Meet the 'crullant,' LA's take on NY's popular cronut pastry (photos)

Semisweet Bakery in downtown LA makes its own variation on the pastry that's been getting a lot of online buzz.

FDA to detain import of Turkish firm's pomegranate seeds

The FDA plans to detain shipments of pomegranate seeds from a Turkish company when they are offered for import into the U.S. because of a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses associated with a frozen-food blend containing pomegranate seed mix.

Don't buy that picnic salad; find it near the blanket

For one Vermont couple, "local" doesn't mean heading to the farmers market. It means finding a natural salad bar at your picnic spot — or maybe even in your backyard.

Recipe: 'yummy' vegan dessert from 16-year-old Clara Cakes founder

Clara Polito might only be 16, but she runs her own vegan baking company and has dreams of opening up a bakery before she turns 20.

What goes into a $14 bottle of sommelier-crafted water?

Water sommelier Martin Riese, creator of 9OH2O, demonstrates why the taste of water you're drinking is as important as even the finest wines.

The Martini: American cocktail with an international twist

The martini has been called "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is this cocktail perfectly American?

Food companies focus on giving products a more natural look

Major food companies are trying to capitalize on the latest food trend: The homemade look.

Is Soylent the food of the future?

Soylent is pitched as an all-in one nutritional drink that has all of the nutrients that your body needs. But can it really do what it claims?

Rabe heresy: A real martini includes vermouth

From Winston Churchill to author E.B. White, a "martini" means cold gin and nothing more. Here's why they're wrong.

Farewell to Chinatown's Empress Pavilion after 24 years

The Empress Pavilion, known for its dim sum, is no more. What does that mean for Chinatown? Is it the L.A. landmark that it once was?

Keeping hepatitis out of frozen berries starts at the farm

There's been at least 30 cases of hepatitis linked to frozen berries. What can consumers do to protect themselves? Good hygiene by pickers remains best practice.

Forage for food in your own backyard

Producer Meghan McCarty sets out on a foraging expedition to find out which edible plants (and creatures) can be found right in our backyards.

'The belly of the LA Times': Jonathan Gold’s top 101 LA restaurants

The Pulitzer-winning food critic's list of the best restaurants in Southern California came out Thursday, with Providence in Hancock Park topping the charts.

Edible QR codes help San Diego sushi diners trace origin of fish

Take a second look at your next sushi order, you might find a strange garnish sitting upon the back of your salmon skin roll.

The etiquette and rules of taking free samples (Poll)

Just how many free samples is too many? Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast and blog joins the show with some tips.

Taco Bell 'Doritos Locos Tacos': Invented in Irvine or by federal prison inmate Gary Cole?

Claiming Taco Bell stole his idea, a federal inmate wrote the FBI, the IRS, requested documents via the Freedom of Information Act and then sued, filing a 35-page handwritten complaint this week.