| Nov 28, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, turkey eaters.
In honor of the holiday, we're sharing an infographic with Thanksgiving trivia -- primarily, turkey-consumption tidbits that will make vegans squirm.
The chart, from Statista, reveals the location of the turkey-...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A perfect pie on the dinner table ends a meal on a cheery note and sends us off into the night with not just the satisfaction of endurance, but with joy.
Who doesn't want to make a spectacular pie? Or a tart, or a lovely mini, double-crust pie or a hand...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Wondering what to do with all the winter squash showing up in the markets now? Despite their name, these squash are ready to be harvested in the fall, as Food editor Russ Parsons explains. Their tough skins meant the squash could be stored over long...
| May 29, 2013
Julia Child had a problem in 1960. After spending much of the previous decade wrestling a book of French recipes for Americans into shape, she was stuck on what to call it. Suggestions, 45 or so, came and went without a winner. Finally, Judith Jones,...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Father's Day is the one day a year set aside to honor the most influential man in our lives — that would be dad — but sometimes Father's Day is an avalanche of not-so-awesome gifts. Bad ties. Socks. Cheap cologne. Or a grilling doodad.
| 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...
| May 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Wondering what to do with your summer produce? This week, Food editor Russ Parsons shares 4 ways to cook 5 different types of summer produce, including tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini and corn. Corn salad? Check. Eggplant appetizer? Check....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Blueberries abound. They're spilling over at every market, inviting you to just grab them by the handful and pop them into your mouth.
Maybe that's not surprising. July is National Blueberry Month, don't you know.
So what to make with all those...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Cheryl Creek of Anaheim Hills loved the fish chowder she had while cruising in Canada:
"I recently returned from a cruise to northeastern Canada and the U.S. While visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia, our tour took us to a charming Irish pub called Durty...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Food editor Russ Parsons loves his anchovies:
"Once many years ago I came across a fish vendor at the farmers market with a whole tray full of beautiful fresh anchovies. On a sudden impulse, I bought them all. Real anchovies — the ones that have...