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Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

Have a craving for dumplings? Looking for a recommendation for dinner in Encino? Need more dining questions answered? Jonathan Gold is your man. (And yes, you can ask him about his movie.) Come back here today at noon for a live chat with him. You can ask your question via Twitter using #AskJGold,...

Try this quick and easy fruit gratin recipe for dessert tonight

Some occasions call for simplicity. A busy worknight, last-minute company, only a handful of ingredients in the fridge — we totally understand. This fresh fruit gratin recipe serves four and is ready is less than half an hour. Crumble cookies and place them at the bottom of a ramekin, add fruit,...

How to get a box of really cool Japanese snacks and toys delivered every month

There are some people who can spend an entire afternoon in a Japanese market, wandering through the aisles of green tea-flavored candy, rice crackers, togarashi, flavored seaweed and salad Pretz.  If this sounds even vaguely familiar, there's a company designed to deliver the Japanese market experience,...

What we're into: Korean dumplings at Chungsil Hongsil

The phrase chungsil hongsil refers to the red and blue threads used in traditional Korean wedding rites. Chungsil Hongsil is a kind of speed-dating event for the Korean parents of eligible singles. (Victoria Kim wrote a wonderful story about it in The Times not long ago) And Chungsil Hongsil is...

Tokyo ramen veteran opens Venice Ramen by the beach

There's a new ramen joint on the Westside.  Only this one isn’t located anywhere near Sawtelle Japantown, with its concentration of well-regarded Japanese eateries.  Instead, Venice Ramen has quietly opened in a strip mall on the border of Venice and Marina del Rey, blocks away from the ocean....

In the Kitchen: Vegetable-centered paella and English peas

Paella is one of those dishes that is both rustic yet stunning enough for company: a wide pan of saffron-tinted rice tinted with an almost endless array of options. Perhaps you're craving seafood. Maybe you prefer yours flavored with tender bits of chicken or rabbit, along with bits of spiced chorizo....

Night + Market's Kris Yenbamroong named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine

Kris Yenbamroong, it is safe to say, had a fairly eventful weekend. On Saturday, he married Sarah St. Lifer at Night + Market, the wonderful Thai restaurant they run together. On Sunday, an announcement of the marriage made the Vows page of the New York Times. And early this morning, he was named...

Have dessert for breakfast with this sweet potato pancake recipe

Sometimes you just need to start the day with a little dessert. Who are we to judge? These sweet potato pancakes are just sweet enough, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, the tang of buttermilk and rich molasses. It's kind of like having your pie, but in pancake form. Drench a stack with...

Farmers market report: English peas are in season. Here are 7 recipes

What's in season: English peas, also known as common garden peas, are prized for their uncommonly bright, sweet flavor. The vibrant green peas can be enjoyed a variety of ways but will need to be shucked before using. Thankfully, some farmers take care of this tedious task, and shucked peas can...

How to make the chocolate fondant cake from République

At République, the bell tower-topped church of a restaurant on La Brea Avenue that was once Campanile, there are many things you could order for dessert after you've polished off chef-owner Walter Manzke's roast chicken or his massive cassoulet. Pastry chef Margarita Manzke, who was recently nominated...

Really love bread? Check out 'The New Bread Basket' book

Book of the week: “The New Bread Basket,” by Amy Halloran (Chelsea Green, $17.95). If your idea of fun is reading H.E. Jacob’s 1944 book “Six Thousand Years of Bread” while you bake sourdough bread made with newly milled flour, then you probably already know about Amy Halloran’s first book. If...

Okipoki in downtown isn't just another poke restaurant

The poke phenomenon in Los Angeles shows no signs of stopping. And while most poke restaurants, including Santa Monica's Sweetfin Poke (which just announced its upcoming second location), and Poke Me, allow customers to select their own combinations of fish, base and toppings, one new restaurant...

Encino is about to get a new ramen restaurant from two big-name chefs

One chef known for his barbecue and another chef known for his vegan food are joining forces to open a ramen restaurant in Encino.  Luke Reyes, who used to be the executive chef at the Studio City barbecue joint Butchers & Barbers, and Phillip Frankland Lee, the chef and co-owner of Scratch Bar...

The California minimum wage increase: What it would mean for restaurants and your dinner bill

The ongoing debate over tipping, service charges and the minimum wage for restaurant employees has been a much talked about subject in the Los Angeles dining scene for quite some time now. But the issue came to a head with Gov. Jerry Brown's announcement on Monday of a plan to increase the minimum...

There's a dog cafe in Silver Lake where you can play with dogs and drink coffee

If you're looking to spend an afternoon with coffee and cute canines, there's a new cafe in Silver Lake designed to help you do just that. It's called the Dog Cafe, and its owner is billing it as the first such cafe in the U.S.  The idea is to create a new way for people to adopt shelter dogs....

20 recipes for leftover hard-boiled eggs

Now that Easter is over, what do you do with all the leftover hard-boiled eggs? From egg salad sandwiches to salad ideas, shortcakes (yes, fold the eggs in with quickbread batters for a fast dessert -- or breakfast) to sauces, there's an almost infinite number of ways to use all those pastel eggs...

The best beers to drink with fried chicken: Chefs and beer pros offer their picks

Every beer culture has a food that's a natural pairing for the native beer styles. Germany has sausages and lagers, Belgium pairs moules frites with geuze, and in America, there's fried chicken and beer. For decades the go-to brew to wash down a bucket of Southern fried chicken was the ubiquitous...

Taco Madness is here

That way madness lies: no, not March Madness (though there is that too), but Taco Madness, L.A. Taco's very fun annual event that pits the city's best tacos against each other in a populist tournament-style bracket competition. The online competition started on Monday and ends at midnight on Wednesday,...

What we're into: Magma Powder, insanely hot chiles you'll want to put on everything

Walk into Cape Seafood and Provisions, the newly opened fish shop from chef Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Connie & Ted's) and his partners, and you'd expect, well, fish. So there are enormous cases filled with king salmon, Spanish mackerel, striped bass, oysters, caviar and all the rest of it....

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of...

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