This is what Brie cheese looks like after two hours of whipping! LudoBites, Los Angeles.
Tuna Tartare, Lobster Bisque, Mac & Cheese... classic American dishes at Los Angeles' Chef Mark Peel's homage to New York in the 30s... the Tar Pit.
Silver Lake, Los Angeles's newest culinary addition... the Spice Station. With hundreds of spices and 28+ salts, this is considered spice nirvana.
Macarons filled with chocolate ganache made at Helene of Tartelette's special mac class held in Los Angeles
Find Dan Dan Mian, one of Jonathan Gold's Best Dishes of 2009, and more spicy Sichuan indulgences at Shufeng Garden in Rowland Heights.
The art of charcuterie at Church & State Bistro in Los Angeles.
Ludo Lefebvre and Eric Greenspan battle it out on the streets of LA with fried chicken on Bluesy Tuesday Night at The Foundry on Melrose, in Los Angeles, CA.
Molecular gastronomy "cocktails" at Providence in Los Angeles.
Phototasting: a unique food photography workshop where participants had the opportunity to both shoot and savor a restaurant's cuisine.
Thai Boat Noodles from Pa-Ord in Los Angeles.
Confused? You should be. Bacon wrapped matzoh balls made by Top Chef winner Ilan Hall at his restaurant, The Gorbals, in Los Angeles, CA.
Chicken livers are a delight with Chef Nancy Silverton behind the stove.
A Cozy Kitchen reviews Pitfire Pizza & their Burrata Pie. The Verdict: Definitely worth a trip to Los Angeles
Vegan coconut berry donuts from Babycakes NYC in Los Angeles.
On the search for Los Angeles' best goat tacos. Ready, set, GOAT!
Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Halibut | Orange scented beets, horseradish crème fraîche, herbed pepita crust (at the New Hatfield's, Los Angeles)
The specialty at La Casita in Los Angeles is Chiles en Nogada, the national dish of Mexico.
Blanched and tender leaves are the secret to LA's Le Grande Orange's stellar brussels sprout salad.
Strip mall Fried Chicken in Los Angeles.
impossibly crunchy housemade potato chips from L.A. Bento, a mobile food company that's thankfully *not* a food truck
The best dumplings I've ever had outside of Taiwan from Din Tai Fung in Arcadia, California
Los Angeles Times Lemon Upside-Down Cake made with my dad's Meyer lemons. [recipe]
Cafe Beaujolais' Buttermilk-Cinnamon Coffeecake...from the vault of the Los Angeles Times Food Section. A best of 1985 recipe!
Plat de Côtes de Boeuf. Red wine braised beef short ribs with caramelized Savoy cabbage, glazed sweet carrots, parsnips & jus de boeuf at Bouchon Beverly Hills.
Japanese ramen with a Chinese twist at Naga Naga in Los Angeles.
Chili cheese dogs are the cat's meow at Los Angeles' Pink's Hot Dogs.
Guacamole and tropical fruits sundae with ginger ice cream, at the pop-up restaurant LudoBites.
raw, vegan, organic pie by Mooifood in Los Angeles. cinnamon almond crust, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter...all finished off with a pecan caramel topping.
Los Angeles' best fish taco is served on a cart on Sunset Avenue.
At Los Angeles' Good Girl Dinette, American diner meets Vietnamese comfort food.
The French toast at Canelé in Los Angeles is luxuriously thick and custardy. Easily one of the city's best.
A vegan turkey that looks like the real thing from Vinh Loi Tofu in Los Angeles. It's shaped like a bird with little legs and a hole for stuffing, plus it even has crispy "skin"!
Not your average beignet. Los Angeles' Chef Ludo Lefebvre fills his with decadent foie gras.
bigger, brinier, maybe even better overall, but *prettier* you will never see than the perfect, tiny kumamoto oyster with caviar and gold at kiyokawa, beverly hills