Los Angeles may be known as the land of vegan baked goods and brown rice sushi, but plenty of local chefs also turn out damn fine charcuterie, the prepared meat products (proscuitto, pâtés, terrines, sausages, etc.) that are a celebration of all things animal. Most often made from pork, charcuter ... More >>
Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
On your recommendation, I frequent Alexander's Prime Meats in San Gabriel for beef, lamb and their great sausages. But to me, the cuts of pork there don't seem much better than what you can find at the supermarket. Where can I get high-qu ... More >>
When it comes to being "official," L.A. has many things going for it: official basketball, baseball and hockey teams and even an official "City of Angels" slogan. But one thing that's missing is an official food. If Farmer John has its way, that won't be for long. The nationwide ... More >>
We're not sure who really came up with the idea of taking a processed tube of (potentially cancerous) mystery meat, then pouring a thick stew of heavily cooked-down meat on top of it -- but they should probably be congratulated, or yelled at, or both. Now you can order chili dogs almost everywhere, ... More >>
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Where to find cheesesteak in Los Angeles? It's a question that sparks heated debates among Philadelphia transplants. And who better to put the issue to rest than Carolyn Wyman (pictured). This food historian sampled more than 50 greasy sandwiches in and around Philly ... More >>
Brooklyn BoysThe Brooklyn Boys food truckOrange County isn't known for its abundance of New York and Jewish-style delis, but the Brooklyn Boys food truck, launched on Feb. 1, hopes to change that.
Roaming from Fullerton and Placentia on the northern tip to Santa Ana and Irvine and all the w ... More >>
Barbara HansenThe Smokin' Joint's jazzy logo lights up the night.Just when you think there's nothing new in barbecue, The Smokin' Joint arrives on West 3rd Street. What you get here is "Hollywood 'cue," created by chef-owner Michael Kesler. "I've taken the best from all over the country and p ... More >>
When we talked to Martha Stewart yesterday, we also asked her which recipe from her new book, Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home, that she'd recommend for Los Angeles cooks at the moment, given the season and the available produce. "The duck breast is really good. It's a Mallard duck breast with cabbag ... More >>
I've probably been to a dozen barbecues at friends' houses in the last month, and the routine of burgers and overdone chicken is getting a little old. Any suggestions for my own barbecue? And please don't point me towards any of your beloved organ meats.
What’s with the meat? Our web editor brought in his bacon wallet a few days ago. Then one of our computer guys said that he had a bacon wallet, too. He muttered something about “bringing home the bacon.” There are all kinds of meat-themed accessories to be had these days.
(1) Here’s a Ra ... More >>