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Easy dinner recipes: Lentils with sausages and more for Gluten-free Wednesday

Love lentils? When it comes to adding substance to a dish, you can't go wrong with these little legumes. They're packed with vegetable protein, just one reason they're so popular in vegetarian dishes. But that's not all. Lentils cook up quickly (faster than other legumes like peas or beans),...

Hit the road with 9th edition of Jane and Michael Stern's 'Roadfood'

The ninth edition of Jane and Michael Stern’s “Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 900 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More” is out. This 624-page book from the writers who have won not one but three James...

Joan's on Third is now open in Studio City

Joan's on Third, the popular Los Angeles marketplace and cafe that Joan McNamara opened as a small catering kitchen on West 3rd Street 16 years ago, has debuted its second location.

Ultimate bar bands turn out for Beer Week's big battle

On Monday night a dozen hastily assembled bands -- gathered from bar and brewery employees from across Southern California -- took the bar stage at The Bootleg Theater for the inaugural Battle of the Beer Bands, and it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had at a Beer Week event.

Matthew Biancaniello's 'omakase' drinks, Playa Provisions' $2 oysters, soba workshop

Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello will be making omakase-style drinks in the Cook’s Garden on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. The tastings will take place in the actual garden on Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., starting Oct. 8 until mid-December. Communal picnic tables will seat...

Did you love Ottolenghi's 'Plenty'? Here comes 'Plenty More'

I’ve got this habit when I leaf through a cookbook for the first time of tearing little strips of paper to bookmark recipes I’m particularly eager to try. I’ve only spent an hour with Yotam Ottolenghi’s new “Plenty More” and already I’ve gone through...

Paula Deen returns to 'Today'; is the world ready for more?

Paula Deen is ready for a comeback, but is the world ready to welcome her?

Test Kitchen video tip: Homemade mayonnaise using an immersion blender

There's nothing quite like the flavor of fresh, homemade mayonnaise. And there's nothing like being able to whip up a batch in less than a minute. It’s easy. The trick? Doing it with a blender.

Easy dinner recipes: Three simple pasta options in 30 minutes or less

Keep it fast and easy with dinner tonight. These three pasta recipes come together in 30 minutes or less:

Starbucks tries offering beer-flavored Dark Barrel Latte

As it kicks off pumpkin spice season, Starbucks is also trying out a beer-flavored coffee drink, the Dark Barrel Latte.

Zagat announces 30 Under 30: young and hungry in L.A.

Restaurant guide Zagat announces its 30 Under 30 for Los Angeles -- standout restaurant industry professionals who have yet to hit three-oh. The list include bartenders, baristas, managers, chefs, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs.

Budweiser video depicts a worried dog to help prevent drunk driving

People will do anything for their pets, right? How about leaving the car parked when they've had too much to drink?

Chef of the Moment: Brilliantshine's Richie Lopez and the new bar food

Richie Lopez is executive chef of Brilliantshine, the new Santa Monica bar and restaurant helmed by mixologist team Julian Cox and Josh Goldman (who call it a “coastal saloon”). Lopez, who was born in Lima, Peru, where he grew up helping his mother prepare family meals, moved to Los...

Blue Bottle opens new cafe on Abbot Kinney in Venice

Blue Bottle Coffee opens its newest coffee shop this week on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. The official grand opening is Tuesday, but the cafe already is serving coffee -- espresso drinks and its New Orleans iced coffee, for example -- to the neighborhood.

What's the world's best-selling wine book?

Anyone in publishing will tell you that wine books just don’t sell. Reference books like “The Oxford Companion to Wine," edited by Jancis Robinson, yes. Wine importer Kermit Lynch’s classic “Adventures on the Wine Route”  or Alice Feiring's "Naked Wine,"...

5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond.

In praise of ancient fruit -- our historic pears with 12 recipes

We make a lot of fuss over heirloom peach varieties that date back to the 1960s and tomatoes that go back as far as the 1930s. But did you know that the Bartlett pear, that standard California grocery store fruit, actually dates back to the 1770s?

There's a $360 golden surf and turf at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills

If you've got $360 to spare, you can buy just one plate of surf and turf at Oliverio at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. The restaurant's new Golden Surf & Turf is $360, and yes, it comes with a bit of gold. 

Salt's Cure Cookout, Taste of Mexico, Abbot Kinney Fest

On Thursday, Sept. 25, Salt’s Cure will be celebrating L.A. Beer Week at Verdugo Bar with a patio cookout, part of a monthly partnership between the West Hollywood restaurant and the Eagle Rock bar. Pulled pork sandwiches, housemade hot links and grilled ham and cheese...

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