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8 fried chicken recipes from The L.A. Times Test Kitchen

Fried chicken is a beautiful thing — there are few things better than a tender piece of poultry, delicately seasoned and lightly dredged with a dusting of flour, and then baptized in a pool of sizzling fat to crisp, golden perfectio...

Getting the shot: Food photography 101

It takes a village to raise a child, and a team to make a great newspaper food photo. The photographer, chef, food editor and page designers put their heads together to create the idea. But it's the photographer's job to breathe life into the photo with light, a few props for texture and a good...

Brian Malarkey moves Herringbone to Santa Monica, plans new concept for WeHo

Brian Malarkey is moving Herringbone, his seafood-focused restaurant at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Boulevard, to Santa Monica. He plans to open the new location in early summer with a new concept. 

Minimum wage law sparks controversy over cooks' and servers' pay

The city of Los Angeles’ new minimum wage legislation has brought to a head the controversy over the longstanding pay disparity between the restaurant workers who cook your food and those who bring it to you.

Easy dinner recipes: Get grilling with quick steak, pork and chicken ideas

If the weather is great, why not enjoy it? Cook dinner outdoors tonight with these simple grilling ideas. From pork steaks to carne asada to grilled chicken salad, these ideas grill up quickly with little effort.

Buy this now: 12 rhubarb recipes

Let’s face it: rhubarb is not easy. It’s difficult to grow and sometimes even to find in Southern California, and because of it’s tart, tart taste it needs a certain amount of cosseting. But treat it right, and it can make your dess...

There's a beignet food truck serving hot beignets and chicory coffee. Find it.

With all the different food trucks roaming around the streets of Los Angeles, it's comforting to know there's one truck serving nothing but piping hot beignets, chicory-laced coffee and hot chocolate.

Confession L.A., an ultra exclusive cocktail lounge in the Pig 'n Whistle

There's a new lounge in town and it involves a confession booth, Hollywood nightlife royalty and an invite-only VIP area -- as in don't even think about trying to buy your way past the velvet rope.

Chef Evan Funke resigns from Bucato

Chef Evan Funke, the chef and co-owner of Bucato in Culver City, has resigned. His departure is due to "unreconcileable differences," said Funke in a text message this morning.

The seven essential tools every grill cook needs for Memorial Day

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend. Are you ready to get your grill on?

Memorial Day: Simple tips for summer grilling

Have you given your grill a workout already this year? Whether you're a regular grill master or the occasional weekend warrior, here are a few handy tips to keep in mind as you plan and execute your next meal:

Royal to open in Hollywood with po' boys, beignet churros and frozen daiquiris

Royal, a new New Orleans-themed restaurant, is scheduled to open Wednesday in Hollywood. There won't be impromptu parades or half-naked people wandering around with beads, but there will be po' boys and frozen daiquiris.

Food truck alert: Dot Saigon banh mi truck serves caramel pork belly

You see a lot of pork belly on Los Angeles restaurant menus. Like everywhere. But if there's one place you should absolutely see the caramelized fatty meat it's in a Vietnamese banh mi. 

Madcapra at Grand Central Market serves falafel, flatbread and sumac-beet soda

Name of restaurant: Madcapra, a name that combines madcap and capra, which means goat in Latin, opened May 6 in downtown L.A.'s Grand Central Market.

Where to drink craft beer and watch the Dodgers on TV

For millions of Angelenos, enjoying a Dodger game with a craft beer isn’t as easy as grabbing a six pack and settling onto the couch. Only about 30% of Dodger fans in the region have access to the Time Warner Cable exclusive SportsNet L.A. channel that broadcasts the games, and if you think finding...

Easy dinner recipes: Drink your dinner with one of our Bloody Mary recipes

Love a good Bloody Mary? We sure do. So we've compiled  six of our favorites from our recipe database for your drinking pleasure.

Govind Armstrong and Muhammad Ali's former cook put gumbo on the menu

On Tuesdays at Post & Beam, Govind Armstrong's swank restaurant next to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, not only will you find a menu of Southern-influenced cooking, but also, for the last six weeks or so, bowls of extraordinary gumbo.

Beer events season is in full swing in Southern California

You’re going to have a busy weekend if you’re a craft beer lover in the Southland. With vegan brews, an airshow and a celebration of the lighter side of beer, Saturday and Sunday are packed with can’t-miss events. If you’re a beer lover or just beer curious, these celebrations of craft culture...

Eating your way through Springfield with Homer Simpson, Duff and Krusty Burgers

If Homer Simpson is headed to a dinner party, he dons his signature white polo shirt, neglects to comb the two strands of hair on his head and expects a first course of beer, followed by a second course of beer, and maybe a doughnut for dessert. 

Video tip: Assembling and frosting a layer cake (and a recipe)

If you’ve never tackled a layer cake, the whole process can be a bit intimidating... and it can become a bit of a mess if you don’t know what you’re doing. But assembling and frosting a layer cake is actually quite simple, so long as you have some patience and follow a few basic steps.

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