| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:41 PM
"Do you smell smoke?" That was the question wafting through the newsroom recently when Average Betty, a.k.a. Los Angeles food vlogger Sara O'Donnell, stopped by the L.A. Times Test Kitchen.
Average Betty was gearing up for the Taste, the Los Angeles...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Broccoli is one of those vegetables you may have not wanted to eat when you were younger. Simply boiled, it can be mushy without much flavor. But artfully prepared, it becomes a versatile ingredient that can be the star of any dish. Even President Obama...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:32 AM
This recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover salmon*, and also works well with other leftover fish -- or even chicken -- simply change up the herbs as desired to suit your taste. For this version, flake grilled salmon over a salad of steamed red...
| 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....
| 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...