| 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...
| 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 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 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.
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Memorial Day weekend is here, ushering in the unofficial start of summer -- and rising temperatures.
If you're entertaining this holiday, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.
We scoured the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen's archives for...
| 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....
| May 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Rice salad takes a colorful turn with cooked small shrimp, fresh arugula, tomatoes, minced red onion and toasted pine nuts. The whole dish comes together in about 45 minutes. /
For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery. Food...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Earth Day 2013 gets its own Google Doodle today, an honor that kicks off a day dedicated to reminding us to tread gently on this planet that we all share.
The Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle unveils a scenic mountain meadow, with a babbling brook and a...