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  • Chimichurri [recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    1 week ago

    Argentianian Chimichurri is a great sauce to make and have on hand in the fridge for steak, chicken, vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, and on some salads. They call it the ketchup of Latin America, which means you can use it on anything. My personal favorite is for Kosher Pigs in...

  • How to Choose an Olive Oil

    By Elana Horwich

    2 weeks ago

    A common question I receive in my cooking classes is which olive oil to choose. This is NOT a no-brainer question.

    I can walk into any market, glance at my choices and in a matter of minutes, make my decision. Minutes, yes minutes. Not seconds. Choosing an olive oil takes some...

  • Recipes with Roses for Mother’s Day

    By Elana Horwich

    May 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

    In western culture, roses are viewed as romantic and beautiful . No one thinks to actually eat the roses themselves and hence taste the romance and beauty.

    Roses can be consumed in the form of rose water. In fact, Middle Eastern cuisine has utilized the intoxicating flavor of the...

  • 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....

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  • Pollo alla Cacciatora - The Hunter’s Wife’s Chicken [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    January 17, 2014 | 9:00 am

    For years I was misled about the true meaning of the names of famous Italian dishes such as pollo alla cacciatora, penne all'arrabbiata, cotolette alla milanesa. But truth be told, what seems to be the correct etymological reasoning behind these titles is entirely boring. I am much...

  • 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...
  • 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...

  • Pescespada alla Mamma di Edo (Edo’s Mother’s Swordfish) [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 13, 2013 | 9:00 am

    A word about the boy and his mom:

    American girls can’t help but fall in love with Italian men like Edo. He has long dark curls that bounce in joy when he walks, grayish blue eyes that sparkle with depth and intelligence, and a smile that loves to come out and parade itself around...

  • On olive oil

    By Hava Volterra

    April 26, 2013 | 11:15 am

    My father, who grew up in Ancona, a small Italian port town about 200 miles south of Venice, once told about his first encounter with “other” types of oil:

    When he was about 6 years old he went with his mother to a grocery store, and there, on the store window, was a large sign...

  • Supplementing Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil or Nuts Decreases Stroke Risk

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 5, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    What is a Mediterranean diet? I had always believed that it involves eating shawarma three times a day while sitting on a beach in Tel Aviv, just because that’s my diet when I visit the Mediterranean. I was astounded to learn that this is not the case. A Mediterranean diet includes...

  • Rosemary Almond Cake with Olive Oil and Orange Zest [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

    For years I had a recurring nightmare that I find myself in the Sienese countryside where Chianti grapes display themselves in Bacchanalian rows, inviting an aimless wanderer, me, in to taste a bite of their intoxicating deep purple fruit.

    With a bunch of grapes ripped off the...

  • It’s Not Easy Being “Fishy”

    By Michael Israel

    August 20, 2012 | 6:02 pm

    Fish is one of the most polarizing foods in our diet. Many people have awful memories of growing up in a home where fish night was nightmarish. Prior to the explosion of sushi restaurants in the U.S., many home cooks were under the impression that fish are full of bacteria and...

  • Middle Eastern farmers bearing the brunt of plunging olive oil prices

    May 31, 2012 | 10:44 am

    The price for olive oil has dropped to its lowest level in a decade and farmers in the Middle East are bearing the brunt as Spain and Italy dump their government-subsidized stocks at below cost.

    “The international market prices are going below sustainable levels,” Nasser Abu...

  • Give Teen Party a Pizza Makeover

    By Beverly Levitt

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Unlike the bar and bat mitzvah parties of my youth, which were often like pint-sized weddings, where barely a dozen preteen friends and a smattering of cousins ate grown-up food, mingled, and danced awkwardly among a sea of elders, today's parties honor the bar/bat mitzvah peer...