Public radio fans know well the cranberry concoction NPR’s Susan Stamberg tries to coax us to make every Thanksgiving. We found a Capitol Hill version that one Congressman describes as “a delicious complement to holiday meals.” Warning: Jell-O alert.
A Southland woman and her daughters-in-law didn't realize that a holiday cooking class would be a lesson in food from the old country and a generational bonding experience.
Most members of Congress leave their families back home in the district when they’re working on Capitol Hill, and at least one dreams of his wife’s home cooking. It’s the baking that wins Jerry McNerney’s heart.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s known on Capitol Hill as a leader on immigration issues, a former chief of the House ethics committee and a leader in the battle over an Internet piracy bill. But Lofgren’s mother is proudest of an achievement in the kitchen.
For the last episode in his series of uniquely Angeleno holiday observances, Charles Phoenix decided to recreate the Walt Disney Concert Hall out of tamales, with a little help from the folks at Mama's Hot Tamale Café.
Democrat Pete Stark has represented the East Bay of San Francisco since 1973. He’s served in Congress longer than any other Californian. So where does he spend the holidays?
Before a recipe for turducken, bacon-maple biscuits or magical honey cakes can grace the pages of the Los Angeles Times it gets tested, tasted, tweaked and re-tested in their spacious test kitchen.
There’s something about the holidays that brings out “the old country” in some members of Congress. Democrat Lois Capps of Santa Barbara celebrates her Scandinavian heritage on Christmas Eve.
If you're on the guest list for a holiday potluck and you're wondering what to bring, we've got your solution. Performer and culinary daredevil Charles Phoenix has created a dish that's certain to please — Frosty the Cheeseball Snowman.
Members of Congress are rushing to airports to fly home for the holidays. Before they left, a number of lawmakers wanted to talk about something other than the payroll tax cut: food.
This year, kitsch aficionado Charles Phoenix decided to make a Christmas tree that would wiggle, jiggle and light up the night. He drummed up the plan five-months-ago, after posting this provocative Facebook status: "Collectively as a society, why have we all turned our backs on Jell-O?"
Are Jews really the people of the hops? A historian says beer isn't particularly Jewish. But it is a part of Jewish life, and now several microbreweries are reviving the tradition of Jewish beer with seasonal brews to celebrate Hanukkah.
We’ve all seen it: an office’s holiday potluck is being set up and, much to the horror of those who put time and effort into making a homemade casserole, someone waltzes in with a premade lasagna from Ralph’s and nonchalantly drops it on the table. Empirical evidence suggests that events like church fundraisers, school bake sales and end-of-the-year extracurricular ceremonies are being overrun by these store brought items, and that recipes made with tender, love and care are shrinking.
Many people tackle some tasty interior decorating on a gingerbread house during the holidays. But what do you do with the sugary residence once Christmas is over? This year, reporter Charles Phoenix made his fly.
A steady diet of sandwiches, LA’s best happy hours, and the greatest Sunset Strip burger joint you’ll never eat at.
Mark Stambler's handcrafted bread was a favorite at Los Angeles specialty food shops until public health officials cracked down on the crusty loaves leavened in his garage and baked in a wood-burning oven in his backyard.