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  • Orange roots come to the Golden State

     
    Sweet potatoes used to be considered a Southern regional ingredient. Except at Thanksgiving (usually topped with marshmallows), you didn't see them all that often outside the area. But California farmers are finding there's gold in those orange roots....
  • The Find: Toni's Soul Burgers, Otis Jackson's Soul Dog

    The Find: Toni's Soul Burgers, Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
    For every restaurant whose menu reads like a doctoral thesis on globalization, there are those that still consider a kind of insular Americana the noblest pursuit. These are the dens of hard-line pit masters and down-home confectioners, restaurants...
  • Shochu is becoming less of a secret in L.A.

    <i> Shochu </i>is becoming less of a secret in L.A.
    Scoring a table at 9 p.m. on a Friday at Wakasan is a little like winning the lottery's Hot Spot. The crowded Westwood pub, whose rustic furnishings give it the nostalgic feel of a family-run countryside tavern, is a haven for Japanese expats who love...
  • The Find: Coffee Tomo in West L.A.

    The Find: Coffee Tomo in West L.A.
    The tagline for Coffee Tomo, a cafe that opened a few weeks ago off the main drag of Sawtelle Boulevard's mini Japan Town, might be: coffee specialists and slightly manic pretzel innovators. Think fresh-baked, intricately structured pretzels stuffed...
  • The Review: Beechwood restaurant

    The Review: Beechwood restaurant
    Until recently, Beechwood on Washington Boulevard at the foot of Abbot Kinney had fallen right off the radar. The Venice restaurant made a splash when it debuted in 2005 with Brooke Williamson and the Brig's David Reiss as partners. As the former chef...
  • Two Guys Lose Weight: Soul food that's not sinful

    Two Guys Lose Weight: Soul food that's not sinful
    NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" last Monday. They said I'd never go to my gym across town, but they were wrong. They're always wrong. Another thing...
  • Your recipe for the day: Curried lamb pasties with spicy sweet potato and tamarind

     
    We're taking a look back at the L.A. Times Test Kitchen's recipes from 2010 as we bicker over which should make our top-10 list, which we'll publish next week. This was a popular one: Curried lamb pasties with spicy sweet......
  • Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks

    Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks
    Fall is the harvest season, right? That's especially true when it comes to cookbooks, which every year arrive in a seasonal flood that puts apples and pears to shame. By some counts, as many as three-fourths of all cookbooks in the United States are...
  • Recipe: Dr. George Washington Carver's sliced sweet potato pie

    Recipe: Dr. George Washington Carver's sliced sweet potato pie
      Dr. George Washington Carver's sliced sweet potato pie Total time: About 2 hours, plus chilling and cooling times Servings: 8 to 12 Note: Adapted from "Southern Pies" by Nancie McDermott. She does not recommend a specific crust to go with this pie;...
  • Thanksgiving dinner the healthy Obama way

     
    Thanksgiving at the Obamas house. Good thing it was healthy....
  • Recipes: Two souped-up fall classics

     
    Thanksgiving traditions run deep in most families, but ther's always a little wiggle room to experiment with some new recipes. Here are two beautiful additions to the table, which are as decorative as they are delicious. Find recipes for pumpkin soup...