| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:57 PM
We know the holiday season can be stressful, so we've assembled our holiday dream team to answer all your entertaining questions. Whether you're looking for Christmas dinner ideas or wondering whether to bake Grandma's cookies on parchment paper, we're...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Over 250 entries were submitted in the L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off this year, and more than 3,700 votes were cast by readers. We took the top 50 vote-getters and put them to the test today at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Pasadena. Judges...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Soup-dumpling temple Din Tai Fung is about to open its doors at the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, with exclusive truffle soup dumplings and a full bar. Its debut is scheduled for Monday.
Located next to the lobby entrance of Nordstrom,...
| Aug 24, 2013
What if we scheduled a food festival that starts with the chef of Bon Appetit's best new restaurant in America, Alma's Ari Taymor, and added the chef of Jonathan Gold's best restaurant in Southern California, Providence's Michael Cimarusti? What if we...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Some of L.A.'s hottest chefs and bartenders will take part in the Los Angeles Times' third annual The Taste event happening Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 on the back lot of Paramount Studios. Attendees will also have a chance to meet the Los Angeles Times...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Three of Southern California’s finest chefs and one of its founding mixologists will be serving as co-hosts at the Taste, the Los Angeles Times’ third annual celebration of food and wine, to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on the back lot of...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Our third of five finalists is James Pike of Los Angeles. Needless to say, it's a glorious mess of a burger. He writes:
“We believe that the true spirit of burgerism is a personal devotion to one’s ideals. The ideal burger has a juicy,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Our second of five finalists is Julia Hoadley of San Diego. Love a little heat? Her Hoads Hot Jalapeno Burger will make you very happy. She wrote:
“This burger uses homemade ingredients that enhance the flavor. For example, nothing is better...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Our fourth of five finalists is Christopher Lucchese of Echo Park. With his steakhouse burger, "you can have your steak dinner served on a delicious soft bun." He writes:
“There is nothing better than a great rib-eye steak. It is probably my...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 3:16 PM
If the heart of a bakery is its oven, then Proof Bakery's is ginormous. Really. It's a gas-powered Dalton with double doors and revolving shelves that can fit 18 sheet trays — or 72 pies — at a time. The oven, about the size of a 10-foot U-...