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  • Little Italian Potato Sticks with Rosemary and Thyme [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 2, 2014 | 9:00 am

    These are kind of like french fries except one, they aren’t fried, and two, I am choosing not to give the French credit for them. There is no political or historical reasoning behind that decision.

    This is not because only a generation and a half ago, basically after two...

  • The Real Way To Make Tomato Bruschetta [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    January 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Tomato bruschetta, like all Italian staples, comes along with a set of rules. Unfortunately many of these rules are broken regularly even in top establishments. I am going to set it straight. Right here. Right now.

    1. Bruschetta is pronounced broo-SKETTA, not broo-SHETTA.

    2....

  • How To Stuff Your Face and Stay Thin Over the Holidays

    By Elana Horwich

    December 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Eat only celery! Just kidding. Like that’s an option. People who give that kind of advice clearly could never be good in bed.

    We warm-blooded people are all going to eat a lot…as this is a time to relax, be with loved ones and stuff our happy faces.

    I often talk about how food...

  • How To Make The Best Quinoa In Town

    By Elana Horwich

    October 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

    The Basics of Quinoa

    I make the best quinoa in town, and considering I live in the capital of quinoa, Los Angeles, this is quite an accomplishment

    My tricks are:

    1. Make your life easy and buy a rice cooker. (buy here)
    2. Dress the quinoa while it is hot and serve it while...
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  • Perfect Summer Sangria [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 14, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Sangria is tricky. Made well, it is a mouth-enlivening sensory experience formed by the perfect marriage between earthy notes of good wine and the sweet acidity of juicy fruits.

    At worst, it is a hangover that doesn’t quit and a headache that splits temples in two. I’ve been...

  • Heirloom Caprese Salad [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 7, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Everyone and their mother thinks they know how to make a caprese salad but they do not. The irony is a caprese salad is so simple that it seems impossible that it is not always made correctly and well. First and foremost, I would like to let the world know that a caprese does not...

  • Heirloom Gazpacho with Grapefruit and Basil [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Everyone says exactly the same thing when they taste this gazpacho.

    “Oh-my-God.” (And there’s also a large number who follow up with, “and I don’t even like gazpacho.”)

    Well, they’re right. This is God’s work. I can hardly take the credit. I didn’t create the molecular...

  • Rustic Whole Grain Cherry Tomato Bruschetta [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 26, 2013 | 9:30 am

    Italians would never make bruschetta on whole grain bread. Believe it or not, it’s not even easy to find good whole grain bread in Italy. But come on, no matter how good a fresh, crusty, country loaf of ciabatta might be, white flour is just not that good for us. (Don’t tell my...

  • Vigor Triggers: Spring Herbs

    By Elana Horwich

    May 1, 2013 | 12:00 pm

       

    Mint is perfect for an after dinner herbal tea. It:

    • aids digestion
    • is beneficial for nausea and flatulence
    • can help headaches or migraines. (Hint: take a little peppermint essential oil and rub it on your temples and scalp when you have a headache)

    Parsley is...

  • Oy Veh, a Vegan Salad [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    While I am away travelling I want to make sure you all eat!

    The last thing a cook wants to hear when she walks into a party that she has been preparing for for three days is that someone, the party-host’s brother no less, is a vegan. Had I known I would have made some of the...

  • THE BEST BRISKET EVER. with potatoes. [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 3, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    I don’t compliment myself too easily. In fact I have a complex about not being good enough. I am terrified that everything I do will suck and bring embarrassment to my family and the entire Jewish people at large. A neurotic Jew- that is so cliche, which only makes me feel more...

  • Quinoa Tabouli with Four Fresh Herbs (RECIPE)

    By Elana Horwich

    January 21, 2013 | 11:00 am

    A recipe from last Wednesday's Fab Five Cooking Class....

    I do not propose to make a tabouli that will revolutionize world-wide tabouli. In fact, this recipe is not technically even tabouli at all.  It is made with quinoa and adds fresh basil and cilantro, all of which are...

  • Simple and Basic Tomato Basil Sauce (RECIPE)

    By Elana Horwich

    January 11, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Learning to make tomato sauce is challenging. This recipe is quite simple as promised, don’t get me wrong.  But there are so many ways of making a tomato sauce, so many good ways, that it’s easy to get confused. The reality is it takes time and practice to get to a point when you...