Blog Profile / Daily Dish


URL :http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Food & Drink
Posts on Regator:4247
Posts / Week:8.9
Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Still have Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this Thai-style turkey soup recipe

Getting a little tired of Thanksgiving leftovers? Repurpose the last of the turkey using this Thai-style soup recipe. The soup takes only about an hour to make, perfect for a weeknight meal, combining leftover turkey, eggplant, tomatoes and coconut milk with bright, fresh flavors including jalapenos,...

This chocolatier adds caramel, toffee and cannabis to her chocolates

The first time cannabis chocolatier Vanessa Lavorato tried a marijuana-infused edible, it was on 4/20, the national cannabis-culture holiday, and she was at a celebratory gathering in Santa Cruz. “I was really into baking pies at the time, so I made one with cannabis butter,” she says. “I had no...

A fine dining chef gave up a restaurant career for marijuana-plant-to-table cuisine

“I remember the first time I smoked OG Kush,” chef Holden Jagger says. “I thought it tasted like Mexican food.”  The 32-year-old chef is prepping for a dinner party, perched over the stove browning pears in a cast iron pan slick with duck fat. It's a familiar task for Jagger, who spent six years...

Make this spinach balls recipe for a simple Thanksgiving appetizer

Spinach, breadcrumbs, cheese, onion, a touch of garlic, eggs, more cheese and plenty of butter.  It’s hard to resist these simple spinach balls, whether served at a potluck, weekend gathering, or as a quick bite before you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal. It’s no wonder this recipe is one of...

How to tell when your Thanksgiving turkey is done

You’re roasting your Thanksgiving turkey in the oven, and while it may look crisp, golden and ready to eat, you have no idea if it’s actually done. What do you do? There’s only one foolproof way to check for proper doneness and that is using a thermometer. For years, the Department of Agriculture...

Make this lemon chiffon pie recipe your new go-to Thanksgiving dessert

When it comes to Thanksgiving dessert, it’s all about the pie. This is one holiday that’s not complete without the pumpkin pie, or pecan, or perhaps even the apple or cherry. But if you’re looking for something just a little lighter, with a nice tang from fresh lemon juice and zest, give this lemon...

22 ideas for the foodie on your holiday gift list

Whether you’re staying at home, or close to it, this year or traveling far afield, it can be fun to do your gift shopping locally. So this year we’ve curated our gift guide with our home state in mind, picking up a few things — olive oils and jams, chocolates and earthenware pots — that have been...

Try this recipe for a comforting bowl of potato and wild chard soup

One bite of this rich soup, and you might never guess its depth of flavor comes from a few ingredients and less than an hour’s time preparing the recipe. Tender diced potatoes, chopped chard, garlic, olive oil and a touch of seasoning make for a perfect combination in this simple meal, perfect...

Bludso's BBQ in Compton closes, to reopen in a new location

If you love Texas barbecue, you’ve likely beaten a worn path to Kevin Bludso’s homey storefront in Compton, where he’s been making some of the best in Los Angeles since 2008. L.A. may finally be in the midst of a relative barbecue renaissance, but good barbecue is nothing new to the part of town...

Want to eat out on Thanksgiving? 20 great restaurants we'd go to

Maybe you don’t feel like prepping for three days to serve dinner to a small crowd on Thanksgiving. Maybe the thought of someone else roasting a turkey and dealing with the dishes sounds like the best idea you’ve heard all year. If you're leaning toward going out for the holiday, we have some suggestions....

Salute the middle of the week with this saucy pumpkin cocktail recipe

Take some of your favorite fall flavors — pumpkin, cinnamon, orange and maple — and combine them in a glass. This saucy pumpkin cocktail does just that, adding a touch of cinnamon whiskey, orange liqueur and maple syrup to a pint of pumpkin ale. It’s a simple cocktail to make, and a perfect way...

Check out these ginger cream cookies and vote in our Holiday Cookie Bake-Off

We're now taking votes for our 6th Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. We have 130 tempting entries to choose from, so make your voice heard. It’s time to vote for your favorite. If you're curious about some of the entries, check out these ginger cream cookies. They were submitted by Brett...

Little Sister chef opens spinoff restaurant in Orange County

From Wolfgang Puck’s new lounge to the Little Sister spinoff in Huntington Beach, here’s what’s happening in the world of food.  Hey Little Sister:  Chef Tin Vuong and Jed Sanford, the team behind Blackhouse Hospitality (Little Sister, Steak and Whisky, Abigaile), have opened their first O.C. restaurant,...

How to make the pickle-brined fried chicken recipe from Terrine

Think “comfort food,” and for many of us, that means fried chicken. Unpretentious and best eaten with your fingers, there is still an art to great fried chicken. Take a tender piece of meat, delicately season it and dredge it with a dusting of flour, then fry it to crisp, golden perfection. At...

Today is the last day to enter our Holiday Cookie Bake-Off!

Have you submitted your favorite cookie recipe yet? Today is the last day to enter our sixth Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. Put your best recipe up against the rest! Check out this recipe for sour cherry rugelach from Leah Koch of Los Angeles, one of our former Bake-Off finalists. She...

Jump-start your holiday baking with this almond 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 aromatic almond extract. Have you submitted...

Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills has a new vegan restaurant. And yes, there's avocado toast

From Filipino food in Orange County to avocado toast at Neiman Marcus, here’s what’s happening in the world of food and drink:  Neiman Marcus goes vegan: One of the swankiest department stores in Los Angeles is about to open a vegan restaurant. Matthew Kenney NM, a new restaurant by Matthew Kenney...

This fall's new cookbooks: 27 of our favorites

Fall is a season that many of us look forward to, not only for the weather and the sports and the holidays, but because that’s when publishers tend to drop their best and often heftiest cookbooks. This year’s collection is a terrific one, loaded with books from notable chefs and much-loved cookbook...

Destroyer in Culver City has the best plant-centered cooking in Los Angeles right now

Before I get on to the business of reviewing Destroyer, let me say that you’re going to hate this restaurant. Really, you are. If you are in a normal state of mind, the one that suggests that a restaurant is where you might go for a respite from the anxieties of your day, a place that leaves you...

What's up with the cookbook industry these days

Back around 2010, a dark mood began to press down on the hardback cookbook industry, something that Ten Speed’s vice president and imprint publisher, Lorena Jones, called “a prevailing sense of doom.” The first-generation iPad had just hit the stores, igniting an industrywide belief that tablets...

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC