It's the season of chile roasts, even if you don't live in New Mexico, and if you didn't make it to Sante Fe you can head on over to the Santa Monica farmers market, where they're having southwest-style chile roasts every Saturday for the month of September at the Saturday Pico market. Chile roast ... More >>
At L.A.'s Mexican restaurants, the classic combination plate -- you know, the #5 or the "Macho Combo" or the "Pancho Villa Platter" that serves up a burrito, taco, tamale and chile relleno topped with yellow cheese along with refried beans, rice and flour tortillas -- tends to be ridiculed in this e ... More >>
jgarbeeSusana Leyva (Left) And Maryann Carpenter Know Their Tomato RecipesEven if Coastal Organics isn't a vendor at your local farmers market, you've likely had their veggies at an L.A. restaurant. That Lucques heirloom tomato salad is often built from their beautiful Cherokee and green zebr ... More >>
Diet may be a four letter word on a food blog, but eventually too much bacon really does catch up to you (or so we're told, as we have yet to reach our limit). But as it is perilously close to the New Year's resolution hour, we have been looking back on 2010, and the large amounts of cured me ... More >>
Canning and preserves books are typically best left to those who consider slow versus rapid set pectin a suitable cocktail conversation, or who happened to be employed by canning jar companies. Enter the just-released (stateside, it was originally printed in Britain) The River Cottage Preserv ... More >>
D. GonzalezMarinated potatoes at Koreatown Gallery Market Honestly, can one truly get excited about supermarket deli potato salad? And yet, there it is, in all its bland, yellow-hued glory at pretty much every picnic we attend for the next three summer months. Instead of accepting our fate, ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaJumping Jack apricots This seesaw weather we've been having (chilly and windy, then warm and sunny) might trick you into thinking we're stuck in a perpetual springtime, Memorial Day's approach notwithstanding. Local eaters with their noses stuck in the markets know otherwise ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaStrawberries at the Pasadena farmers market last Saturday The latest news reports say that California's strawberry season -- which technically begins now even though we see delicious berries year round -- is about to contribute to a nationwide glut of strawberries. Florida's ... More >>
A noodle house in the San Gabriel Valley changes, amazingly
Bloomsdale spinach is probably the only leafy green that can be considered even remotely sexy -- the heavily ruffled top leaves act like a billowy skirt, concealing long crunchy stems that connect in a bright pink nexus at the base of the plant. And thankfully, most vendors harvest the plants whole ... More >>
John Sedlar, whose downtown restaurant Rivera opened in January, is known more for his flower-embedded nixtamal tortillas, his mole-sauced kurobuta pork chops, his buratta-stuffed chile relleno, his duck enfrijoladas, his chile-powder-as-art plate stencils, and his curating of Latin food history (th ... More >>
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West L.A.‘s new French bistro
Pasadena’s civilized side
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Can Bizou succeed where others have failed?
Bigger is better
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The world on a string
(or Culver City at least)
The tomato worth eating
Let your fingers do the walking.
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