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Generations of Americans have been lured to this sprawling seaside megalopolis in search of fame, fortune or just a good beach. The City of Angels takes all kinds. The city known for sprawl, smog and traffic snarls also has a healthy food scene, where high-flying fine dining sits comfortably beside low-key bohemian cafes and sensational Mexican joints. Indeed, California can claim inspiration for many of our favorite foods. Though the hamburger had been around, the illustrious cheeseburger was invented in Pasadena in 1920. Other Los Angeles creations include the Popsicle, hot fudge sundae, and the French dip. In the 1930s, Hollywood's Brown Derby restaurant was the birthplace of both the Cobb salad and the Shirley Temple. Most recently, Los Angeles gave us the fruit smoothie. Los Angeles also inspired Wolfgang Puck to put a distinctively California spin on pizzas. The Los Angeles Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax is a food (and people-watching) experience not to be missed; it’s been operating since 1934, when much of the land around Los Angeles was still quiet orchards and farmland.

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Italian Style Meatloaf I

Reviewed on Jan. 29, 2015 by Annie   view full review
Absolutely the best meatloaf recipe. I don't care for meatloaf but changed my mind after this...

Janet's Rich Banana Bread

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Have made this several times now. Extremely easy, and quite tasty.

Minestrone Soup I

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Good recipe. Almost exactly how my Italian family makes it. Like some reviews recommended, I...

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