McRib challenge: LA's best BBQ vs. McDonald's pork plank (poll)

The elusive, exclusive McRib McReturns to McDonald's on Dec. 17. Let's review what we know, look at options, cover the basics, take a poll, and looks at photos.

PHOTOS: California chefs encourage fresh dining in Cuba

A delegation of chefs from Alice Waters' celebrated Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley is in Havana on a mission to spark a revolution in the Cuban diet.

Henry's Tacos closes; What Valley restaurants closed too soon?

After 51 years, Henry's Tacos in the San Fernando Valley is closing. A few other restaurants in the area have also gone away.

One man's mission to preserve endangered avocados

While there seems to be enough avocados to go around, some breeds of the fruit are in danger. Luckily there are people working to save this precious, and delicious, resource.

Guerrilla cartographers put global food stats on the map

Some 80 maps were amassed for 'Food: An Atlas,' ranging from surplus in Italy to meat in Maryland. The goal is to spread information about food systems so they can be adapted locally.

Ultimate luxury, ultimate convenience: Caviar vending machine

For human and animal connoisseurs of luxury on the go, a Southland entrepreneur offers a caviar vending machine, along with escargot and truffles.

Is that art in my latte cup?

If you drink coffee, you may have noticed a growing trend: latte art. It takes a lot of skill to pull off, and it’s become a competition amongst top baristas.

Putting a multicultural spin on the classic Thanksgiving feast

KPCC reporter Leslie Berestein-Rojas gives us a taste of what different families in Southern California bring to the Thanksgiving table.

The Supreme Court will consider California raisin concerns

California raisin concerns are headed to the Supreme Court by way of Horne v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, justices said Tuesday.

Will Millennials go for new Campbell's hipster soup pouches?

Campbell's Soup is repackaging its product in an effort to appeal to the Millennial Generation, but will this younger generation bite?

How long is the shelf life of a Twinkie?

If the urban legend that Twinkies have an indefinite shelf life is to be believed, fans of the pastry can stock up now. But do Twinkies really last forever?

'Classic Dining: America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants'

Skip lunch, ditch the sneakers, and put on your sportcoat, honey, because tonight we're celebrating at the Dal Rae supperclub in Pico Rivera! You'll think you've been somewhere.

Holiday recipes and kitchen castrophes with The Splendid Table

The weather is cooling down in Southern California, and Thanksgiving is approaching quickly. In a special weekend segment on AirTalk, Lynne Rossetto Kasper of The Splendid Table answers your holiday food questions.

Mark Bittman explains why Prop 37 failed in California

New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was an outspoken advocate for prop 37, he explains why he thinks the measure failed.

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving stickers you'll want to 'gooble' up

Trader Joe's — home of Raisin Rosemary Crisps and free seasonal adhesives —has a set of new Thanksgiving stickers that may include a fantastic typo.

How to feed your family during a longterm blackout

Feeding your family for days on end without electricity can be challenging at best, but it's a situation any American might be forced to face in the wake of a disaster.