While Skenes and his staff use ikejime (ee-kay gee-may) on almost every fish that comes into their kitchen, all of which come in live from local waters, many other Bay Area restaurants import fish from Japan prepared using the same methods to prolong the freshness and keep the flavor pure. Ikejime fish also have a pleasing interplay of textures that comes through especially when served raw. The flesh is silky yet resistant — kind of a sushi equivalent to al dente pasta. … [Read more...] about Fresh fish as an art
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The Votes for Women: Ridgefield Celebrates the 19th Amendment series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Historical Society, the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and the Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR. … [Read more...] about Votes for Women: Exhibit opens March 1
Small by Berlin opera company standards is not small. Komische is a company of 450, and it really is a company. Kosky has built a stable of devoted performers with whom he can work in an environment where the gestation period for a production is long, allowing for experimentation, complexity and polish. Productions stay regularly in repertory for years but return just infrequently enough that they remain fresh. A few tour, like “Flute” and “Bohème” (which premiered at Komische last year), but Kosky also uses the Komische resources, and often its artists, to develop new productions elsewhere, as was the case with the Salzburg “Orphée,” allowing him to make a theater more finished than normally possible. … [Read more...] about Commentary: Where Barrie Kosky, Europe’s hot opera director, wants to make his American splash
Los Angeles Opera did not respond to a Times request for comment Tuesday as two investigations proceeded. In the first, L.A. Opera hired investigator Debra Wong Yang of the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Yang recently sent a letter to L.A. Opera contractors and employees, inviting them to speak out about harassment and promising that the company would prohibit retaliation against “anyone participating in an investigation in good faith.” … [Read more...] about Plácido Domingo withdraws from the Met. Will this be the script for the L.A. Opera?
In his New Year’s Eve speech, the North Korean leader threatened that he could press a “nuclear button” from his desk that would activate missiles capable of hitting mainland United States. (The reality is a bit more complicated.) President Trump responded by boasting that his nuclear button was bigger. … [Read more...] about North Korea: Our Nukes Are Aimed Only at United States