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  • Bread-baking guru Bernard Clayton, Jr. dies at 94

    Bread-baking guru Bernard Clayton, Jr. dies at 94
    Before bread-making machines invaded home kitchens, James Beard and Bernard Clayton, Jr. led cooks in the early '70s to the joy of baking breads the traditional way. Both embraced the bread-baking process, never shunning the enthusiastic kneading of bread...
  • 'Top Chef' exit interview: The second one hurts a little more

    'Top Chef' exit interview: The second one hurts a little more
    Oh. So. Close. Antonia Lofaso thought she had made it through to the finale of Top Chef's all-star season last week when Tiffany Derry was sent home. This, she thought, was going to make up for exiting at the last possible minute in season four. "I...
  • Stephanie Izard one of Food & Wine's best new chefs

    Stephanie Izard one of Food & Wine's best new chefs
    Stephanie Izard was named one of the best new chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine Tuesday. The annual list, comprising chefs who have run their restaurants for less than five years, tabbed the former "Top Chef'"winner along with a slew of other...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award

    Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award
    Congrats to Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel of the Chicago Reader, whose "Key Ingredient" feature (wherein chefs are challenged to create dishes from a selected exotic ingredient) won the Multimedia Food Feature award at the James Beard Foundation Book,...
  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
  • 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,...
  • Tasty solutions

    Tasty solutions
    A recent survey by AllRecipes.com found that 75 percent of cooks are eating more healthfully these days. We wondered if that emphasis on health carried over to celebrity chefs and food experts. So, we contacted three: Meeru Dhalwala, Steven Raichlen...
  • Planting seeds

    Planting seeds
    The American menu today is crowded with many cuisines: Italian, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Ethiopian, Irish, Vietnamese. With so many kinds of cooking, it can be easy to forget what is the most important cuisine of them all, that of Native...
  • Food critic outed and ousted from restaurant

    Food critic outed and ousted from restaurant
    Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila ducked into Red Medicine, a new Beverly Hills restaurant, for some modern Vietnamese food the other night, but got nothing to eat. Instead, she was outed and ousted, her party turned away, her picture...
  • The California Cook: Cookbooks that bring comfort

    The California Cook: Cookbooks that bring comfort
    At first glance, the story in the local paper seemed to have been written for me: "Decorating With Books." My house is swamped with cookbooks, they're stacked on just about every horizontal surface and, yes, some are even arranged on shelves. So I thought...