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Dinner tonight! Green papaya salad with shrimp

Perfect for the summer season, this Vietnamese salad combines fresh papaya or mango tossed with a bright dressing of lime juice, garlic, sugar and chopped Thai chile and topped with fresh grilled shrimp, peanuts and fresh herbs. The whole dish comes together in less than 45 minutes.

Twitter #Weekendeats highlights: It's a pasta party

One dish emerged a clear favorite during this morning's #weekendeats chat on Twitter: Pasta. It seemed people couldn't get enough of the al dente golden noodles and all their glory. Here are some of the highlights from today's carb-filled chat:...

Test Kitchen video tips: Skimming fat with a paper towel

If you need to remove a small amount of fat from the surface of a soup, stock or other hot liquid, skim the fat using a paper towel.

5 Questions for Eric Park

5 Questions for Eric Park, chef owner of Black Hogg, a new restaurant in Silver Lake.

Joining the grand aioli party

Judging from my Facebook page, I am one of about 3 million cooks who celebrated Bastille Day with a grand aioli Saturday. I really hadn't intended any kind of French patriotism with it -- we had good friends coming down...

Now live: Food & Drink category at Apple App Store

App developers got the news weeks ago and now the Apple App Store has gone live with a new category: Food & Drink. As of this writing more than 7,600 apps are gathered willy nilly under this category. That's a...

This week's Culinary SOS: Lawry's Carvery's macaroni and cheese

I have been to Lawry's Carvery many times. I wish I knew how to make their baked macaroni and cheese. I hope you can acquire this recipe.

Forklore: Sherbetology

Sherbet, sorbet -- what's the difference? None, really -- at least in most of the world. The first came to English direct from the Turkish word serbet, the second by way of Naples, where it had gotten confused with the...

Marché Moderne fetes Bastille Day with an authentic bouillabaisse

Florent Marneau at Marché Moderne in Costa Mesa is celebrating Bastille Day with bouillabaisse from now through July 19.

Indigo-dyed napkins from a shibori master

Indigo is a strong trend in fashion right now. That’s the dye used in old-fashioned denim and also in traditional Japanese and African textiles. I’m a great lover of Japanese textiles and was poking around textile artist Yoshiko Wada’s website...

This week's recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

This week's recipes from the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen.

Test Kitchen tips: Wontons 101

Bite-sized dumplings wrapped in paper-thin dough, wontons make a perfect snack, appetizer or entree, and the filling options are almost endless.

Market Fresh: Zucchini

How complicated can zucchini be? After all, most people's biggest problem usually seems to be getting rid of it. Well, actually there are more than 100 varieties of zucchini grown today, ranging in color from gray-green to almost black and...

Test Kitchen video tip: Cleaning tamarind pulp

Tamarind can come across as a difficult ingredient if you've never used it. While seedless pulp is available at many markets, it's commonly found packaged in blocks -- the pulp (or paste) is often packaged with bits of seed and solids which need to be strained before the pulp can be used.

Taco Friday: Earworm special!

I was heading for the drive-thru line at Taco Bell on Thursday afternoon, steeling myself for a first encounter with the Loco Taco Supreme, the one with the shell made from a giant Nacho Cheese Doritos® chip. They've sold like...

Dinner tonight! Chicken under bricks

For an extra crisp bird that cooks up in less time than traditional grilling, give the brick method a try. Slice the chicken open down the back and remove the backbone, then weigh the chicken chicken so it lies flat on the grate. Serve the chicken alongside a simple salad, and you've got dinner ready to go in less than an hour.

Packing for vacation? Don't forget your traveling cocktail bitters

Packing your suitcase for a quick weekend or a more leisurely vacation? I know you’ve got your miniature shampoo and lotions. But do you have your traveling cocktail bitters? Yes, that’s right, a special box of bitters in adorable mini-sizes...

Test Kitchen tips: Scaling fish (without the mess)

If you've ever tried scaling fish at home, you know what a mess it can be. Scales everywhere, just like confetti. Except they can be even more difficult to clean, since scales seem to stick to everything.

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