The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on June 10, 1971 · 125
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 125

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A Hearty Out-otDoor Breakfast for Out-of -Sight Appetites ' . - t fix 7-t " V t if i , It I "-J v - 4 1 i - if i , ,, i - 1 1 i i . . J- f 1 1 2J 1 iv""1, 2 - ? ' - - ; . 1 ' s " -i t J ,t '"SI - 3 i ' i MORNING IDYLL Colifomi'a-stylrhearty-breakfast features home-baked-Shephwd-Breorf, centerforegrourid, eggs, meats melons, of tera ride through hi Hside tra? ' ' ... T1m tinntA nv Anna Clu . Times phoia by Judd Glinderson BY JEANNE VOLTZ Tinm FobJ Editor Some years ago we were invited to a breakfast ride in the Colorado Rockies. The air was crisp and cool as we rode. The aroma of coffee blended fragrantly with the scent of the trampled forest floor as we approached the picnic site. Big mugfuls of coffee were poured as the two dozen or so guests gathered, some by auto and some on foot, and the business of cooking got under way. The format seemed ideal for Californians with their passion for outdoor eating and horseback riding. The star attraction of the breakfast was the bread genuine Shepherd's Bread baked by a Basque sheepherder in his cabin atop a peak a few miles away. The bread was sliced in thick slabs, toasted on the grill and spread lavishly with butter. One young man ate half a loaf, it was so enticing. The accompanying foods were suitably forthright, hearty and simple. Here is the menu: BREAKFAST RIDE Assorted Melons Grilled Lamb Chops Grilled Ham Steaks Fried Eggs Hashed Brown. Potatoes Toasted Shepherd's Bread Butter, Preserves Coffee, Milk This menu can be prepared by any reasonably adept outdoor chef, but preparing some of the food in the home kitchen and transporting it to the picnic spot in an automobile simplifies on-the-scene cooking. The help of assistants to slice bread, flip eggs and serve melons expedites service. . The first consideration is a location. Our photographs were made at Foxfield Riding Club in West-lake Village. Since fires are prohibited in many trail areas, generally a riding club or stable which has a picnic area is the best location. This cookout breakfast also might be done in the patio or a park where cooking fires are allowed. The bread, of course, is baked at home. With the aid of a translator (the Basque sheepherder spoke no English), a home economist and a Colorado housewife willing to try the rather sketchy recipe, we obtained the original recipe. After testing it, we found a cast-Please Turii to Page 12, Col. 1 Kitchen Replaces Show Biz for Janet nor, ..iii:J-;::i!f5Jgi 1 :s i: " .. , ; - ,VX -f.,'' I - r v. kc :;V' ?: ,;hn-X ' ' 1 --it r 1 r -1 "J Ar 4 ffc . , '"v A . 1 r v 1 INTERESTING NEW LIFE Raising squab is new career for Janet Gaynor and her husband, Paul Gregory, who'livg.on a ranch near Palm Springs. Both are avid cooks. Times photo by Kathleen Ballard Husband BY BARBARA HANSEN Timti Staff Wrltr There's an oasis of good cooking in the desert near Palm Springs. Hidden by tamarisk trees, bordered by sand, rock and a swimming pool is the ranch home where two far from ordinary cooks conjure up exciting meals. They are Janet Gaynor, first actress to win an Academy Award, and her husband, producer Paul Gregory. For them, the kitchen has replaced stage ,?nd screen. And their 100 - a c r e Singing Trees Ranch has inspired a venture neither could have dreamed of years ago raising squab. Miss Gaynor received the Academy Award in 1929 for her work in three films "Seventh Heaven," "Sunrise" and "Street Angel." Her cooking career began when she moved to a farm in Brazil with her late husband, Hollywood fashion designer Gilbert Adrian. Cooking Fun "Cooking," she said, "became fun for me when I had to improvise and experiment. There was no way to follow a cookbook in Brazil. You couldn't get the ingredients anyway, and a 350-degree temperature didn't mean a thing when you had a wood stove." Conquering that stove gave Miss Gaynor confidence. Far from a terror to deal with, a wood stove has many virtues, she said. "It gives a different kind of heat, not hot-hot but so steady. It doesn't seem to assault the ingredients, it goes along with them." Widowed in 1959, Miss Gaynor was married in 1964 to Gregory, producer of "John Brown's Body," "Don Juan in Hell," "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" and other shows. Gregory had polished his cookery by observing a chef who was his neighbor years ago and while living in France. The two are complementary cooks. Gregory specializes in meats, and Miss Gaynor does ragouts, casseroles and sauces anything needing a light hand. Please Turn to Page 15, Col. 1 v..

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