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MANY CALIFORNIA FARMWORKERS FEAR A WINTER OF HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AMID THE PANDEMIC

After fires and the coronavirus cut wages for many Central Valley farmworkers, a winter slowdown means families are unable to pay for...

CHIRASHI IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: 4 NEW OPTIONS FOR EXCELLENT TAKEOUT SUSHI

L.A.'s best sushi chefs are elevating takeout sushi to new heights during the pandemic.

 
 
 

HAVE YOU COOKED YOUR PUMPKIN YET?

So many pumpkin recipes, so little time

MICHELIN-STARRED TASTING MENU SPOT DIALOGUE IS CLOSING PERMANENTLY IN SANTA MONICA

Plus, Courage Bagels opens in Silver Lake and a new pizza pop-up in Hollywood

 
 
 

SANTA MONICA FARMERS MARKET SERVES UP 'A LITTLE PIECE OF NORMALCY' IN BIZARRE TIMES

Santa Monica Farmers Market regulars adjust to long lines, smaller crowds, fewer farmers and a host of safety rules.

CAULIFLOWER: A CULINARY BLANK CANVAS

Its neutral taste, texture and color make it perfect for exploring different flavors and cooking techniques.

 
 
 

GUERRILLA TACOS FOUNDER WES AVILA IS OPENING A SANDWICH SHOP IN CHINATOWN THIS WEEKEND

Angry Egret Dinette will serve Avila's take on Mexican tortas and shaved ice

A POST-HALLOWEEN CURE FOR A SUGAR HANGOVER? IT'S POSSIBLE

If you're feeling trashed from a candy overload, here are a few strategies that might help.

 
 
 

RESTAURANT WORKERS FACE SMALLER TIPS, MASK RESISTANCE AS HUNTINGTON BEACH STRUGGLES WITH COVID-19 SLUMP

Two customers on the outdoor patio. $6 in a tip jar labeled 'For College'. Few masks in sight. This is the reality of Huntington Beach...

HOMEMADE PAYDAY BARS

A chewy caramelized milk toffee is wrapped in loads of roasted, salted peanuts in this ode to the PayDay candy bar.

 
 
 

HOMEMADE BUTTERFINGER BITES

The "crispety-crunchety" texture you love about Butterfingers is easy to replicate in this homemade version of its "bite-size" candies.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CORN SYRUP

Unfairly maligned for years, corn syrup is essential in candy making and deserves a second look.

 
 
 

THE EASIEST WAY TO COVER CANDY IN CHOCOLATE

While tempering chocolate can seem overwhelming, there is a shortcut that gets the job done just as well as the traditional method.

THE ONLY EQUIPMENT YOU MUST HAVE TO MAKE CANDY

Candy thermometers and dipping tools are the only essential pieces of equipment you need to make candy successfully and safely.

 
 
 

MOVE ASIDE, SOURDOUGH: YOUR NEXT COOKING PROJECT IS CANDY BARS FOR HALLOWEEN

Two easy recipes for candy bars show that making your own candy - just in time for Halloween and the holdiays - is a cooking project...

'BORN OUT OF DESTRUCTION AND PRESSURE,' A NEW FINE-DINING EXPERIENCE EMERGES IN HOLLYWOOD

Minh Phan launches weekly fine-dining pop-up Phenakite and reboots Porridge + Puffs

 
 
 

DON'T DIS A PEAR

Pear season is ending; here are a few recipes to help you bid them adieu.

5 OF SOCAL'S BEST TAQUEROS AND TAQUERAS ARE POPPING UP IN DOWNTOWN L.A

The Taqueando pop-up is bringing some of L.A.'s best taqueros and taqueras (Priscilla Curiel, Tacos El Ruso and Mariscos Jalisco) to...

 
 
 

EDIBLE SEAWEED IS THE STAR OF THIS COASTAL FORAGER'S TOUR

Forage for edible seaweed on a tour that includes a ramen lunch made with the day's harvest.

WILL THE PANDEMIC HURT THE CANDY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX?

Halloween has always been the "Super Bowl, Olympics and World Cup wrapped into one" for the candy industry. Will the COVID-19 pandemic...

 
 
 



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 ...

BRB, Dunking These New Amaretto Hot Chocolate Milano Cookies in a Steaming...

BRB, Dunking These New Amaretto Hot Chocolate Milano Cookies in a Steaming Cup of Cocoa

True fans of fall know that pumpkin spice season is still going strong no matter what the weather tells us. (See: pumpkin spice cookies , pumpkin spice cold brew , and pumpkin... Read more ...

Neuf Façons Simples de Réduire le Stress Grâce à la Nutrition

Neuf Façons Simples de Réduire le Stress Grâce à la Nutrition

Nous sommes tous sujets au stress pour différentes raisons: la pression au travail, les contraintes familiales ou encore les tensions financières par exemple. Par chance, il... Read more ...

The New Bud Light Ugly Sweater Seltzer Flavors, Tasted and Ranked

The New Bud Light Ugly Sweater Seltzer Flavors, Tasted and Ranked

If you thought seltzers were a summer trend, think again . On Tuesday morning, Bud Light released its new line of “Ugly Sweater Seltzers” to help you cozy up as the weather... Read more ...

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020 goes Live!

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020 goes Live!

The first five days of Terra Madre launch with physical and digital events have made it rediscover the Slow Food spirit all over the world, despite Covid-19. And continues... Read more ...

Every History Buff Needs This Drinks Timeline Poster

Every History Buff Needs This Drinks Timeline Poster

The history of alcohol in the United States is...complicated. Considering Prohibition threw a wrench in the drinks industry just as it started to build a strong foundation... Read more ...

How Breweries Can Stand Out in a Spectrum of Hazy IPAs

How Breweries Can Stand Out in a Spectrum of Hazy IPAs

Joe Whitney has a story he likes to tell about an IPA drinker and peer pressure. Seven or maybe six years ago, Whitney, Sierra Nevada Brewing 's chief commercial officer, was... Read more ...

Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Columbia...

Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Columbia Valley, Wash

When it comes to value Cabernet Sauvignons from the United States, this one has few rivals. It's produced by the Washington State mega winery that is Chateau Ste. Michelle... Read more ...

Wine 101: Zinfandel

Wine 101: Zinfandel

Inspired by one of VinePair's most popular site sections, the Wine 101 Podcast takes an educational, easy-to-digest look into the world of wine. This episode of wine 101 is... Read more ...

2 sick in New York, 7 sick in Massachusetts and 1 dead in Florida from...

2 sick in New York, 7 sick in Massachusetts and 1 dead in Florida from Listeria tainted Deli Meat

Late Friday, the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported that they... Read more ...

Noreetuh: Upgraded Hawaiian Fare in NYC's East Village

Noreetuh:  Upgraded Hawaiian Fare in NYC's East Village

Though Noreetuh has been around the East Village since 2015, I've only made it to the modern Hawaiian eatery just recently. Now I'm kicking myself for not coming sooner when... Read more ...