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How to make an easy 30-minute albacore ceviche

When it comes to a simple, refreshing meal, you can’t beat ceviche. In this recipe, albacore is quickly marinated in lime and tangerine juices, mixed with a confetti of diced cilantro, cucumber, radish and corn, then served on red leaf lettuce. The recipe, start to finish, is ready in 30 minutes....

Treat yourself with this brown sugar shortbread recipe

When you’re making cookies, it doesn’t get much easier than shortbread.  A basic combination of butter, sugar, flour and salt baked to crumbly richness, shortbread bakes in minutes. This version, made with brown sugar, has caramel and molasses notes. The recipe makes enough for two pans’ worth...

Think you know coffee? Find out at this new coffee training center in Silver Lake

North Carolina-based Counter Culture Coffee, which began 21 years ago and helped pioneer the direct-trade movement, has opened a training center in Silver Lake. Essentially a schoolhouse for coffee for its wholesale partners, with weekly coffee tastings and other events for the public as well,...

Farmers market report: Eggplant is in season (and we'll tell you some ways to prepare it)

What’s in season: We often think of eggplant (also called aubergine) as a vegetable because we find it in so many savory dishes, but eggplant is actually a tropical fruit. There are a number of varieties to choose from — the dark globe or slender Japanese varieties you might find at the supermarket,...

Boomtown Brewing and Indie Brewing Co. to open tasting rooms in downtown L.A.

It’s tough to open a craft brewery in Los Angeles. There’s a lot of red tape to detangle and plenty of bureaucratic hoops to jump through. While both Boomtown Brewing and Indie Brewing Co. have been brewing beer and delivering kegs to local bars for a few months now, neither has had an on-site...

Have extra tomatoes? Try this summer tomato sauce recipe

Sometimes, even tomatoes can feel like too much of a good thing — particularly at this time of year, whether you grow your own, or simply can’t help yourself when confronted with the stunning displays at the market. So maybe you need a good recipe or two for tomatoes, say, a bloody Mary mix, a...

Din Tai Fung closes original shop in the SGV, opens flagship in the Westfield Santa Anita mall

I was, I confess, expecting to see a lot of mournful faces in the line outside the original U.S. Din Tai Fung in Arcadia last weekend, only a few hours before it was scheduled to shut down for good. The faded strip-mall restaurant may not have served the first xiao long bao in town when it opened...

Great eggplant recipes

Some of our favorite eggplant recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen.

Kato, a new strip-mall, tasting-menu-only restaurant named for the 'Green Hornet' character

Restaurant Name: Kato, serving a daily changing multi-course tasting menu for $49. The formal modern cooking displays hints of Japan’s influence on the Taiwanese and American cuisines that chef-owner Jonathan Yao grew up eating. Named for Yao’s favorite character in the comic strip Green Hornet,...

Try this recipe for grilled mussels with red wine and chorizo for dinner tonight

Instead of steaming mussels, try throwing them on the grill. This recipe, from Hurley’s Restaurant in Yountville, Calif. calls for heating the mussels in a basket over a hot grill, which lends light smoky notes to the shellfish. They're then tossed with a flavorful blend of chorizo, a rich wine...

How to make the ultimate beer cake

For beer lovers, there can never be too much beer. Beyond drinking it, we find other excuses to add it to, well, everything we can – beer can chicken, mac ’n’ cheese, chili, ribs, wings. You get the idea. So when we have a chance to add it to dessert, we do. Take this beer cake. “Use a lovely dark,...

Cookbook of the week: 'Ingredienti' by Marcella Hazan and Victor Hazan

When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, the legendary cookbook author left us with a short stack of books, most notably her “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking” (also legendary), and a legacy. Born in Emilia-Romagna in 1924, Hazan pretty much introduced America to traditional Italian home cooking....

Food truck report: Cali Fresh serves arepas and other Colombian street food made with family recipes

A well-made arepa may be more comforting than a plate of warm cookies or your mother’s meatloaf. Really, these compact disc-sized corn pockets should replace ice cream as the official breakup food. Someone cue the #arepasorbust campaign on Twitter. Arepas, which are made with masa or corn meal...

Enchilada Month!

If you have been to La Casita Mexicana, you have probably tried one or another of the enchiladas, which rank among the very best reasons to hop in the car and drive to Bell. There are enchiladas soaked in chile sauce, in moles red, white or green, stuffed with chicken, fish or crumbly cotija cheese,...

Farmers market report: Peaches and nectarines are in season

What’s in season: There’s not too much of a difference between peaches and nectarines, aside from the outer texture of the fruit – fuzzy versus smooth – as the two are so closely related. Fully-ripened, all this fruit has a rich perfume and deep coloring and will give slightly under pressure. A...

The Bruery opens new Orange Co. tasting room focused on sour beer

A few years ago the Bruery, the wildly popular Orange County brewery known for inventive creations and experimental fermentations, ran into a tricky problem. Founder Patrick Rue was fond of creating tart beers that required wild yeasts and bacteria to develop the complex flavor profiles he was...

This new chicken ramen may cure L.A.'s tonkotsu obsession

Name:  Tentenyu, a “new” ramen shop on Sawtelle Boulevard that moved into the space vacated by Slicetruck Pizza. “New” because Tentenyu is actually fairly old, in Japan at least, having opened its first ramen shop in 1971. This first foray into the United States is headed by Takuji Hamano, who...

This may be the best strawberry pie recipe ever

Sometimes dessert doesn’t get any better than fresh, summer fruit piled high in a tender pie crust. It’s one of the simplest ways to showcase the best the season has to offer. "This time of year, I really like to make things that don't require a lot of oven time. There's so much great fruit around,...

Exactly where the Hello Kitty Cafe truck is going to be parked this weekend

The Hello Kitty Cafe truck, essentially a giant van outfitted with pink bows and Hello Kitty illustrations and filled with Hello-Kitty-themed sweets, is making its way to Glendale.   The truck will be parked at the Glendale Galleria, in front of the galleria sign on Central Avenue, this Saturday. ...

Food events you should know about: L.A. Food Fest, L.A. Crab Cake, plus Vinny Dotolo gets artsy

Keeping your Snapchat story full of whoa-I-want-her-life-that’s-so-cool content is hard work. Here are a couple food events that will make it a little easier:  L.A. Food Fest, a three-night, two-day food event at Exposition Park, is happening July 8, 9 and 10. This year, there will be more than...

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