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Make an easy-as-summer strawberry pie with L.A. pastry chef Roxana Jullapat

"This time of year, I really like to make things that don't require a lot of oven time. There's so much great fruit around, you don't need to do much to show it off," says pastry chef Roxana Jullapat. She's just arrived at the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, a box of strawberries tucked under her...

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Break out of a crust rut by using different flours for your dough

Your kitchen is lightly dusted with flour, the bowls of ripe fruit are ready to be translated into filling, or maybe a pot of Meyer lemon curd or melted Valrhona stands on the stove. The fruit and curd and chocolate are all things that can go into the glorious pie you're making. But how much thought...

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Napa Valley begins one of the earliest harvests in recent memory

Napa Valley begins one of the earliest harvests in recent memory

The harvest is on in the Napa Valley. And it’s one of the earliest in recent memory. How early? About a week ahead of last year, when picking started on July 30. The year before, it began on Aug. 1; and in 2012, when picking didn’t begin until mid-August, according to Patsy McGaughy of the Napa...