For the past week or so, we've been featuring the holiday food traditions of L.A. chefs. Today, we talk to Animal and Son of a Gun chef Jon Shook (who is expecting a wee babe in the spring -- mazel tov) about latkes, brisket, ham and casserole.
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If you're feeling uninspired by the same Thanksgiving sides, you've still got time to order a copy of Fred Thompson's Southern Sides for express delivery before the turkey oven timer goes off.
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Why is this holiday different from all other holidays? For starters, you eat a lot of matzo. Passover, which begins tonight with the first seder or holiday feast, commemorates the exodus of the ancient Israelites from Egypt, after they were freed from slavery. According to tradition, they were forc ... More >>
Paula DeenPeek-a-boo, y'all.In the spirit of the season, we thought we'd go through 2011 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Paula Deen's rich, buttery collection of online holiday recipes and highlight a few stand-outs. Deen is the author of cookbooks, magazines and hosts "Paula's Best Dishes" on the ... More >>
Just in time for holiday baking, pie-maker Michele Stuart offers Perfect Pies: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes From America's Pie-Baking Champion (Ballantine Books, $25). Stuart opened the first Michele's Pies in Norwalk, Conn. in December 2007. Since then, she has won 26 National Pie Championship ... More >>
Flickr/slgckgcMost cooks still fry latkes in lots of grease, but not Hipcooks.
You love your grandma, but just not her leaden matzoh balls and grease-laden latkes. With the eight days of Hanukkah beginning on Dec. 1 (25 Kislev for those of you on the Hebrew calendar), it's time for an act o ... More >>
Flickr User Betty Crocker ImagesAh, Thanksgiving. That beloved day when commercial canned cranberry sauce somehow winds up on the same table as grandma's homemade brandied cranberries, just for nostalgia's sake. After we've taken care of all the traditional family member must-haves (sweet pot ... More >>
One could presume that Mildred Ellen Orton, founder along with her husband of the Vermont County Store ate a lot of whole grains. Straight up (she died this year at the age of 99 years-old). And so it seems fitting that her 1951 cookbook -- pamphlet, really -- Cooking with Wholegrains: The Ba ... More >>
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Cooler temps, shorter days and the reemergence of our favorite TV line-up means fall has officially arrived. But that chill in the air isn't just the weather; it's the shiver of food folk everywhere as they gear up to get reacquainted with comfort fo ... More >>
When we stopped by to visit Butter Tart bakery--which is set to reopen next month--the other day, pastry chef Jan Purdy was in the kitchen, baking holiday cookies. Purdy has been working with Butter Tart chef-owner Andre Guerrero since their days together at Linq (which is now the home of Christophe ... More >>
Can't afford pastries made with Valrhona Equatoriale 55% this year? Not to worry. Clara Cannucciari, a spunky 94-year-old home cook from Skaneateles in central New York's Finger Lakes region, has a pocket full of Depression-era recipes for you in her new cookbook, Clara's Kitchen. Salads of backyard ... More >>
The Comfort Table CookbookWhen you're young, beautiful and Billy Joel's ex-wife, apparently you can get away with sitting on the stoop of your four-story Greenwich Village pad, casually nibbling peanut butter cookies while pretending to read the newspaper. And offering authoritative statement ... More >>