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  • For Passover, so many ways to kugel

    For Passover, so many ways to kugel
    What really makes the meals of Passover, which begins this year on Monday at sundown, different? It may not be what you think. The simple answer is found in Exodus 13:6-7: "For seven days you must eat matzos (unleavened bread).... No chametz or leaven...
  • Logistics for the Festival of Books

    Logistics for the Festival of Books
    Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your...
  • Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts

    Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts
    When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor. Today,...
  • Stuffed quesadillas, Milanesa tortas and margaritas at El Condor in Silver Lake

    Stuffed quesadillas, Milanesa tortas and margaritas at El Condor in Silver Lake
    Name of restaurant: El Condor Concept: A new Mexican restaurant by L&E Oyster Bar owners Tyler Bell and Dustin Lancaster in the former El Conquistador space. They're serving up tacos with handmade tortillas, green- and red-sauced enchiladas on hot...
  • Wal-Mart to boost organic food lineup

    Wal-Mart to boost organic food lineup
    CHICAGO — Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers. The retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food priced in line with...
  • Wine & Spirits compiles the 25th annual list of top selling restaurant wines

    Wine & Spirits compiles the 25th annual list of top selling restaurant wines
    What do you think are the top-selling wines in restaurants? Wine & Spirits magazine ushers in April with its 25th Anniversary Restaurant Poll, an issue they’ve published since 1989. And it’s got some surprises. Editor Joshua Greene asked...
  • Three L.A. restaurants revive delicious octopus memories

    Three L.A. restaurants revive delicious octopus memories
    I have such a strong memory of nibbling on charred octopus tentacles between sips of ouzo on a terrace overlooking the sea in Santorini. Much as I've tried, I haven't turned up that particular way of eating octopus in SoCal. The good news, though, is that...
  • Mezcal, the 'moonshine of Mexico,' grows in appreciation, availability

    Mezcal, the 'moonshine of Mexico,' grows in appreciation, availability
    Terroir. Wild yeasts. Elevation. Who knew these terms could apply to mezcal as easily as to wine. In fact, "the vocabulary of mezcal is more like the vocabulary of wine than spirits," explains Ron Cooper, the California artist who founded Del Maguey...
  • Recipe: Mendocino Farms' curried couscous with roasted cauliflower

    Recipe: Mendocino Farms' curried couscous with roasted cauliflower
    Dear SOS: At Mendocino Farms, they make this incredible cold couscous salad that's out-of-this-world yummy. I don't usually like couscous, but there is something great about this cold yet tangy summer salad. If possible, could you track it down? Doris...
  • 13 underground supper clubs in the L.A. area

    13 underground supper clubs in the L.A. area
    Here are some other underground dining clubs in the Southern California area. Visit the websites to learn more. Amalur Project: "A culinary think tank creating dining concepts and collaborations that define and preserve gastronomy, agriculture and...
  • Belcampo's burger is already driving them wild -- here's how

    Belcampo's burger is already driving them wild -- here's how
    Just when you thought Los Angeles couldn’t possibly get excited about yet another hamburger, along comes Belcampo. And eaters are going wild. A thread on the burger on Chowhound has already gotten more than 125 comments – and the...