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25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Granola

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.

Easy dinner recipes: Ragouts, gratins and more for Meatless Monday

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.

25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Chocolate bouchons

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...

Holiday project: Homemade eggnog with creative variations

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...

25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Prunes in Armagnac

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.

There's nothing square about root vegetables, with 12 recipes

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...

Porridge and its (dis)contents: Congee, jok, haleem and what Grandma ate

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 to launch $500,000 Kickstarter to save the restaurant

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. 

Butchers & Barbers: Hollywood Boulevard stop for bone-in chops, whiskey

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).

Caramel apples linked to listeria outbreak and five deaths

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. 

Ramen alert: Eggslut's Alvin Cailan opening Ramen Champ in Chinatown

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.

Easy dinner recipes: It's Friday! Celebrate with crab cakes

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...

6 of the year's best baking books, plus Dorie Greenspan's matcha financier recipe

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...

Five easy steps to perfect roast beef

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.

Riedel's new Champagne glasses are lighter, taller -- and dishwashable

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. returns: Alimento, Butchers & Barbers, Connie & Ted's, more

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. 

Can't find Aleppo pepper? Here's why, and what to substitute

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.

Coffee beer, or how to drink your craft beer and coffee at the same time

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 tests shrinking its menu. Will your favorites make the cut?

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.

2014 New Year's Eve dining: Raw bars, profiteroles, a masquerade party

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...

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