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16
Apr

CHICKEN WITH CIPOLLINI

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CIPOLLINI ARE LITTLE ITALIN ONIONS. THEY ARE NOT VERY DIFFERENT FROM LITTLE AMERICAN ONIONS, EXCEPT THEY ARE FLATTER IN SHAPE AND HAVE A MORE WOODSY TASTE. HERE, THEY ARE PEELED, THEN BROWNED IN FAT FROM THE PANCETTA AND CHICKEN. ADD A CUP OF WHITE WINE, POP IN THE OVEN FOR A FEW MORE MINUTES AND […]

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06
Apr

SUGAR SNAP PEAS

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NOTHING REMINDS ME MORE OF SPRING THAN SUGAR SNAP PEAS.  THEIR GREEN, BRIGHT FLAVOR STANDS ALONE, SO I TRY AND STAY OUT OF THEIR WAY, COOKING THEM BRIEFLY IN WATER AND BUTTER, THEN TOSSING THEM WITH BARELY SAUTÉED GREEN ONIONS OR, EVEN BETTER, GREEN GARLIC AND FRESH HERBS.  IN THIS CASE, TARRAGON. Click here to […]

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06
Apr

PAN-SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

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YOU CAN STEAM BRUSSELS SPROUTS, ROAST THEM, DEEP FRY THEM, SERVE THEM RAW AS A CAESAR SALAD, AND, IN THIS CASE, SEAR THEM IN A PAN, THEN ADD WATER AND A DASH OF LEMON JUICE AND COOK TILL THEY ARE TENDER. THE NICE THING ABOUT THIS RECIPE IS THAT SEARING THEM, EVEN CHARRING A FEW, […]

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23
Mar

GRILLED TUNA WITH ARUGULA AND AIOLI

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WINTER WON’T LAST FOREVER.  THE SNOW WILL MELT ON THE EAST COAST AND THE RAINS WILL CEASE ON THE WEST.  SALADS, GRILLED MEAT AND FISH WILL REPLACE SOUPS AND STEWS. THIS IS DEFINITELY A SPRING/SUMMER DISH, ALTHOUGH IN L.A. SEASONAL DISTINCTIONS DON’T COUNT FOR MUCH. THE SECRET TO GRILLING OR PAN-COOKING TUNA IS TO FREEZE […]

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09
Mar

BOEUF BOURGIGNON

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I TEACH A COOKING CLASS ONE DAY A WEEK AT THE L.A. LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, A CHARTER SCHOOL IN LINCOLN HEIGHTS WITH A WORKING FARM. MOST OF THE TIME, WE MAKE DISHES WHICH CAN BE PREPARED IN AN HOUR, BUT ONCE A YEAR WE TACKLE BOEUF BOURGUIGNON. WE LET IT COOL OVERNIGHT,THEN EAT IT THE NEXT […]

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19
Feb

ROAST CHICKEN IN CIPOLLINI CREAM SAUCE

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IF I HAD TO PICK A LAST MEAL, IT MIGHT BE THE PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN WITH FRESH MORELS.  MORELS ARE HARD TO FIND AND PRICEY, BUT ONIONS, EVEN CIPOLLINI, ARE UBIQUITOUS.

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05
Feb

SHRIMP WITH FENNEL AND ORANGE

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I DECIDED TO AUGMENT A RECIPE I MAKE QUITE OFTEN WITH SAUTÉED SHRIMP AND LOTS OF GARLIC BY ADDING THINLY SLICED FENNEL AND ORANGE ZEST TO GIVE IT A SICILIAN TWIST.

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17
Jan

CHICKEN WITH RUTABAGAS AND APPLES

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THIS RECIPE MIGHT ALSO BE NAMED “CHICKEN Á LA LYNN”, SINCE IT INCORPORATES MY WIFE’S FAVORITE ROOT VEGETABLE, THE HUMBLE RUTABAGAS.  I DECIDED TO JAZZ IT UP WITH APPLES AND A MIDDLE EASTERN SPICE BLEND AND ADD TOUCH OF HEAT WITH ALEPPO PEPPER (IF YOU CAN’T FIND ALEPPO PEPPER, SUBSTITUTE CHILI FLAKES).  EXCEPT FOR THE […]

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08
Jan

RACK OF LAMB

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THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF PRIME RIB, I DECIDED TO SERVE RACK OF COLORADO LAMB.  LIKE NEW ZEALAND OR, EVEN BETTER, ICELANDIC LAMB, COLORADO LAMB IS MILD BUT FLAVORFUL.  A MUSTARD AND HERB COATING AND A THIN LAYER OF BREADCRUMBS FRAMES THE PINK SUCCULENCE OF THE MEAT.  I SERVED THE LAMB WITH BROCCOLINI WITH HOLLANDAISE AND BAKED […]

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24
Dec

TILEFISH WITH SPINACH AND CELERY ROOT PURÉE

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TILEFISH, WHICH SWIM THE ATLANTIC FROM NOVA SCOTIA TO FLORIDA, IS A WHITE-FLESHED FISH WITH A TEXTURE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN COD AND STRIPED BASS.  MY FAVORITE METHOD OF COOKING FISH IS TO START IT SKIN SIDE DOWN TO CRISP THE SKIN, THEN TURN IT OVER, ADD A HUNK OF BUTTER, REDUCE THE HEAT AND COVER, BASTING […]

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