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For traditional fesenjoon and rosewater ice cream, head to Dizin Persian Cuisine in Reseda

Name of restaurant: Dizin Persian Cuisine – Dizin is one of the most popular ski resorts in Iran (hence the image of the snow-capped mountains on the logo). The owner, Kathy Roshanai, runs the kitchen and the accounts. Since it’s a family affair, you may see her husband, Kevin, drop in, still in uniform from his auto shop. Their 5-year-old son might be playing a game on his iPad.

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27 great ice cream recipes to keep you cool

When you need to cool down, sometimes there’s nothing better than a cold bowl of ice cream. We’ve compiled 27 of our favorite ice cream recipes to help you chill out. Here are some highlights:

BEER ICE CREAM: Now you can have your beer, and eat it too. This recipe requires only four ingredients (beer, sugar, egg yolks and cream).

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This Silver Lake doughnut shop is making all vegan doughnuts. And they've got fritters too

Donut Farm looks like your typical Los Angeles doughnut shop: It’s in the middle of a weathered shopping center on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, and the guy behind the counter is putting doughnut after doughnut into a pink box.

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Cool off with this easy chilled cucumber soup recipe

Cucumbers, tangy yogurt, a little garlic, a touch of bright vinegar and seasoning to taste — that’s all it takes to put together this mild and refreshing soup, ready in about 20 minutes and perfect for Meatless Monday. Make it first thing in the morning, then chill until ready to serve for dinner. Garnish with slivered radish and julienned basil right before serving, and you’re good to go.

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Farmers market report: Figs are in season

What’s in season: The many varieties of figs can usually be divided into two classes: green and black. Here in California, black figs — including smaller Mission and larger, paler Brown Turkey — are most often eaten fresh, as they’re generally sweeter and have a more pronounced flavor.

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Where to find shaved ice and pastrami dumplings next weekend, plus a farmers market tour

Like the sound of pastrami dumplings, gin cocktails and shaved ice? Open your calendar app and pay attention. Here are three food events you should known about: 

The 7th annual L.A. LuckyRice grand feast is happening at Vibiana in downtown L.A. July 29. The event will highlight food from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea and the Philippines.

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