| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Compton eighth-grader Edgar Ruelas wants to be the first in his family to attend college.
He has some help: high-powered talent agents from Beverly Hills.
For the past four years, a few dozen agents from William Morris Endeavor have been mentoring...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Greg Mosko, whose innovative desserts at North Pond (2610 N. Cannon Dr., 773-477-5845) are notable for their savory elements, today was named one of the country's five best new pastry chefs by Food & Wine magazine.
Mosko was the only pastry chef in...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The third Thursday in November is when Beaujolais Nouveau gets its official annual release. Beaujolais is a light, fruity, food-friendly and inexpensive wine, ready to enjoy immediately, preferably chilled. Truth be told, it's not a very interesting...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Still haven’t firmed up your Oktoberfest plans? Here are some more options.
Cafe Rockenwagner’s annual party is in full swing, featuring an updated German menu, stein-hoisting contests, and cookie decorating. It runs through Oct. 26. ...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:55 AM
The Los Angeles Times' annual culinary showcase The Taste is fast approaching, kicking off on Aug. 29. Co-hosts for the three-day food festival have just been announced, including James Beard Outstanding Chef Nancy Silverton, Michelin-starred chef Michael...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Great food from restaurants such as Girasol, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Fishing with Dynamite, Border Grill, and Chichén Itzá, cooking demonstrations from famous chefs including James Beard Chef of the Year Nancy Silverton, esteemed pastry chef Karen...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Bryan Podgorski is the chef at Tanzy, a new Italian restaurant in Westwood with outlets in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boca Raton, Fla. He started his culinary career by making pasta at a small restaurant in Northern California more than two decades ago. After...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France....
| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:43 PM
For years, Nick Kokonas was warned.
No one would ever prepay for a ticket to eat at a restaurant.
For years, Nick Kokonas was undaunted.
He was collecting data, reams of it, showing prepaid tickets increased revenue and wiped out no-shows at Alinea,...
| Jul 15, 2014
The Los Angeles Times today announced the distinctive restaurants, dynamic demonstrations and topical discussions that will season The Taste, its annual Labor Day weekend celebration of the Southern California culinary scene. A who’s-who of Times...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Thanksgiving is two weeks away already, and if you're not going to make your own turkey dinner — or make reservations at Melisse or Bouchon or any of the other great L.A restaurants serving the holiday feast — then it's time to order some to-...