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    These easy to make cupcakes with a light crumb and a bright vanilla flavor do not require any decoration to be a hit. It's one of the most popular cupcakes at Joan's on Third, a Cafe and Market Place in downtown Los Angeles.

    Recipe #463258

    The radishes in Tibet are large, usually white, high altitude cousins of the daikon radish and are used here as a pickle ingredient. This pickle is very tart and vinegry but mellows over time; it is meant to be used as a condiment, not on it's own. Daikon radish is available year round, allowing this quick pickle to be made any time of the year and stored in the refrigerator for weeks. This pickle is also used as an ingredient in other condiments, such as Lhasa Yellow Achar. This recipe is from the book, " Beyond The Great Wall, Recipes and Travels in The Other China" by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.

    Recipe #432946

    Tibetan food is usually very mildly seasoned. According to the chef at my favorite Tibetan restaurant, it is the least spicy of the Himilayan cuisines. However, various hot sauces are served on the side. This chili sauce is one of the popular ones. It has two versions, one featuring yogurt, the other with tomato. This sauce does not keep for longer than a few days because the fresh cilentro loses flavor quickly.

    Recipe #432646

    Vegetable momos are unusual in Tibet. However, this recipe was developed at one of thr Tibetan farming settlements in south India, where meat is an expensive luxury. Recipe from the Lhasa Moon Tibetan Cookbook.

    Recipe #432421

    This recipe is one of my favorites that I make often, it's from the cookbook, Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Island of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, by James Oseland. It's a butter rich cake that was introduced into Indonesian cookery during 4 centuries of Dutch rule. This version of the cake is made in a bundt pan .The cake has traditionally been made in thin layers, however as James Oseland points out,, " although the layered cake is lovely to look at, it tastes the same as single-layer spekkuk, it's made with the same batter; but the bundt pan version is much easier to make."

    Recipe #431998

    Bullock's Tea Room was noted for their delicious and very popular popovers. They are easy to make. The secret is to place the custard cups far apart enough on the baking sheet so that all sides of each popover get the same blast of heat needed to rise evenly. Muffin tins don't work well with popovers. This recipe makes a high-rising puffy popover, that can be served at any meal of the day.

    Recipe #431383

    This biscuit recipe has become one of my faves. They are are good with almost any meal of the day, from a holiday brunch to everyday entrees.. These biscuits are served with dinner entrees at the Beef Barron Restaurant at the Flamingo Hilton Hotel in Laughlin, Nevada.

    Recipe #431182

    This festive artichoke appetizer salad is a great appetizer or snack to be served with some Mid Eastern bread. The recipe is from The Complete Armenian Cookbook by Alice Bezjian. Mrs Bezjian and her family moved to Los Angeles after living in Asia Minor and the Middle East. In LA she and her husband opened a very successful delicatessen store featuring these foods.

    Recipe #429710

    This is an oldie but goodie that my great aunt used to make years ago. It was in her recipe collection. She found the recipe in "The Old Vanity Fair Tearoom Cookbook", published in the late 1920's. Tea rooms were popular in that era, and especially the Vanity Fair, located at 4 West Fortieth Street, New York City. The tearoom is long gone, but I'd love to see what's at that address now.

    Recipe #425961

    This delicious depression era cake calls for just 1 tablespoons of butter. It's also called Poor Man's Cake. It's a good cake for anyone who wants a reduced fat cake, or one that does not contain eggs. If you don't have applesauce on hand you can substitute 2/3 cup of coffee... can't beat that one for economy. I love these old recipes, it's a glimpse into the past, this one was published in the Los Angeles Times, food section about 20 years ago.

    Recipe #424277

    This is my favorite borscht recipe, it's very delicious, unusual and meatless. It originated in Northern Poland, according to some of my relatives who visit Poland frequently and have sponsored Poles who wanted to immigrate to the states. A couple of cooking notes: For a thicker borscht, grate instead of julienne some of the beets, about a 1/2 pound. You can find chicken flavored vegetarian soup powder at Whole Foods. The recipe was published in the reader request column of the Los Angeles Times.

