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    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

    If you like your chili with a kick, this meaty, spicy one has it. The recipe calls for "chili-grind" meat, a cut you can ask your butcher to grind. The restaurant uses Bass ale but feel free to use any ale you like. This is the chili that I make for pot-lucks, in part because it is requested, but also I can be pretty sure it will be consumed before the party is over. The recipe was developed by chef Leonard Schwartz at the 72 Market Street Restaurant in the Venice community of Los Angeles, California. The restaurant is no longer there but many of their recipes live on in print. For example, you can find the restaurant's meat loaf recipe in the New Basics Cookbook by Rosso and Lukins. This chili recipe was published in the Los Angeles Times.

    Recipe #361235

    This is an easy-to-make Anglo-Indian recipe for spiced scrambled eggs. Serve with chapatis or puris and some spiced vegetables. Recipe adapted from: "the vegetarian epicure, book two", by Anna Thomas.

    Recipe #312713

    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

    I had this potato salad at a small Armenian deli in Glendale. I was impressed by how simple but beautiful and delicious it is. So, I decided to try to duplicate the salad at home. I hope you like my version. I call the dressing "Armenian Salsa" because it's a great topping for lots of other things.

    Recipe #108933

    These are billowy, irresistible coconut cupcakes with a coconut cream cheese frosting. Just the thing to have when you really need a coconut fix. The recipe is adapted from Auntie Em's, (auntieemskitchen.com) a hundred year old restaurant located in the Eagle Rock community of Los Angeles. It features home cooking.

    Recipe #302880

    Here in the southwest U.S. we rarely think of using avocados as a dessert, even though the avocado pear is a fruit. In other parts of the world, ranging from Indonesia to Brazil these fruits are made into desserts and sweet beverages. Now that my fuerte avocado is bearing fruit, I'm planning lots of avocado desserts. Note: the avocado leaves can be dried, ground into a powder and used as a spice. It has an anise taste which some Mexican recipes call for. Also, if you can find fuerte avocados, they are creamier than Hass and make a better dessert. This recipe was adapted from: The Africa cookbook, Tastes of a Continent, by Jessica B. Harris

    Recipe #274646

    This dish is usually made very hot in Bhutan, however when I make it it's with jalapenos and fewer chilies. Adjust to your own taste. The cheese used in Bhutan is Churpi, which is a cross between farmer's cheese and feta. Since it is not widely available, feta is substituted in this recipe. This unusual soup-like curry is rich and warming on a cool day. Recipe adapted from the book, "Mangoes and Curry Leaves " by the team of Alford and Duguid.

    Recipe #305916

    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

    Bullock's Department Stores were Los Angeles icons that were around since 1907 when the first store opened, until the end of the century when the entire chain of stores had been sold. Their tea rooms featured good food, elegant decor and great fashion shows. This is a nostalgia recipe, a reminder from those good old days. The prized recipe was provided to the Los Angeles Times by the family of Hazel Wilson, head baker at Bullock's Pasadena. The recipe calls for one 9-inch baked pie shell, either purchased or one made in advance. The preparation here is for the pie filling with a meringue topping baked just long enough singe the meringue.

    Recipe #304485

    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 old time favorite has been published in the Los Angeles Times many times over the years that the Bullocks Department Store chain was in existance. It's still my favorite poppy seed dressing.

    Recipe #307798

    The Los Angeles Times published this recipe in 1979, back when chinese chicken salads were all the rage. I still make this recipe but usually add some manderin orange segements on top.

    Recipe #330405

    Another nostalgia recipe, this dish was popular at Bullock's Westwood Village, a store that opened in 1932 as a suburban store; but is now surrounded by high rise buildings. It had been my favorite store because it was close by. I can remember happy times shopping with friends, then having lunch in the tea room while watching the fashion show. Recipe submitted to the Los Angeles Times by Louise De Vries, food and beverage director at the department store's Tea Room.

    Recipe #305072

    This salad with its sweet, pink tinted poppy-seed dressing was a favorite with clients at the 1929 Art Deco Wilshire Store Tea Room. The store closed in the '90's and is now the home of the Southwest Law School. It's art deco decor has been preserved and the building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. This had been the most famous and expensive of the Bullocks stores, and had a clientel that included the rich and famous. The recipe had been published in the Los Angeles Times food section when the tea room was closed.

    Recipe #304563

    The word "Bullocks" without an apostrophe was used only in the name of the Wilshire store, the most famous and popular of them all. Here you would find a line of people waiting for tables reaching from the tea room to the elevators. In 1983 customers would pay $100. for Easter baskets and order a half dozen. When they offered a Champagne and caviar tasting at $125.a head in '83 they packed the room. The Orange Roll recipe was developed at this store. Note: you may need a bit more flour than is called for in the recipe. Recipe and information from the Los Angeles Times.

    Recipe #305142

    This recipe from the Canary islands is adapted from the book !Delicioso! by Penelope Casas. It's one of my faves.

    Recipe #108952

    This salsa comes from the Border Grill, an upscale restaurant in Santa Monica, that features Modern Mexican cuisine. This salsa recipe was featured in their holiday newsletter. I like to serve it with dippers cut from left over turkey. I'll try it next on a turkey torta (Mexican sandwich).

    Recipe #271978

    This is a traditional recipe from the Islands that Cape Verdeans still make. Additional seasonings are left to the cook, or table condiments can accompany the dish. This recipe was adapted from the Smithsonian Institution's, 1995 Festival of American Folklife Cookbook. Recipes for the cookbook were contributed by American Cape Verdeans who are active in preserving their cultural heritage. There are about 500,000 American Cape Vedeans.

    Recipe #279028

    This very thick, rich soup is made to celebrate special occasions, such as New Year's eve and special family events. This recipe was adapted from the Smithsonian Institution's, 1995 Festival of American Folklife Cookbook. Recipes for the book were contributed by American Cape Verdeans who are active in preserving their cultural heritage. The Cape Verde Islands are located about 300 miles west of Senegal. Many Cape Verdeans migrated to the Atlantic coast of the U.S., many to Rhode island.

    Recipe #277945

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