SIrene's feature review in tomorrow's LATimes Food Section is Mandaloun, a fancy new Lebanese place in Glendale. She gives it a relative rave (2-1/2 stars). Anyone been? How does the food compare with Marouch, for example?
Put jackfruit bacon on your pork bacon or use it as a smoky, salty sub.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
This classic should be in every Southern woman's repertoire. A moist, delicious Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake pleases crowds of all ages, and is the perfect dessert to bring to a neighbor, to a potluck, or to a summer party.