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In the Kitchen: A little (recipe) help from your friends

When summer starts, we're like kids with a whole set of new toys. So many peaches, melons, eggplants, tomatoes, even zucchini, that we just can't wait to dig into and cook.  But like all infatuations, this one has a limited shelf-life. Once the newness wears off, we're left with fixing dinner....

Green Zone is opening in Pasadena; get ready for organic Chinese takeout

Forget what you know about greasy Chinese takeout for just a second. Green Zone, an Asian restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley known for lacing its ponzu with fresh yuzu and its unique take on Hainan chicken, is opening a location in Old Town Pasadena. And this Chinese takeout is organic.

Soylent 2.0 is (almost) here: The bottled meal replacement made in L.A. now available for preorder

Imagine drinking a beige, liquid goo every time you get hungry. Instead of steak, sushi or your favorite lunchtime salad, it's a bottle of goo, three times a day. 

How to roast coffee in the Japanese style

On a recent afternoon in the courtyard of Tortoise General Store on Abbot Kinney, Arata Doyashiki of the newly launched DCR coffee company stands over a Kalita dripper and carefully pours hot water out of a Takahiro kettle onto beans she's roasted herself. In the traditional Japanese coffee brewing...

You need to get invited to this super-exclusive pop-up dinner

"Have you done this before?" asked a young woman standing outside a private Venice Beach residence Friday night. A growing group of people gathered around her, all waiting to get in the front door. 

Why a massive recall of Kraft Singles cheese slices? They could choke you.

Kraft Heinz has recalled 36,000 cases of individually wrapped cheese slices because they may pose a choking hazard, the company said in a statement. 

Counter: Manhattan Beach, Italy and the life of pie

Cheers everybody, Jonathan is still on vacation, which you can tell by reading his emailed-in travelogue posts detailing his road trip eating in Italy. When in Modena, you eat - and you write languorous prose about it, at least if you're Jonathan.  Back in L.A., the rest of us are also eating,...

Extra crispy fried chicken, waffles and cheesecake at Mabel's in DTLA

Name: Mabel's. Underneath the name it says: Chicken, Waffles, Spectacle. We're still unclear on the spectacle bit, but it's painted in big letters on one of the restaurant's walls.

What were you cooking in July? Here's our Top 10

July was one of the hottest, most humid months in memory. But that didn't stop our readers from cooking up a storm. Among the 10 most downloaded recipes from our California cookbook database were two mac 'n' cheese dishes, a French onion soup and meatloaf. Hope you all served some very cold beer...

Here's your chance to brew your dream beer without having to open a brewery

Any serious beer lover has, perhaps after a pint or three, thought about taking up brewing for themselves. Many of these hopeful brewers turn to the booming hobby of home brewing, and while it's a noble and entertaining pursuit, it takes time, patience and not a small investment in equipment and...

Where to find a great Dario Cecchini steak in Italy

My favorite kind of restaurants in Italy tend to be the ones where a well-loved relative might be taken to celebrate his 83rd birthday. The food is traditional, the service kind, the prices not so high. The wine is probably from the next town over. And Uncle Beppe, over at that long table with...

Jenn and Tonic: Making a fancy Turf Club cocktail at Redbird

Sometimes you just want to feel fancy. And one of the easiest ways to do this is with a posh cocktail in your hand. The kind you sip and pretend you're reclining on a plush chaise lounge in your drawing room, when you're really in your studio apartment, on your bed that doubles as a couch. 

Searching for Key limes for pie? Look in a Mexican grocery

Are you still buying pricey bottled juice for your Key lime pies? Seriously? Because those little yellow-green Mexican limes you've seen in the grocery are exactly the same thing.

Napa Valley begins one of the earliest harvests in recent memory

The harvest is on in the Napa Valley. And it's one of the earliest in recent memory. How early? About a week ahead of last year, when picking started on July 30. The year before, it began on Aug. 1; and in 2012, when picking didn't begin until mid-August, according to Patsy McGaughy of the Napa...

Navigating the wine list at Love & Salt

To talk about the wine list at Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach, you have to know that the same space was Café Pierre for 37 years and that Guy Gabriele, the UCLA student who started that place way back in 1977 as a creperie, is also the owner of this popular new restaurant.

In the Kitchen: Sweet, sweet summer

Fellow sun worshipers, Now that that nasty, sweaty spell of Florida-like humidity has passed, we can finally begin to enjoy the sunny, dry Southern California summer that is our birthright. Cool evenings on the patio, glasses of chilled rosé, the hunger-inducing smell of smoke from the barbecue,...

Get ready for the biggest beer weekend of the summer

Summer was made for drinking beer - or maybe beer was made to drink during summer. Either way, with the dog days of August nearly upon us, the time for sipping on craft suds is nigh. And there's one weekend in particular with some of the year's best beer events on tap.

Some meals worth stopping for in Italy on a summer road trip

Summers in Italy, my summers in Italy at least, tend to begin with a drive, several hours in a rented Fiat pointed toward whatever point on the peninsula best suits the moment's semi-rural needs.

Hatch green chile fever ready to heat up in Southern California

It's almost time for Southern California to once again be blanketed with the perfume of roasting green chiles - Hatch chiles, to be specific.

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