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Culinary SOS: Brown Sugar Kitchen's waffle recipe

The best waffles commercially available, I am prepared to state, come from Brown Sugar Kitchen, a small, fragrant breakfast diner on Mandela Parkway in West Oakland. The waffles, Tanya Holland’s cornmeal-enhanced riff on Marion Cunningham’s famous yeasted waffles, are crisp, light and so violently...

A brief history of pinquito beans, a staple of Santa Maria barbecue, plus a recipe

Last Father’s Day weekend if you were near Jocko’s steakhouse in Nipomo, Calif., and wondered about the people streaming out the front door carrying gallon to-go containers of who-knows-what, the answer to your query would be pinquito beans. The entrée portion on every Santa Maria-style steakhouse...

11 sangria recipes to cool you off this summer

It’s summer. Cool off with a cool glass of sangria. Whether you prefer a rich red sangria or something on the lighter side, you can have a pitcher ready to go in minutes, made even more colorful with all the fresh summer fruit to be found in the markets right now. Here are 11 of our favorite recipes...

12 great recipes for chili when you're planning your next party

Chili is a wonderfully simple, no-fuss dish. We've compiled a dozen of our favorite variations, whether you're craving a meaty Texas-inspired "bowl of red" or vegetarian, steak, lentil, turkey and more. Make the recipe as-is, or tweak it to suit your tastes. @noellecarter

Zucchini and other summer squash are in season. We have recipes

What’s in season: One of the quintessential vegetables of summer, zucchini, and other summer squash are now filling market stands. There are a number of varieties of the summer squash beyond classic green zucchini: from softball-sized, white-green Eight Ball and stout Mexican zucchini, to yellow...

Talking with John T. Edge about Southern food, in and out of L.A.

Author John T. Edge talks about his latest book, "The Potlikker Papers," a food history of the South

This 'Magnum P.I.'-inspired tiki cocktail may be the only drink recipe you need for summer

Who do the bar-hopping cocktail devotees of Los Angeles have to thank for their next hangover-worthy tipple? Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV, a.k.a. Tom Selleck, a.k.a. the older guy from “Friends” who has that “thing” with Monica Geller. “Magnum P.I.” serves as the inspiration behind the King Kamehameha,...

12 recipes every brownie lover needs

Is it possible to have too many brownie recipes? Probably not, particularly when you’re craving a square (or two) of chocolate, gooey bliss. Here are 12 of our favorite brownie recipes you’ll want to add to your collection. Have a glass of milk, and a stack of napkins, ready.

13 lucky grilled chicken recipes

Chicken. It’s a natural for the grill. We’ve gathered 13 great grilled chicken recipes — brick chicken, jerk chicken, Thai coconut chicken and more — whether you’re planning dinner tonight or weekend entertaining with company (hint: try the beer can chicken). @noellecarter

Extra cheesy: 20 great recipes for mac 'n' cheese

Does it get any better than mac ‘n’ cheese? Probably not. Which is why we’re sharing 20 of our favorite recipes for this comfort food classic. You’re welcome. @noellecarter

One of the best chefs in the country is opening a tiny fine-dining restaurant at the Third Street Promenade

When chef Dave Beran announced last year that he was opening his first solo venture in Los Angeles, it seemed all of Chicago mourned the loss of one of its most decorated chefs. The 36-year-old spent 10 years working in Chicago with Grant Achatz and the Alinea Group, first at the three-Michelin...

Peaches and nectarines are in season. We have recipes

What’s in season: Peaches and nectarines are among the highlights of the summer stone fruits, and there’s not much distinguishing the two aside from the outer texture of the fruit — fuzzy versus smooth — as the two are so closely related. Though tasted side by side, the fruits have subtle differences...

At Thao Family Farm in Fresno, an immigrant family has put down serious roots, and spectacular produce

If you were to find yourself parked outside Thao Family Farm in Fresno — on an outlying side road, surrounded by a seemingly endless swath of farmland — you’d likely have no idea you were a few hundred feet from some of the best and most revered produce in California. Odds are, you might not be...

19 great layer cake recipes

The layer cake. It’s a classic showstopper, whether you’re celebrating birthdays, holidays or the finish to a great meal with company. We’ve compiled 19 of our favorite layer cake recipes, from rich chocolate to creamy coconut, carrot, fresh fruit and more. Enjoy. @noellecarter

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with 5 of our favorite cookie recipes

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! We’ve compiled five of our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes to help you celebrate. Whether you like crisp or chewy, extra-large or extra-chocolaty, we've got the perfect recipe. Enjoy! »

How to age beer, and why you should probably try it

When it comes to the bold and vivid flavors of craft beer, the rule is fresher is better. The ravages of time are not kind to most craft beer styles, especially the popular hoppy brews, and you want to experience a beer the way the brewer intended. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule,...

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