This Eat Beat features a Culinary SOS request from Pat Schwanhausser in Elkin, N.C.:
I am from North Carolina and recently visited Los Angeles. While there I visited Julienne in San Marino. The double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie is the best I have ever eaten. Would it be possible to get the recipe for this cookie?
Julienne was happy to share its recipe for amazing chocolate espresso cookies. In this Eat Beat, Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter demonstrates the cookies. You can find the recipe here.
In this Eat Beat, I demonstrate a simple, savory artichoke salad with cubed potatoes and which gets a nice touch of heat from added harissa paste (a Tunisian paste made with chiles, garlic, spices including cumin and caraway, and olive oil). The dish, which takes less than an hour to prepare, can easily be made ahead of time for later serving.
In today's Eat Beat, Food editor Russ Parsons demonstrates how to make a simple soup of greens and pasta, seasoned with a touch of sherry vinegar and ground fennel seed and topped with a generous grating of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Continue reading below for the recipe.
Looking for a simple something sweet for dessert? Food editor Russ Parsons loves pairing cookies with fresh summer fruit as a light but perfect end to a meal. In this Eat Beat, he demonstrates one of his favorites, the snickerdoodle.
Today's "Eat Beat" recipe demonstration is for roasted pumpkin salad from Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter. Light and bright, it combines roasted pumpkins and red pearl onions with tart greens, bacon and toasted walnuts, all tossed together with a tangy vinaigrette. You can also find the recipe here.
Catch our televised recipe demonstrations on KTLA channel 5 every Wednesday and Friday toward the end of the 1 p.m. news hour; you can also watch the videos on Food's homepage.
Coming next: Sweet potato pie with pecan streusel topping.
This is how the day started in the L.A. Times' Test Kitchen, with KTLA doing a spot on Stud Muffins. (We'll leave it up to the video to explain in details, lest we get in trouble with anyone over anything.)
Needless to say, it created quite an early-morning stir with the few folks who were inside the building at the crack of dawn. Several cranky types complained about the noise. The rest lined up to watch.