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Planning a weekend cookout? Or maybe you're just figuring out a weeknight meal. Regardless, we've compiled 29 great burger recipes to make any meal feel like a party. From hearty tailgate burgers to our take on the In-N-Out classic to top burgers from our past Burger Battles, we've got you covered.

Gloria Putnam, a physicist by training, left a high-powered career to run a mountain goat farm, where visitors can hike with the herd, milk the goats and learn about her ongoing sustainability project.

The Los Angeles Times will honor late restaurant critic Jonathan Gold with several tributes at its upcoming Taste food festival during Labor Day weekend.

Held annually over three nights at the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, the Taste was previously co-hosted by Gold, who died July 21 of pancreatic...

Cornmeal, buttermilk, buckwheat, yeast-risen and more. We've compiled seven of our top waffle recipes — including Jacqueline Kennedy's — to start your morning off right. Don't forget the maple syrup.


From a pre-soccer game lunch to falafel in Irvine, here’s what’s happening in our food and drink world.

All the things

Food halls are like Disneyland for the indecisive eater. Can’t decide between a fried chicken sandwich and a burrito? Get both. The food hall model — large, open spaces with multiple...

Have a favorite restaurant recipe? Email me at We search them out, from Los Angeles to Alaska, London to Jerusalem. Here are 127 of your favorite restaurant requests.


From cucumber to melon and ajo blanco to gazpacho, we've compiled 39 of our top chilled soup recipes perfect for a hot summer day. Best of all? You don't have to slave over a hot stove to get them ready. Enjoy.


Craving a chocolate phosphate? Unless you keep the proper acid in your pantry, you might have to get your fix at Fair Oaks Pharmacy in South Pasadena. One of the few old-fashioned soda fountains near Los Angeles, it’s the kind of place where you can drink a hand-dipped milkshake at a marble counter...

The soda fountain at Fair Oaks Pharmacy in South Pasadena is the kind of place where you can drink a hand-dipped milkshake at a marble counter, reflecting on your fondest childhood memories to the tune of Elvis Presley.

What's in season: Ranging in color from green to yellow and vibrant shades of purple and red, summer beans can be found by the mound at markets and should be available through the end of the hot summer months. Beans can generally be divided into two groups: round beans are more delicate and cook...

How to make both land and sea ceviches from Peru and Ecuador

Strange and wondrous things happen in garages. Obsessions, avocations, projects deemed not worthy of the main house spawn like mushrooms in garages. Tinkerers tinker: If you’ve got a passion project, chances are it’s staged in a dark, oil-stained, poorly ventilated annex to where you live.

If you’re...

We grill burgers. We grill steaks. We grill chicken, fish, ribs and even vegetables. But have you ever thought about working your dessert magic on the grill? We've got 10 great recipes, from simple grilled fruit to desserts that can be made — start to finish — over live fire.


Reader Vivian Lorman can’t stop thinking about the cauliflower “steak” she enjoyed at the Four Seasons in New York City, and it’s no wonder — this isn’t your average vegetarian entree. Cut crosswise from a head of cauliflower, the steak is seared until browned, then plated atop a bed of black walnut-flavored...

Did you know today is National Zucchini Day? Well, now you do. And we have a dozen delicious recipes to celebrate. Get into the spirit with lasagna, relish, salad and even stuffed zucchini. Yes!


Sometimes happiness is as simple as a popsicle. We've compiled a dozen of our favorite recipes, perfect for when it's hot outside and you're looking for a fun way to cool off. We even include a few frozen cocktails. Cheers!


From the closing of a Los Angeles landmark to new dim sum in Las Vegas. Here’s what’s happening in our food and drink world.

Moving south

Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio has announced that he will close Valentino, his Santa Monica Italian restaurant, at the end of the year. The restaurant, credited...

Anthony Bourdain, the sardonic intellect who shone a lens on how food revealed the lives of people no one previously thought about and places few visited, has been called many things over the years, but at the core, he was a writer and commentator. And even from the beginning, he was a correspondent.


Gluten-free skillet brownies, cherry clafoutis and chocolate espresso cake are just a few of the sweet favorites from our Recipe Database this past month. Top recipes also included some of the late Jonathan Gold's favorite dishes, such as Hoppin' John, cornmeal waffles and classic potato latkes.


Joel Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by wowing palates with the delights of the simple mashed potato and giving diners a peek at the kitchen, has died. He was 73.

A spokeswoman for Robuchon confirmed his death, with French TV station BFM and newspaper...