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A shopping and eating adventure with a world-renowned chef and restaurateur: Michael’s Market Meet-Ups — where friends, food and flavor come together.
Chef Michael McCarty is hailed as a pioneer of the California Cuisine movement that began in the early 1980s. He and a group of California chefs started sourcing [...]
Red Sauce for Pasta
This recipe is meant as a template. Please alter, add, remove, adapt as you see fit based on your own tastes and ingredients at hand. The ingredients, quantities, and methods are also loose suggestions. (You may substitute homemade sauce in lieu of canned.) Be as spontaneous as possible!
There’s a reason Felicia Friesema writes the farmers’ markets report for the L.A. Weekly. There’s also a reason she leads tours of area farmers’ markets. She really knows her vegetables and fruits — intimately, passionately. She is a fount of produce information, and loves sharing her knowledge. I recently had the pleasure of joining a [...]
Herbed Polenta Toast with Sautéed Mushrooms
Provided by Martine Marcus
4 – 6
1 1/2 hours
½ cup polenta, coarse ground
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 Tb olive oil
3 ounces hard cheese (Aged Gouda, Reggiano, etc.)
¼ cup fresh herbs (parsley, chives, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring water to a boil with bay leaf, [...]