Charlie Severn

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Yelp adds health inspection scores for restaurants, and restaurateurs are not happy

Starting Tuesday, Yelp is expanding across the nation a controversial program that pulls health-inspection data from government databases and places it directly on a restaurant’s page on the user-generated review site. Yelp is calling it a win for consumer food safety. Some restaurateurs are …

Los Angeles

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

Cooking

Bisquick Topped Blueberry Cobbler

This biscuit topped blueberry cobbler recipe couldn’t be easier. Breaking out your trusty Bisquick baking mix keeps the recipe effortless, but you …

Baking

Thai Corn and Shrimp Salad

Preparation<p>In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, soy sauce, cilantro, lemongrass, lime zest and juice, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Add 3 Tbs. of the olive …

10 Ways to Enjoy the Best Grilled Salmon

Grilled salmon is an easy, good-for-you meal your whole family will enjoy. Not only does grilled salmon taste great even without sauces and …

Seafood

Scallops with Lemon-Basil Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Finely grate lemon rind, reserving 1/4 teaspoon. Squeeze lemon, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Pat scallops dry with paper towels.<p>…

Honey-Crisp Oven-Fried Chicken

Recipes

7 Summer Crockpot Recipes for When It's Just Too Hot to Turn on the Oven

Summer and cooking don't really go together—heat on heat, ugh. Well, unless you're barbecuing. Okay, so maybe I should say summer and <i>indoor</i> cooking …

30 Heirloom Potluck Recipes Passed Down from Grandma

Grandma’s dish was always the first to go at any get-together, and these tender cakes, chewy cookies, bubbling soups and creamy salads prove why. …

This One-Pot Shrimp & Pea Orzo Is a Weeknight Wonder

Now that spring is finally here, we're setting our sights on lighter fare. But that doesn't mean we're saying goodbye to comforting pasta dishes! …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

You Can Riff on This Healthy Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffin Recipe All Summer Long

Do you ever wake up, and the first thing you think about is muffins? No? That’s just me? Well, okay fine. Even if your level of muffin adoration has …

Breakfast

10 Taco Recipes from Around the World

1 of 10<p>Texas-Style Puffy Barbacoa Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>New England Lobster Roll Tacos<p>3 of 10<p>Japanese Tako Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Miami Cubano …

Cooking

16 Authentic Mexican Dishes to Make for Cinco de Mayo

Skip the nachos and margarita mix and plan an authentic Mexican menu with these flavorful, traditional recipes.<p>When it comes to Cinco de Mayo—a date …

Cassoulet Is the Most Epic Dish You Will Ever Make

Our classic version takes no shortcuts and requires a little planning, but every step is totally doable, even if you’re not a pro.<p>I have made cassoulet more times than is advisable—first in culinary school, once with a friend for a dinner party, and at least half a dozen times in the BA Test …

Cooking

The Best Meatballs Recipe

"I never knew how to make good meatballs until I found this recipe. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. I've used …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

A Soup Diet Can Jump-Start Your Weight Loss — If You Do It Right

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps some folks lose nine pounds in a single week — and that’s not even the best part. We’ve …

Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Recipes

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Southerners Know This is The Secret Ingredient for Amazing Chocolate Cake

Whether you’re a fan of Duke’s, Blue Plate, or Hellman’s, there’s no question that mayonnaise is an essential pantry staple in the South. It’s a key …

Beef Wellington Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Thaw Beef<p>As with most meat, the safest way to thaw beef is in the refrigerator. Small cuts of beef can take up to 24 hours, while larger …

19 Whole30 Soup Recipes That Make January Way More Tolerable

We know: It’s so easy to reach for canned soup. And the premade varieties at health food stores can actually be pretty darn good. But most …

Healthy Eating

This is the No. 1 restaurant in each of 25 big cities in America

Chew on this: Americans spend more than $3,000 a year dining out<p>Dining out is eating into our bottom lines.<p>Americans spend more than $3,000 a year …

Los Angeles

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

Breakfast

Slow-Cooker Short Ribs With Rosemary Potatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together broth, tomato paste, parsley stems, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add short ribs, onions, …

Slow Cookers

Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab

2 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>2 tablespoons minced garlic<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1 1/2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper<p>1 large Dungeness crabs*, cooked, cleaned, and cracked (about 4 1/4 pounds)<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, divided<p>2 tablespoons …

Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, …