Matthew Drazick Halip

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9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Italian Food

LA votes to put $1.2 billion homeless measure on ballot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to place a $1.2 billion bond measure before voters to raise money to fight homelessness.<p>The council voted 14-0 to put a measure on the November ballot to provide a decade's worth of money for shelters, permanent housing, drug and …

10 things everyone should know about what it’s really like to live on the streets

Since the recession, San Francisco’s wealth gap has become a yawning chasm. The city’s homeless tell their stories<p><i>Ed. note: The San Francisco Chronicle has spearheaded an effort to cover the city’s most intractable humanitarian crisis, homelessness. More than 70 local and national media</i> …

10 of the best mountain cabins and lodges in Europe

With views to savour and activities as high-octane or as chilled out as you want, our mountain cabin picks feature getaways to suit all tastes<p>Loen, Norway<p>By a tranquil lake, near the village of Loen in western Norway, this cosy wood cabin is the perfect base to explore the spectacular geography of …

European Travel

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

California's Longest Zip Line Opens in SoCal

If you have the guts and the time, what is believed to be California’s longest zip line opened at the La Jolla Indian Reservation Friday.<p>Riders will …


22 Poached Egg Recipes for Any Meal

Perfect your poach with these great-anytime recipes.<p><b>When isn't a poached egg appropriate?</b> We can't think of a single time we don't want one, from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. If that's how you feel, here are 22 ways to use them to make any meal a little better.


You Should Know How to Hasselback—Start With These Showstopping Carrots

All you need to perfectly hasselback vegetables are a sharp knife, a steady hand, and this technique.<p>Whether you’re slicing apples for a galette or potatoes for a gratin, perfectly thin, uniform slices make any dish a showstopper. Inspired by Hot 10 honoree Semilla in Brooklyn, we tried it on …


The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

The Best Unexpected Places To Propose in Los Angeles

With its perennially warm weather and plethora of beachside sanctuaries, Los Angeles provides the perfect environment for a proposal. Couples with an affinity for stargazing may gravitate towards Griffith Observatory and Hollywood aficionados will likely make a beeline for the TCL Chinese Theatre, …

AL's Place, San Francisco

To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip. #BAhot10<p>t AL’s Place, an unassuming 46-seat restaurant on a sleepy corner of San Francisco’s otherwise buzzing Mission District, …

San Francisco

7 Great California Getaways Perfect For The End Of Summer

The weather's just right for one last trip to the Golden State, so we've curated the top seven California weekend getaways to ease you into fall, from beach to wine country, and so much more.<p>You've still got time to head west for a last-minute trip to enjoy the Golden State's perfect late-summer …

Buy This Now: Tomatoes, with 12 recipes

Nobody needs to be sold on buying tomatoes in the summertime. In fact, you could argue that they're one of the main reasons farmers markets have thrived the way they have.<p>But just because everyone is buying tomatoes doesn't mean that everyone knows what to do with them. With that in mind, here are …


The Best Jewish Delis in NYC and Los Angeles

We’ve rounded up our top three Jewish delis in NYC and LA.

Los Angeles

What Dishes Are LA Chefs Known For?

It’s no secret that LA is home to some of the best chefs in the business. Although they're all culinary superstars in their own right, each chef has …

Buy This Now: Bell peppers, with 12 recipes

Roast red and yellow peppers over an open fire. Rub away the charred peppery skin and pull the flesh apart. Season with a little minced garlic, good olive oil and salt and pepper. Serve on a platter with fresh cheese — it really doesn't matter which one: ricotta, goat, mozzarella or, of course, …

Los Angeles

Meal Prep These 60 Big-Batch Recipes and Eat Well All Week

A little extra work on the weekend means you can eat well for days.<p>Nothing makes us feel more at the top of our game than meal prepping big batches of grains, beans, proteins, and sauces to mix and match for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make a few of these recipes—from basics like roast chicken or …


35 One-Dish Dinners That Won't Leave You With an Overflowing Sink

Make one of these one-dish dinners tonight for the easiest clean-up ever.<p><b>For everyday weeknight dinners, we love</b> the idea of a simple and hearty meat and veg dish. And we love the idea even more when it leaves just a single pot or pan to wash at the end of the meal. Skip the sink full of dishes …


Lettuce Wraps: Your Crispy-Crunchy Dinner-Time Fix

We got no buns, 'hon. These ideas for lettuce wraps and cups are so tasty, you won't even miss the carbs.<p>Salads aren't the only game that lettuce owns. Your favorite greens are also perfect for wraps, cups, and bowls. But not all greens are created equal. Follow these rules when choosing your …


Chickens, It's Your Time to Brine

That Thanksgiving turkey isn't the only bird that you can brine. Here's why you should be brining chicken—all year 'round.<p>We all know how much better a turkey tastes if you brine it before roasting it. But we're about to take things a step further: You should also be brining your chickens—and not …


All the Grilled Vegetable Recipes You Can Handle and then Some

They're the perfect sides and mains for summer.<p>Sure, we love a big raw salad, but when you've got a craving for char and smoke, there's nothing better than these grilled vegetable dishes. Here are 41 recipes to get you started, for sides, mains, or even while-you're-grilling snacks.


28 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Make This Summer

From barbecued wings to beer-can chicken, here are all the grilled yard bird recipes you need.<p><b>Grilled chicken is a rite of summer.</b> Whether skewered, flattened, brined, spiced, or cooked on a beer can, there are lots (and lots) of ways to do it right. Here are our favorite recipes for the humble …


L.A.’s Best Beachside Eats

There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than heading to the coast, and thankfully there are plenty of stellar spots to sate your appetite while …

Our Recent Favorite Recipes from the Test Kitchen

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard Winner. It's a recipe that may not have won—or even been entered in—a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Here are our recent favorites.</i><p>Zhajiang Noodles with Eggplant by Madame Huang<p>Coconut Spelt Scones with …


This Pancake Recipe Will Make Mornings Better

You've probably been wondering what you plan to accomplish this weekend. Answer: homemade pancakes. With this recipe from our friends at ChefSteps, you'll be impressing houseguests and family members in no time. What's the secret? A non-stick pan — and a little malted milk powder.


9 Great Slow Cooker Jams, Preserves, and Condiments

The crockpot just might be the perfect cooking appliance for ketchups, jams, fruit butters, and other cooked-down things. These are all things best …

Slow Cookers

How to Have a Not-Lame Vegetarian Cookout (With Recipes!)

Grilled vegetables shouldn't be stuck as steak's summertime sidekick. These 4 tips will change your 'tude about vegetarian cookouts forever.<p>You don't have to tell us twice to eat our vegetables: We love salads, root veggies, and all of the greens. But we'll admit: The term "vegetarian barbecue" …