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Cookbook of the week: "K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food"

Before Da-Hae and Gareth West, the husband-and-wife authors of the new book, “K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food,” decided to write a cookbook, they first opened Busan BBQ, a street food business selling Korean bulgogi hamburgers in London. Which, these days, is probably a better way to...

The ultimate lemon cheesecake recipe

This one is for all you lemon and cheesecake fans out there. Not overly sweet, with just the right amount of tang, this dessert is a dream come true, from the crust to the filling. A rich lemon custard is beaten with cream cheese to make the filling, then baked in a crust made with lemon sandwich...

In the food world, when Instagram is your business card

When Victoire Louapre arrived at Mapo Galbi - the Koreatown restaurant beloved for its spicy chicken dak galbi - she had butterflies in her stomach. The 25-year-old Paris native was new to Los Angeles, and inside the restaurant were six strangers. The evening's dinner invitation had come from @akiraakuto,...

Cookbook of the week: "A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches"

Sometimes, not often, a cookbook shows up that you grab immediately, no questions asked, and start to read. The new book by Tyler Kord is one of those. Blame the title, “A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches,” which is hilarious. Also the artwork inside, which is by William Wegman (you should...

Try this grilled poundcake dessert for Memorial Day

Sure, you’ve probably figured out what meat you’re going to throw on the grill — maybe steak, maybe some chicken or tri-tip — and perhaps you’ve even thought of a vegetable dish or two to cook over the live fire. But what about dessert? Why not grill up your grand finale? This grilled poundcake...

Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw's ice cream mastermind: 'You can tell whatever story you want on that frozen canvas'

Walking into the Los Angeles kitchen of Salt & Straw is more than a little magical. You’re hit with a rush of sugar, breathing in the aromas of fresh-baked brownies and an enormous batch of chocolate chip cookie dough churning in a giant mixer. At another table: mounds of vibrant red strawberries,...

Stock up on these 12-packs of craft beer for Memorial Day

Sometimes it feels like you need to be a full-blown beer geek to shop the ever-growing beer aisle for a six-pack. With so many options filling the shelves, it’s all too easy to be paralyzed by choice. Craft breweries have caught on, and a new wave of variety packs containing a mix of styles and...

Tired of coleslaw? Make this curried slaw for Memorial Day

Sometimes you want a simple side. Slaw is perfect, particularly as the weather gets warmer. We loved this curried slaw from Mustards Grill in Napa Valley. It uses this simple but brightly flavored curried vinaigrette tossed with cabbage, carrot and fresh Fresno or jalapeno chile for a little heat. The...

Where to get beef birria, and a haircut. Seriously.

This city has plenty of restaurants such as Flor del Rio, Birria de Don Boni and Birrieria Tlaquepaque, and weekend stands offering traditional birria de chivo (Mexican goat stew) served with a bowl or foam cup of rich consommé and warm corn tortillas.  However, it’s not as easy finding a place...

Scouting report: Sushi of Gari in Hollywood

Name of restaurant: Sushi of Gari. Sushi of Gari Hollywood, to be specific, to distinguish it from the four restaurants in New York by the same name, owned by chef Masatoshi "Gari" Sugio, who began a career in Japan as a sushi chef when he was a teenager and later came to the U.S. to work at sushi...

Microbrewery's edible six-pack rings create eco-friendly alternative to plastic

A brewery has come up with an idea to save sea life and reduce the amount of plastic waste floating in our oceans. Saltwater Brewery, along with New York City-based ad agency We Believers, developed edible six-pack rings made of the wheat and barley remnants left over from making beer. And it all...

Farmers market report: Cucumbers are in season. We have recipes

What’s in season: Although you can easily find cucumbers year-round at the supermarket, locally grown cucumbers typically begin showing up in early May, with the season running through late August and into September. A member of the gourd family, cucumbers come in a number of varieties far beyond...

Cookbook of the week: 'An: to eat'

Cookbook of the week: "An: To Eat: Recipes and Stories From a Vietnamese Family Kitchen" by Helene An and Jacqueline An (Running Press, $35) There are certain places in Beverly Hills that are dining destinations in the same way that Barney's or Jimmy Choo are shopping destinations: Spago, of course,...

Union chef heads to Culver City, Aestus is closing, Eggslut in Glendale, Wexler's in Santa Monica

What's been happening in the L.A. restaurant world lately? A lot. Bruce Kalman (Union and Knead) is heading to Culver City, two Grand Central Market favorites branch out, a Santa Monica restaurant closes and a Westlake Village restaurant plans a ramen pop-up.  Bruce Kalman, the chef behind Union...

All Los Angeles farmers markets will now accept food stamps

Last Friday the Los Angeles City Council made it easier for Los Angeles residents of all income levels to purchase produce at farmers markets. In a unanimous vote, the council instructed the city attorney to write an ordinance requiring all 57 farmers markets within the city limits to accept CalFresh...

6 dishes to order at L.A. restaurants if you love XO sauce

If making your own XO sauce isn't quite your speed, you would do well to order it at one of the restaurants around L.A. that has it on the menu. The gloriously pungent sauce, a mash-up of dried seafood, ham (ham!) and chilies invented in a Hong Kong hotel in the '80s, isn't as easy to find as,...

Voodoo Doughnut to open at Universal CityWalk, the return of BierBeisl, Cleo at L.A. Live

Blink and you mights miss a new L.A. restaurant opening. In fact, you'll probably miss two or three. So here's a rundown of what's happening this week in the L.A. restaurant world: Portland, Ore., favorite Voodoo Doughnut heads to Universal CityWalk, BierBeisl Imbiss returns and Cleo announces...

Grand Central Market to launch later hours and happy hour with boozy ice cream

You'll soon be able to sip a beer at Grand Central Market well after dinnertime. Beginning June 3, the market will be open until 10 p.m. every day, and many of the vendors plan to offer in-the-evening-only specials.  Among the participating market stalls are Bar Moruno (the downtown outlet of the...

How to cook with cactus paddles, plus a recipe for chile verde with pork and nopales

Have you ever noticed a stack of fresh cactus paddles at your local market, but were unsure how to use them — or at least how to keep from getting stuck? The paddles of the prickly pear cactus are common in Latino markets, where they're known as nopales. They can be prepared in a variety of ways...

L.A. County and Orange Country breweries win big at the World Beer Cup awards

Los Angeles County and Orange County breweries took home top honors last week at the World Beer Cup awards in Philadelphia. Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach was awarded Champion Large Brewpub and Noble Ale Works in Anaheim earned the title of Champion Small Brewery. Several other L.A.-area breweries...

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