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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
Dear Life Bites Readers,
I can hardly believe it's Thanksgiving time. We have some great 'clean food' and traditional recipes for you to enjoy with your family, as well as some totally sinful selections from some favorite chefs. Sense of Style is packed with cultural destinations and events to enjoy as winter approaches, including coverage of the spectacular gala opening of the Santa Barbara Symphony season. We have some great healthy cookbooks and general good reading suggestions in Book Bites, as well as some interesting travel destinations for you to enjoy.
The Beverly Hills Hotel, the 'grand dame' of Sunset Boulevard is featured in Hotel/Chef this month, and provides lots of interesting information on the history of the 'pink palace' for your enjoyment. Health minded has some helpful information for cyclists, as well as general health tips, sips has Wolfgang Puck news on green gastronomique. Kids K and Teen Times page offer the best in 'what's happening' in the young scene, and the Santa Barbara Chowder Festival turned out to be a great story,
Upcoming travel sections will provide helpful suggestions or families planning holiday vacations, from economical to outrageous. The new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavillion is now open at LACMA in Los Angeles, and is an amazing art venue.
I hope you will join us in remembering our soldiers fighting in foreign lands and pray for their safe return to their families. God bless them, and God bless America in these challenging times. May the flag of freedom fly now and forever.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and dear friends.
LBN NOVEMBER RECIPE
Stuffed Zucchini Flowers by Costas Spiliadis
Estiatorio Milos will open at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in December 2010,
and will feature the culinary talent of acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Costas
Spiliadis will present his fabulous Mediterranean seafood, which he has made
popular in New York City, Montreal and Athens, Greece.
zucchini flowers, closed
2 oz. (60g)
2 oz. 50g Manouri cheese
2 oz. 60
gt. Ksinomizithra (xynomyzithra) cheese
onions, white parts
½ red chili
pepper, to taste
4 cups (1
ltr.) frying oil
(200g) all-purpose flour
½ cup (150
ml) cold water
(fleur de sel), to taste
1 ¼ cup
(150g) Greek-style yogurt
flowers carefully and remove the stem inside without breaking it.
In a metal
bowl, mix the feta, the Manouri (semi hard sheep and goat cheese from Greece) and the
ksinomizithra (a smooth creamy, fermented chevre) into an almost creamy mixture.
the spring onions, dill, parsely, peppermeint, an red chilies, and add to the
mixture. Season with pepper only-no salt.
flowers with the mixture and set aside.
cold water with the flour and make a creamy (pancake-like) mixture.
flowers in the dough and cook in hot oil until golden brown.
with afarala and oregano. Serve hot with Greek-style yogurt on the side.
LBN Staff 2010
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The Olives Table, English
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