    Recipe #423329

    Gorky's Cafe in LA was a one-of-a-kind restaurant located in the garment district. It was named after the 19th century Russian writer, Maxum Gorky; but featured Polish, Russian and other Eastern European foods. All the dishes were made from scratch, they even baked their own bread and had a micro brewery before it became fashionable. The Golabki is one of my favorites especially because of the sauce. This recipe can easily be made as a vegetarian dish which is how I make it.

    Recipe #422067

    This is an interesting and tasty recipe that was in my mom's collection, she got it from her aunt, who found it in a Fanny Farmer Cookbook, circa 1923. It's an oldie but goodie. So called French Dressing was developed in the early part of the 20 th century, and started with using a French vinaigrettee with ketchup added. It's a recipe that has multiple versions and keeps evolving, but it's very much American. One cooking note: This version of French dressing has a good sharp flavor, so less dressing is needed, it's something to keep in mind while tossing the salad.

    Recipe #421883

    These generous oatmeal cookies are our new favorites; they are big in both size and flavor; chewy and not too sweet. The recipe was published in the reader request column of the Los Angeles Times.

    Recipe #421697

    This is a quick and easy vegetarian dish that's good as a light lunch. I like to serve this with a Cucumber Raita and other accompanyments. This recipe was adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's first book, An Invitation to Indian Cooking.

    Recipe #418331

    This is a delicious Sichuan noodle dish served at Fun Lums Chinese Restaurant. Sichuan food tends to be hot, but one can amp down the heat by cutting back on the amount of chile oil. The Sichuan preserved Chinese radish is sold in cans at Asian markets. It's hot stuff, but flavorful and crunchy, but optional. This recipe was published in the Los Angeles Times, reader request column,

    Recipe #416555

    This is a handy recipe for making rice sheets and noodles, especially the ones that are not readily available, such as the wide rice noodles. The recipe is easy, but I suggest that first you watch a video such as, www.ifoodtv/video/making rice noodles. One video is worth a thousand words. This recipe comes from one of my most treasured books: "Asian Pasta" by Linda Burum, 1985. Linda claims that she can make a batch of rice noodles in much less time than it takes to go to the store, and that the homemade noodles are far superior.

    Recipe #415431

    A great tasting, simple to make recipe that came from the Starbucks new Healthy Recipe Collection. I found it at: www.starbucks.com.

    Recipe #411321

    The monastery is located in the Hollywood Community of Los Angeles at 1977 Carmen Avenue, where the nuns prepare candy and other food products to sell, with the proceeds going to charity. Their heavenly candies are exceptional, which is no surprise because candy making was taught to the nuns by the former owners of Juliet's Candy Shop in Pasadena. When the shop was closed, the couple donated their equipment and recipe collection to the monastery. The nuns make their peanut brittle only once a year, around Christmas time. This recipe has been published in the Los Angeles Times many times, usually around Christmas. Some cooking notes and comments which were provided to the Times by the sisters; raw peanuts are the key to making their brittle. Cooking the peanuts in the syrup gives the candy it's outstanding flavor. The nuns have also stated that this recipe which they have provided to the Times comes as close as any one can come to in duplicating their recipe in a home kitchen. Because the nuns use commercial ingredients and equipment, the end product will not be exactly the same. Note, all recipes which are published in the Los Angeles Times are first tested in the Times test kitchen, (where residential cooking equipment and techniques are used) before the recipe is published in the newspaper. In preparing this recipe, the nuns advise having two cooks available for the pouring and spreading of the hot liquid candy, it makes this step a lot easier.

    Recipe #403578

    These delicious Portuguese-American muffins are served at the Cafe Sintra, a Portuguese restaurant in Oregon. The owner of the cafe named them Bom Dia, "good morning" in portuguese, because his customers love to order them with their morning coffee. This recipe was published in the Los Angeles Times, reader request column, on October 1, 2003.

    Recipe #399907

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