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The return of L.A. Beer Week

Lovers of local craft beer won't have to wait until September for L.A. Beer Week; this year the nine-day cavalcade of tap-takeovers, beer dinners and special events begins on June 20 and runs through June 28. 

When chill kills -- summer fruits you shouldn't refrigerate

You've spent a lot of time and money shopping for the very best fruits and vegetables, and naturally you want to make them last. So you stick them in the refrigerator. Not so fast.

Counter: Hollywood and wine

Christina House / Los Angeles Times Hello again, Can the proprietor of a nose-to-tail gastropub find true happiness at a twee small-plates restaurant? In the case of Brendan Collins, who we all thought would stay forever at his beery Waterloo & City in Culver City, it's hard to tell. Because while...

What Alimento's Zack Pollack is drinking: A sparkling wine from Slovenia

Zach Pollack, chef-owner of Alimento in Silver Lake and founding partner in Sotto, has been drinking wine since he was a kid and was allowed to taste from his father's glass. But he said he really didn't appreciate or understand wine until he moved to Italy in 2006 to pursue his interest in cooking...

The McDonald's of the future lets you customize your burgers

Except for a small, horizontal, black-and-white sign that reads "Create Your Taste," you wouldn't know that on a fairly bleak corner of downtown Los Angeles, McDonald's has stealthily opened the only L.A. outlet that offers a new, automated program to customize burgers.

How to make a great chocolate-chip cookie

Love a great chocolate-chip cookie? Whether you're more of a crisp and crumbly kind of fan, or you prefer yours soft and chewy, this kind of love requires only one thing: a sweet tooth. Oh, and plenty of chocolate.

In the Kitchen: Your frozen, fried and campfired summer

Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times Greetings, sun worshipers, Now that summer has officially arrived in Southern California - weather-wise, if not strictly according to the calendar - I've been thinking a lot about hot-weather foods. And that, of course, means ice cream. And, because our diets are...

Poke Salad Bar vs. Spinfish: Old Town Pasadena poke battle

Poke, the Hawaiian dish of spiced raw fish, is quickly becoming as ubiquitous as the croissant-donut hybrid, so it's no wonder that Old Town Pasadena is home to not just one, but two poke restaurants -- on the same block, no less.  Both offer build-your-own bowls, fresh fish and friendly service.

Secrets to becoming a fry master

Done right, fried food is an art. Beyond creating a great crust, a dip in hot oil is perfect for keeping moisture in the food as it cooks, whether you're frying up a succulent batch of chicken, battered oysters or a sweet dessert. Properly fried foods should never taste "oily" -- no soggy doughnuts...

Counter: Let's get khinkali, my little dumplings

Amy Scattergood / Los Angeles Times Salutations, This week's review is of Tumanyan Khinkhali Factory, a slick, well-watered delivery system for the massive Georgian-style soup dumplings called khinkali, which are undoubtedly among the best things you've never tasted. You get khinkali, and some...

Looking for Khinkalis? Old Village in Glendale has them

If you are anything like me, you turned to this week's review of Tumanyan Khinkali Factory hoping to find news of a new, Georgian restaurant serving something close to the cooking you find at the better places in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood (and briefly here at the short-lived Ritza...

Beer events and gifts for Father's Day -- or any day, really

Now that L.A. Beer Week has moved to June, the celebration of craft brewing coincides with the celebration of fatherhood, and what better way to show your appreciation than sharing a special brew with dad on Sunday? From beer festivals to beer brunches to beer-and-burger battles, here are plenty...

Quinoa, lentil, vegetable and more: 11 lettuce-free salads

Love salad but tired of all those greens? Now you can have your salads lettuce-free with recipes revolving around quinoa, lentils, garbanzo beans, seasonal vegetables and more with these ideas, ready in an hour or less:

Why eggs have gotten more expensive in California

How big an impact has the new California law that reduced crowding in henhouses had on the state's chicken farmers? New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that the state's egg production has dropped by 20% over last year, with the number of laying hens falling by roughly the...

L.A. kids menus that don't suck: Think burrata flatbread, not pizza

Your kids deserve more than dry, fried chicken strips and ketchup, a cheeseburger and watery mac 'n' cheese. And in your quest to find a kids menu that doubles as a coloring book, you shouldn't be forced to eat UFO-saucer-sized plates of red sauce spaghetti and bricks of onion rings. 

7 great things to do with ghee, Indian-style clarified butter

If you've spent any time cooking Indian food - or hanging out in Indian groceries and markets - then you'll be familiar with ghee, the Indian style of clarified butter. Like clarified butter, ghee is butter that's been long-simmered until the milk solids have separated, then strained.

Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

Have a craving for Caribbean food? Need a recommendation for sushi? Want to know where to find the best tacos in the city? Need more dining questions answered? Jonathan Gold is your man. Come back here today at noon for a live chat with him. You can ask your question via Twitter using #AskJGold,...

In the Kitchen: The fruits of our summer

Hello fruit-arians, The mornings may still be gray and cloudy, as only June Gloom can bring, but you need only walk through a farmers market - a far more reliable calendar - to be sure that summer is here. Peaches, plums and nectarines are all in abundance, and even the first melons and beefsteak...

Ghee, the Indian-style clarified butter, is now made in Los Angeles

The new got-to-have ingredient is ghee - not from India, where this ancient style of clarified butter originated, but from right here in Los Angeles.

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