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  • Nancy Silverton wins Outstanding Chef at James Beard Awards

    Nancy Silverton wins Outstanding Chef at James Beard Awards
    Los Angeles won big at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday evening, for the first time in a very long time. Nancy Silverton, founder of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, took the culinary equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar when she was named Outstanding Chef, the Beard Awards' most prestigious chefs' honor.
  • Food road trip to Detroit

    Food road trip to Detroit
    The challenge: Pick a fun road-trip destination that's no more than a tank of gas away. My choice: Detroit. Why? Why not? It's less than 300 miles away. It's home to the Motown Historical Museum, a very cool zoo and beautiful Belle Isle. Next door,...

    Charlie Trotter named James Beard Foundation's humanitarian of the year

    Charlie Trotter named James Beard Foundation's humanitarian of the year
    Charlie Trotter has been named 2012 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. The chef, who has announced plans to close his eponymous restaurant at the end of August, will be honored at the foundation's annual awards — the Oscars of...

    An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair

    An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair
    I had worked with the late cookbook legend Marion Cunningham for several years before I actually met her. She was a columnist for The Times back in the 1990s, and I was one of her editors. Because she lived in the Bay Area, our conversations were mainly...

    Curtis Duffy to leave Avenues, open own restaurant in West Loop

    Curtis Duffy to leave Avenues, open own restaurant in West Loop
    “I want to have the best restaurant in the country. I want to obtain that third Michelin star.” If it isn’t clear chef Curtis Duffy wants to be uttered in the same breath as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and his former boss Grant...