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Vegetable tops don't have to go in the trash. Here's how to use them

Many years ago, I ran into Alain Giraud, one of the best French chefs in Los Angeles, rummaging through crates of discarded vegetable greens at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market. This was a good decade before food waste became the sort of thing people talked about on high profile panels and in beautiful documentaries.

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Sweet! 8 recipes for crème brûlée

Tranlasted as “burnt cream,” crème brûlée is a classic custard topped with a burnt sugar crust. We’ve compiled 8 of our favorite recipes, from the traditional to flavored variations including caramel and pistachio. Because you can never have too much of a good thing.

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How Patina teamed with formerly incarcerated cooks to prepare food for the Emmys

The sight of the team preparing salads for the Primetime Emmys Governors Ball dinner, the largest formal sit-down dinner in North America, resembled a laboratory more than it did a kitchen. On Sunday evening, some 250 cooks were working in the L.A. Convention Center’s heavily air-conditioned prep space, winding their way through rows of folding tables set end-to-end with 4,200 gleaming white plates.

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Four new L.A. restaurants you should be really excited about

From very good ceviche in Venice to new restaurants from a handful of lauded L.A. veterans, here’s a look at what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world this week:

Look for the mermaid

If you’re craving excellent ceviche-topped tostadas and fish tacos at Grand Central Market, just look for the blue and white ceramic tiles, and the neon mermaid sign.

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Simple, creative and colorful: 10 delicious recipes for bruschetta

Toast sliced bread, rub with garlic cloves, drizzle over olive oil and season to taste. Serve bruschetta, the classic Italian garlic bread, on its own for a rustic starter, or top with fresh tomatoes and basil, or perhaps a grilled tuna salad for a dramatic appetizer or light meal. Here are 10 great recipe ideas.

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32 recipes to celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah starts this Wednesday evening. We’ve compiled 32 of our favorite recipes for the holiday — honey cake, carrot and pomegranate soup, halibut with leeks, stuffed sweet peppers and more — covering everything from appetizers to desserts.

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