| Apr 23, 2010
The Uptown Whittier farmers market has 15 certified produce vendors, so it's not huge, but it does offer a good selection of local growers, a convenient location and a manager, Kae Thomas, with 26 years of experience. The Friday market, which was...
| Feb 10, 2011
Ricardo Diaz is on his way to building a culinary empire with Mexican restaurants that innately reflect the attitudes and fluctuations of the Angeleno appetite.
Three years ago, Diaz and his in-laws opened Cook's Tortas in Monterey Park. There, sturdy,...
| Jul 21, 2011
Caramelized pineapple confit
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: Makes about 6 cups confit
Note: Long peppers are available at select gourmet markets and cooking stores, as well as online.
1/2 cup dark rum, divided
1 1/4 cups dark brown...
| May 12, 2011
Every time I'm in London, I somehow manage to find an excuse to eat at St. John Bar & Restaurant. That's a wonderful rustic restaurant for die-hard carnivores in northwest London from Fergus Henderson, author of the quirky but important cookbook "Nose...
| Jul 13, 2010
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It's always a wild scene at 85C, a coffee shop, bakery and patisserie in Irvine. From morning through evening, hundreds of customers of every age and walk of life pour through its doors heaping their trays high with a fantastical array of baked goods...
| Jan 12, 2012
If you're a fiend for the spicy, then you may have attempted to down an entire bowl of the Special 2 ramen at Orochon in Little Tokyo, which earns you a photo on "the wall of bravery." Or you've sought the experience of Jitlada's southern Thai...
| May 12, 2011
Wheat beer just cries out for fruit flavors. Citrus and raspberry are traditional in Germany, and we've seen a couple of fine American apricot wheat beers. Now a Hawaiian brewery has taken the obvious step, throwing in locally grown pineapple. The...
| Jun 23, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times
Servings: 9 to 12
Note: Adapted from a recipe by pastry chef Kimberly Valdez of SW Steakhouse at Wynn in Las Vegas. This recipe requires the use of a scale. Glucose can generally be...
| Jun 16, 2011
Dear SOS: Have you tried the roasted veggie burger at Upper West in Santa Monica? If you haven't, you must. It is hands down the best veggie burger on the planet. Would love to see if the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen can come up with the recipe....
| Aug 12, 2010
Front Page Jamaican Grille is one of those places where the guy working behind the counter will tell you, in no uncertain terms, what his favorite dish is. Where the owner will come out and shower love on your dog and then show you pictures of her own...
| Aug 5, 2011
Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times
Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup
Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale.
4 pounds yellow peaches
1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾...