I REDUCED THE COOKING TIME A BIT, MADE SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS IN THE SEASONING, BUT I CANNOT CLAIM IT AS MY OWN.  WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT MY FAMILY LEFT BARELY A QUACK.

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17
Dec

POULET À L’ESTRAGON

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EVERYTHING SOUNDS BETTER IN FRENCH.  POULET À L’ESTRAGON OR CHICKEN WITH TARRAGON?  TAKE YOUR PICK.  BOTH ARE EQUALLY DELICIOUS.  I LOVE LICORICE TANG OF TARRAGON, THE LATIN NAME FOR WHICH, ARTEMISIA DRACUMCULOUS REFERS TO THE HERB’S ROOT WHICH IS SHAPED LIKE A DRAGON.

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08
Oct

CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO

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CHORIZO IS A DRY SAUSAGE SPICEY WITH CHILE PEPPERS.  I DIDN’T QUITE KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT UNTIL I WAS MAKING A CHICKEN DISH AND FEARED I MIGHT NOT HAVE ENOUGH LEGS FOR SECOND HELPINGS SO I ADDED THE SAUSAGE.

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