Day: March 28, 2021

Recipes to celebrate the arrival of spring

With Passover now underway, Easter just a week away and temperatures staying above 72 degrees these days, it’s starting to officially feel like spring in L.A. To kick it off, I created an Easter-ish menu that celebrates the ingredients that remind me of the season and holiday: lamb, new potatoes, mint and coconut. Like most seasonally-minded cooks in Southern California, I note the different seasons not by the calendar month but by which ingredients are in the market. In anticipation of all the new green things and non-citrus fruits appearing in the market, I’m taking screenshots of recipes, dog-earing pages in cookbooks and having chats with fellow cooks to collect recipes to use with all the goods.

For new baby artichokes, I turn to Bavel’s treatment of

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foods invented in times of hardship


Some of the most delicious recipes were invented out of necessity. Faced with a lack of certain ingredients, creative bakers scraped together whatever was in their larder so they could still put bread – or cake – on the table. Resourceful wartime cooks used their rations and their imaginations to come up with tasty meals and make each scrap of food stretch as far as possible. Here are some of the best dishes that were born from hardship and are now firm favorites.



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A combination of elbow macaroni, tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn, beans and chopped hot dogs, Hoover stew emerged during the Great Depression in the 1930s. It was often served in soup kitchens in ‘Hoovervilles’ – shantytowns built by displaced people and named after

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Kosher recipes for Passover – Chicago Tribune

450 Princeton Ave., Barrington: $899,000 | Listed: Feb. 26, 2021

This six-bedroom home has four bathrooms, one half-bathroom, a three-car garage, and a dramatic entrance with hardwood floors. The kitchen includes a massive island, room for an eat-in kitchen table, and opens onto a family room with a stone fireplace. A primary bedroom suite on the first floor has a luxury bath and a double walk-in closet. The first-floor office has double French doors and custom cabinetry, and additional office space is located in a dedicated room off of the kitchen. A loft could be used as an additional workspace or a gaming area. The backyard is landscaped, fully fenced, and contains a built-in heated pool. An oversized laundry room and a large mudroom complete this home.

Agent: Robin Chessick of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, 847-641-4243

*Some listing photos are “virtually staged,” meaning they have been digitally altered to represent

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