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San Francisco-based CREAM ice cream sandwich shop to open in L.A. near USC

CREAM, the San Francisco-based ice cream sandwich shop, will open a Los Angeles store Feb. 28 on Figeuroa Street next to the University of Southern California campus. The store will be the first of nine planned locations in the Los Angeles area. 

Sweet sixteen: 16 L.A. chocolate and candy shops

Whether you're looking for French or Mexican handmade chocolate for beribboned boxes of candy for your kids and their friends for school Valentine’s Day parties or bags of sea salt caramels for your own habit, it's useful to have a list of local chocolate and candy shops — kind of...

Video tip: Clarified butter 101 ... and a recipe

For many, clarified butter is the cooking fat of choice. It is butter from which the milk solids, water and whey proteins have been removed. The resulting butter is a beautifully clear golden liquid when melted, preferred in many recipes because it can be cooked at higher temperatures than...

7 great places for food lovers in San Pedro

San Pedro is not a place that gives up its treasures easily. But once you know where to look, there are gems aplenty.

Tione's on Main, an Italian restaurant and deli, opening in downtown L.A.

Inspired by East Coast delis and red sauce Italian restaurants, Tione’s on Main, part of the Medallion development in the Old Bank District of downtown L.A., will open its doors on Monday for lunch service.

Chef Matt Molina leaves Mozza group

Matt Molina, who helped build the white-hot Mozza restaurant empire with Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, has left the kitchen.

Slow Wine: A wine tasting and a book, now in English

You’ve heard of Slow Food, right? It's the movement, founded by Carlo Petrini and a group of activists in the 1980s, that celebrates farm-to-table cuisine in Italy and all over the world. And since Piedmont, where Slow Food was born, is home to two of Italy’s most famed red wines,...

Vegan-themed emojis for your phone -- and a rapper made them

If you've been scouring your smartphone app store looking for vegan-themed emojis, Lil B wants to help.

Test Kitchen tip: Fresh vs. dried herbs and spices (and a recipe)

So when should you use fresh herbs in a recipe? And when do you go for the dried? It can be a perplexing question, especially if the recipe is not specific.

Cheap drink alert: One-cent cocktails at the Church Key all week long

The Church Key is celebrating its appearance on the premiere episode of Bravo network's "Best New Restaurant," which airs Wednesday night, with one-cent cocktails all this week.

Here's how to enter a contest to create adorable bento box character

For those who like to play with their food, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and Bento USA are having a cute bento character contest. So get your penguin rice molds, bear head sandwich cutters and food tweezers ready.

Super Bowl ad: McDonald's to accept hugs, selfies as payment for some meals

Would you be willing to sing for your supper? What about do a silly dance, give a hug or blow a kiss? If so, McDonald’s may just hand you your Big Mac and fries gratis, starting next week.

Sweet and sour, the California magic of Meyer lemons with 12 recipes

Washington has salmon, Maryland has blue crabs, Minnesota has wild rice and California has Meyer lemons. With proper respect to those other states, sorry — but we win.

California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought

It’s still a little too early to tell for sure, but the news on the California wild salmon front is not good. A combination of low water levels in streams because of the drought and high summer temperatures resulted in a massive die-off of young salmon in Northern California.

Scientists discover a new mold -- on dried salami

An international team of researchers has identified a previously unknown species of mold. And you’ve probably eaten it.

The Normandie Club, a new cocktail bar, opens in Koreatown

Just in time for this week's Golden State of Cocktails, a new cocktail bar has opened in Koreatown. The Normandie Club soft opened on Monday.

U.S. takes best-ever second place at Bocuse d'Or

It’s been a long dry spell, but the U.S. culinary team is finally bringing home a ribbon from the Bocuse d’Or cooking competition. The French Laundry’s Phillip Tessier, aided by commis Skylar Stover, took second place in the bi-annual cook-off, which is held in Lyon, France,...

Ray Garcia opening BS Taqueria in old Mo-Chica space

Ray Garcia is on a roll. Not only is he opening Broken Spanish in the old Rivera space near Staples Center downtown, he’s also working on a spin-off taco stand to be called BS Taqueria, which will take the old Mo-Chica space on 7th Street and open as early as February.

Kitchen tip: Muffins 101 ... and a recipe

Muffins were one of the first things I ever baked growing up. And as simple and approachable as they may appear, even these cute little cakes gave me some problems the first time around. But muffins -- and cupcakes -- don't have to be difficult. In fact, they really are quite easy, as long as...

Free Salt & Straw ice cream at Compartes in Brentwood for Valentine's Day

As if a Hallmark holiday devoted to love wasn't enough cause for celebration, Salt & Straw is handing out free ice cream.

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