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ROSA PORTO, FOUNDER OF POPULAR PORTO'S BAKERY & CAFE, DIES AT 89

Porto's became a touchstone for generations of Cuban immigrants in Los Angeles.

A RUSTIC FRENCH-STYLE TART WITH THE BEST FLEETING WINTER FRUIT

Aromatic quince and its poaching liquid, reduced to an intensely flavorful syrup, cover simple puff pastry for an austere yet bold...

 
 
 

NEWSLETTER: NEWER RESTAURANTS WE HATED TO LEAVE OFF THE 101

In this week's Tasting Notes newsletter, Bill Addison talks through some omissions to the 101 list.

DRINK UP, L.A. STAY UP ALL NIGHT AT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO DRINK

2019 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Here are our favorite places to drink in L.A.

 
 
 

COOK A BIG DINNER PARTY IN UNDER 4 HOURS? YOU'VE GOT THIS

This shopping list and meal planner make it possible and easy to cook seven from-scratch dishes in one afternoon.

QUICK PREP AND NO-FUSS BAKING FOR THE BEST CANDIED NUTS

Crackly sweet walnuts coated with honey and sesame seeds are the best easy appetizer recipe. They're simply mixed, then baked, and...

 
 
 

THE 101 BEST RESTAURANTS HALL OF FAME: MODERN CLASSICS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO DINING IN L.A

These 10 stalwarts have endured to become not only essential to L.A. dining, but modern classics.

GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN GETS A SMOKY SIDE OF KIMCHI

A whole beef tenderloin is the most impressive party centerpiece. Here, it's cooked over fire and served with grilled persimmons tossed...

 
 
 

AVOCADO SMASH GETS FANCY IN THIS HOLIDAY PARTY DIP

Pomegranate seeds add brilliant color and a tangy pop to avocado smashed with jalapeño and cilantro. This is the perfect easy party...

THE BRIGHTEST WINTER SALAD TAKES MINUTES TO MAKE

A mix of citrus and pomegranate seeds adds bright colors and flavors to this simple mixed green salad that gets a savory crunch from...

 
 
 

PEPPERMINT BARK JUST GOT EVEN BETTER WITH THESE BROWNIES

Store-bought peppermint bark adds a pretty and delicious chocolatey layer of deliciousness over these fudgy brownies.

MISO MAKES GREEN BEANS DELICIOUS IN THIS EASY SIDE DISH

A tangy, savory, sweet miso vinaigrette comes together quickly and lightly coats pretrimmed French beans in this easy side dish recipe.

 
 
 

THE TASTIEST HOLIDAY SHOWSTOPPER TAKES 30 MINUTES. REALLY

Mayonnaise is the secret to moist roasted salmon and gets savory flavors here from mustard and miso too. This fast and easy recipe...

REVIEW: PASJOLI MARKS A RETURN TO GRAND FRENCH DINING IN L.A

Bill Addison reviews the haute French cooking at Dave Beran's Pasjoli in Santa Monica

 
 
 

WELCOME THESE NEWCOMERS TO 2019'S 101 BEST RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES LIST

These are the restaurants making their first appearance on The Times' 101 Best Restaurants list.

E. BALDI CHEF TO OPEN A NEW ITALIAN RESTAURANT AT THE GROVE

E. Baldi chef Edoardo Baldi will open Edo restaurant at the Grove on Thursday.

 
 
 

REVIEW: KNIFE PLEAT IS THE PERFECTLY TAILORED FRENCH RESTAURANT ORANGE COUNTY NEEDS

Critic Patricia Escárcega reviews Knife Pleat, a modern French restaurant in Costa Mesa.

IF YOU GET TO 3RD BASE, HAVE A PIZZA

3rd Base, a sports bar and lounge, is now open in Hollywood.

 
 
 

OFF MENU: LUCAS EXPLORES CHINESE FOOD IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY, THIS HEMISPHERE'S BIGGEST AND BEST CHINATOWN

In 'Off Menu,' Lucas Kwan Peterson heads to the Chinese food mecca the San Gabriel Valley, and chats with historian David Chan and...

BERRY FARM COMPANY FINED $3.5 MILLION OVER WORKER ABUSES

Munger Bros. LLC, the country's biggest blueberry producer, has been barred from recruiting foreign agricultural guest workers for...

 
 
 



Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

This Easy Cranberry-Lime Pie is the Sunshine Your Winter Holiday Table Needs

This Easy Cranberry-Lime Pie is the Sunshine Your Winter Holiday Table Needs

Get the Recipe for Cranberry-Lime Pie with Gingersnap Crust » Thanksgiving may have left the kitchen, but that doesn't mean pie has gone on vacation. Lounging beneath a cloak... Read more ...

Puerto Rican Craft Brewers Are Jumping Hurdles to Catch Up With the Mainland

Puerto Rican Craft Brewers Are Jumping Hurdles to Catch Up With the Mainland

As recently as five years ago, the terms “craft beer, “microbrew,” or even “ cerveza artisanal ” were not commonplace in Puerto Rico. They still aren't: Costly import taxes... Read more ...

E. coli Infections Associated with Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Arizona - 2018...

E. coli Infections Associated with Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Arizona - 2018 - An Update

I have spent today reviewing this most interesting study and took the liberty of editing it down for reading “consumption.” This outbreak was the largest multistate STEC O157... Read more ...

5 Road Trip Necessities

5 Road Trip Necessities

Partner Post: This post is sponsored by Lamontagne Chocolate . Taking road trip require a few essentials like all the snacks, especially with kids. Here are 5 tips I've learned... Read more ...

When Should You Take Your Christmas Tree Down?

When Should You Take Your Christmas Tree Down?

When the holidays wind down, one conundrum you might have in is when to take down your Christmas trees. The task of removing the decorations and hauling a live tree to the... Read more ...

Saturday Stuff, edition 49

Saturday Stuff, edition 49

After a long hiatus, I am bringing back “Saturday Stuff” which is filled with all the stuff going on this week in my life or that I want to share with you. I am very happy to... Read more ...

Healthy Meal Plan {Week 119}

Healthy Meal Plan {Week 119}

Eating light this week balances out all of those holiday treats! Week 119 of my Healthy Meal Plan has plenty of easy dinner ideas for the week ahead. I'd like to say that all... Read more ...

Scenes from a Gingerbread House Decorating Event + Secrets to Building a...

Scenes from a Gingerbread House Decorating Event + Secrets to Building a Gingerbread House that Won't Collapse

LONGEST. BLOG. POST. TITLE. EVER. Last weekend, I hosted a little gingerbread house decorating event for a school that I love, Frassati Catholic High School , in north... Read more ...

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Giveaway

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Giveaway

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Origin High Performance HEPA Filter Upright Vacuum Fuchsia - Corded When it comes to keeping my house clean, there is no better product than a Dyson... Read more ...

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Pc. Cutlery Knife Block Set Giveaway

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Pc. Cutlery Knife Block Set Giveaway

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Pc. Cutlery Knife Block Set A good knife set is key in any kitchen, they make food prep quicker and easier. I love that this block has... Read more ...