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Are you a sage foodie? A quiz to test your food literacy

The folks behind Food Day have devised a quiz to gauge your knowledge of all things food — from farm to table. Even if you think you know a lot about food and sustainability, there are a few tricks here that might trip you up.

Do you think the Dodger Dog needs an upgrade? (Poll)

The Dodgers are on a winning streak, but when it comes to that most famous of fan food, some are calling the Dodger Dog a big loser.

Where's the best place for brunch in Los Angeles?

Here to help us strategize our Sunday is Lesley Bargar-Suter, dine editor for Los Angeles Magazine, who recently published a guide to LA brunches.

Sandwich Monday: McDonald's mighty wings

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try McDonald's new "Mighty Wings," which are basically McNuggets with a bone in them.

USDA green lights US chicken processing in China

The U.S.D.A. has recently approved four Chinese poultry plants to process U.S. chickens. T

Earl of Sandwich blended frappes long before Starbucks

Historians have stumbled upon a 350-year-old English recipe for a frozen chocolate dessert that's a cross between sorbet and a frappe — authored by the great-grandfather of the inventor of the sandwich.

Small plates to join Olive Garden's never-ending bowls

The Italian-themed chain is known for its all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-with-carbs approach to dining. But it's now trying to capture the milennial market by adding tapas designed for sharing.

Enter a world of cupcake sledding and broccoli lawns (Photos)

Photographer Christopher Boffoli made his name with his amusing dioramas of tiny, plastic people literally dominated by food. A new book assembles more than 200 images of these tiny people.

Sandwich Monday: The Burger King French fry burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the newest addition to the Burger King menu: a burger topped with french fries. It's the latest stage in the march toward Total Menu Integration.

Craft beer's success makes Sam Adams founder a billionaire

The Boston Beer Co., which brews Sam Adams, has seen its stock soar. The brewer reported net revenue of $181.3 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Skipping breakfast makes you fat? Not so fast

There's a mountain of myths and assumptions about what makes us fat. One researcher is interested in understanding where these ideas come from and why scientists continue to recycle them. In a new study, he homes in on the presumption that skipping breakfast has a direct effect on obesity.

Taco recipes from the 1920s highlight the dish's long history in LA

The taco fanatics over at the L.A. Taco blog have unearthed some of the earliest recipes for this dish ever published in L.A.

A farm-to-table delicacy from Spain: Roasted baby pig

"Cochinillo asado" has appeared in literature throughout history, from Cervantes to Hemingway. The prized piglets featured in the dish are slaughtered after about a month, when they still weigh less than 10 pounds.

Discovering the small miracle of the soup dumpling

Soup dumplings are a miracle of transubstantiation, and the reciprocal of every other dumpling you've had.

Three top LA chefs help you get creative for your Labor Day BBQ

Three top L.A.-area chefs offer suggestions for dishes that will wow your friends this Labor Day weekend.

Trader Joe's sues Canadian 'Pirate' reselling items in Vancouver

Michael Hallatt runs Pirate Joe's, a store offering Trader Joe's products he's smuggled across the US-Canada border. Now Trader Joe's is suing Hallatt.