| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| Jan 5, 2013
In the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, you never know what the next week might bring. It could be some incredibly complicated construction from one of America's greatest chefs. It could be the latest dish we've uncovered from one of Southern California'...
| Dec 15, 2012
Beyond the colorful decorations and after the initial rush of sugar, holiday cookies are about memories and tradition. Be they humble or ornate, our baked goods are used to celebrate and give thanks — thanks for our childhoods, the blessings of...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:58 AM
This fall, the L.A. Times asked readers to share their special cookie recipes for the third annual Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, and then to help narrow down their favorites to the top 50.
And this year, Glendale and Burbank staked out a strong showing in...