Los Angeles, you're wilting. It looks like Southern California decided to skip spring and plow headfirst into summer.
If you're lucky enough to live in air-conditioned luxury, stay there! Everyone else is looking for ways to stay cool -- and that's a problem, come dinner time.
You certainly don't want to be caught slaving over a hot stove.
So what to eat?
We've combed the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen's archives for 23 recipes -- photo gallery above -- that are best served ice cold. We'v got soba noodles, chilled soups, ceviches and, of course, gazpachos galore. (For you overachievers, we even have a recipe for homemade soba noodles.)
What are you eating and drinking to stay cool on this seems-like-summer day?