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One-pot goodness: 8 great pot roast recipes

From red wine-braised tri-tip to lamb with fennel and potatoes, here are eight of our favorite pot roast recipes, perfect for chilly winter nights. @noellecarter

28 dinner ideas ready in an hour or less

Looking for a simple dinner solution you can put on the table in an hour or less? We’ve compiled 28 of our favorite recipes, perfect for when you’re planning dinner on a busy weeknight! @noellecarter

When the season gives you cauliflower, roast, broil, grill and stir-fry it

What’s in season: With colors ranging from pale orange to bright violet, even green, there’s a whole world of cauliflower to be found beyond the common white staple. Look for Romanesco cauliflower (also called Romanesco broccoli), a pale green variety originally from northern Italy and known for...

For Hanukkah, a celebration of olio nuovo , or new olive oil

From at least the 14th century, Jews have celebrated Hanukkah by deep-frying pastries — Iraqi zengoula, Indian jalabi, Spanish and Mexican buñuelos, Italian frittelle, Israeli sufganiyot — and, since the 19th century, pan-frying potato latkes. But it’s the oil — specifically olive oil — and not...

7th annual Holiday Cookie Bake-off: Get out the vote!

We're now taking votes for our seventh annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. It’s time to make your voice heard! Go to our official page and vote for your favorite. If you're curious about some of the entries, check out the peppermint bark cookies from Kathleen. She writes: "My granddaughter,...

Sonora-style hot dogs — with love, from Hermosillo

Drive around Tucson and sometimes it seems as if you are never more than five minutes from a Sonora-style hot dog, a bacon-swaddled, condiment-heavy street food staple that’s popular all over southern Arizona. Day and night, they’re being grilled to order under umbrella-shaded curbside carts, or...

How long does a turkey take to cook? Is it done? Answers to last-minute Thanksgiving questions

The turkey has been in the oven for what feels like forever, and while it smells wonderful and looks crisp, golden and ready to eat, you can’t tell if it’s actually done, just by looking. What do you do? Use a thermometer. It’s the one foolproof way to check for proper doneness. Pop-up timers aren’t...

Chef Nyesha Arrington is back with a new restaurant in Santa Monica

From a new Robertson Boulevard cocktail bar to bone broth on Melrose Avenue, here’s what’s happening in the L.A. food and drink world. Sophomore project: Chef Nyesha Arrington is back with a new restaurant called Native in Santa Monica. The “Top Chef” alum, who opened the now-closed Leona in Santa...

24 of our favorite stuffing and dressing recipes, just in time for Thanksgiving

Corn bread, wild rice, sausage, chestnut, focaccia and more. We’ve compiled 24 of our favorite stuffing and dressing recipes, perfect for your Thanksgiving planning. And check out our Thanksgiving page for more tips and recipes! @noellecarter

Enter our 7th annual Holiday Cookie Bake-off, and check out this candy cane cookie recipe

Nothing says Christmas quite like candy canes. Or candy cane-shaped cookies. Kristen Johnson of Santa Monica was a finalist one year in our Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off after submitting her recipe for almond candy cane cookies, flavored with almond extract. Johnson writes: "My mother,...

Thanksgiving recipes from our food writers' home kitchens

The airfares to Europe are really good this November. I thought I’d mention that because I’ve been spending a certain amount of time thinking about Thanksgiving week in Tuscany, where I could be drinking Brunello and eating wild boar chops instead of stuffing sage leaves under the puckery skin...

Submit recipes for the 7th annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-off

Do you have a terrific holiday cookie recipe? Enter our seventh annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-off, which starts this Saturday, Nov. 4. Submit your recipe, plus an essay and photo or video by Nov. 25, to Times Food staff will take the top 20 vote-getters and narrow...

10 cookbooks for your holiday gift list

We've got cookbook recommendations for everyone on your gift list.

Pies, pancakes, bread pudding and more great recipes for sweet potatoes, now in season

What’s in season: So is it a sweet potato or a yam? (Hint: They’re pretty much all sweet potatoes.) Native to the Americas, sweet potatoes come in hundreds of varieties, though they generally can be divided into two main groups: the pale tuber and the darker-skinned, bright-orange-fleshed root...

A new cookbook is donating proceeds to Planned Parenthood, another to the ACLU

When it comes to addressing social injustice, food is both the message and the medium. From ingredient sourcing and labor practices to school lunch policies and professional kitchen culture, the many working parts of our food system offer entree into understanding a scope of issues affecting vulnerable...

The woman behind Esters, best wine bar in Southern California

Josh Loeb — owner with his wife, Zoe Nathan, of the Santa Monica restaurant Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen — has always had a penchant for wine. As he was coming up in the industry, he had stints buying wine at a small number of places, most notably Capo, Bruce Marder’s wine-centric...

7 no-soak bean recipes

Why soak your beans before cooking if you don’t have to? There are a number of reasons why this step is unnecessary, so you can stop it already. Oh, and we’ve compiled several of our favorite bean recipes, from soups to sides — no soaking necessary. @noellecarter

How to make French onion soup and more great one-pot soup dinners

We’ve compiled several of our favorite one-pot soup recipes, from French onion to Italian pasta and bean, just in time for cooler fall weather! @noellecarter

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