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Make homemade granola using the excellent recipe in Christine Moore's 2012 "Little Flower" cookbook (Prospect Parks Books), changing the mix of nuts and dried fruit depending on what appeals to you at the moment. The granola mix makes a terrific gift, packaged in cute storage jars.
It's Monday, and you know what that means. Even if you have no intention of going vegetarian, it doesn't hurt to give up meat once in a while. Meatless Monday is a perfect time to try, and with these hearty ideas, you might never notice that something is missing.
The perfect gift for the chocolate lover: bouchons. Thomas Keller's recipe for bouchons is built with a cup of cocoa powder and 6 ounces of chopped chocolate -- and twice that amount of melted butter. The bouchons turn out of their tins like oversize thimbles, with a texture that falls...
You're handed a glass of a familiar holiday drink, and a deliciously unfamiliar aroma greets you: toasted coconut with hints of Tahitian vanilla, cinnamon and Jamaican allspice. You raise the glass to your lips and are surprised by the satiny texture -- nearly thick enough for a spoon but...
Pack a batch of cookbook author Paula Wolfert's prunes in Armagnac into a Mason jar. (Awesome over vanilla ice cream or crepes.) They'll be ready to eat in two weeks: You can include that on the "don't-open-until-Christmas" card.
If I had to predict the next produce item to become a big crossover hit, it would be root vegetables. It’s a no-brainer really: They’re sweet but not in a simple way. They’re earthy, but not off-puttingly so. And they’re immensely forgiving. You almost can’t mess...
Last week, we visited Porridge + Puffs, chef Minh Phan’s monument to the warm, oozy bowls of happiness that obsess so many of us this time of year, when temperatures plunge into the 50s at night, backyard trees groan with citrus and the waves are a bit too chilly to surf. Winter in Los...
Starry Kitchen co-owner Nguyen Tran wants you to save his balls. We're of course referring to his crispy fried tofu balls, a staple on the restaurant's menu, along with the reserve-only Singaporean chile crab.
Name of restaurant: Butchers & Barbers. Why? Because there's lots of charcuterie and meat on the menu, and the bar space is a former barber shop, circa 1927 (there's a barber chair at the entrance and meat hooks repurposed as light fixtures).
Packaged caramel apples have been linked to five deaths and 26 illnesses in multiple states, including California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Friday.
While roaming around town in his food truck, and later attracting long lines on the east side of Grand Central Market, Eggslut chef Alvin Cailan would find himself craving ramen.
It's Friday. Why not celebrate with crab cakes? It's almost pointless ordering a main course at a restaurant when you can make a meal off of an appetizer plate of these delights. And they're just as easy to make at home, coming together -- start to finish -- in about an hour or less. Check...
2014 has been a pretty fantastic year for baking books, with bakers and pastry chefs here in Los Angeles and around the country publishing books that are both pretty to look at and surprisingly user-friendly. These books also, perhaps needless to say, make for excellent gifts this time of...
Big holidays mean big roasts. But all too often they also mean big disappointments. Shell out a hundred bucks for a festive prime rib and anything less than great is a big letdown. But here’s a little secret: The truth is that there are few things easier to do.
Need a gift for someone who revels in the bubbly not just on New Year's Eve, but all year long? Try this: a two-pack of the new Veritas Champagne wine glasses from the 300-year-old Austrian glass company, Riedel.
Dine L.A. restaurant week, the two-week Los Angeles restaurant event, returns Jan. 19. More than 300 restaurants will participate in the biannual event, and showcase exclusive dishes and special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.
If you, like many of us, are somewhat addicted to fruity, spicy Aleppo pepper, you've probably also noticed that you can't find it anymore. Why? Quick geography quiz: Where's Aleppo? Right, Aleppo is in Syria, which is currently in the middle of a massive, catastrophic civil war.
Brewers have been mixing their buzzes with coffee-fueled beers for decades, but nowhere else in the country does coffee beer quite like Southern California.
McDonald's is testing cutting certain hamburgers, snack wraps and premium chicken sandwiches from its menu. The announcement comes shortly after the company reported a 4.6% drop in its U.S. sales.
If you're planning on staying up all night — or most of it — drinking, then having a good dinner first is probably a good idea. But if making yet another holiday dinner at home is too much for you right now, maybe let the professionals do it for you. On New Year's Eve many local...