Today's "Eat Beat" recipe demonstration is for braised kale, from Food Editor Russ Parsons. The kale is a great dish on its own, and would make a perfect side for the Thanksgiving table. For the recipe, follow the jump below.
Catch our televised recipe demonstrations on KTLA channel 5 every Wednesday and Friday toward the end of the 1 p.m. news hour; you can also watch the videos on Food's homepage.
Coming Friday: Sweet potato pie with pecan streusel topping.
Stop what you are doing and watch this video. It perfectly captures the Los Angeles Times' first ever Battle of the Burgers. In all, nearly 90 recipes were submitted. Readers voted online, and we tested the top vote getters to find our favorites. You can read all about it in today's L.A. Times Food section. (And get the recipes for your 4th of July grilling menu.) Congratulations to the top burgermeisters:
The red, white and blueberry burger by Brooks Walker of Folsom and the food blog Cakewalker. (He's on Twitter @cakewalkr.)
Think running out to the grocery store to shop for dinner is a hassle? Check out this video from the BBC on people of Kangiqsujuaq going mussel-hunting under an ice field in Canada, timing the low tide. If they take a minute too long, it means death. Of course, it does make a nice break from their usual diet of seal meat.
Did you snap up some strawberries this weekend at the farmers market? Here's what you can do with them: Make strawberry pie. Watch the video above to see Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how. (With pie, there's always a crust issue. Do you buy one, or make your own? If you decide to go the D.I.Y. route, here's the recipe for a perfect, flaky crust.)
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Watch this video: Times Food Editor Russ Parsons shows you how easy it is to make. The total cooking time is about 90 minutes. But most of that is hands-off cooking as your soup simmers away on the stove. That means you can cuddle up on the couch with a furry blanket and rip through that backlog on the DVR.
Check out this video: Times Food editor Russ Parsons shows you how to get dinner on the table -- pasta with broccoli and Italian sausage -- in about 25 minutes. Take that, Rachael Ray!
If you need further evidence that this is a recipe worth adding to your dinnertime repertoire: I get requests for it all the time from readers saying, "Help! I lost my recipe for that sausage-and-pasta dish ... "