| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:46 PM
They soared on the wings of eagles. A group of Newport-Mesa women, led by Stephanie Bernardy and Michele Mullen, came together Sept. 13 at Newport Beach's Haute Cakes Caffe to launch a new women's auxiliary dedicated to fundraising and "friendraising"...
| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:40 PM
TOKYO -- In the late 1980s, when Katsumi Suzuki was 20, he was mesmerized when he heard a recording of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address.
"I heard the words 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country' and those...
| Jul 11, 2013
In the 1998 Zagat Survey Chicago Guide, of the 40 restaurants with the highest food ratings (based on popular opinion), 20 of them were French.
In the most recent Chicago Guide, fifteen years later, that list of 40 includes maybe five French...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:43 AM
It's getting down to the wire, my friends. Five chefs remain: Lorena, Chris, Patricia, Takashi, and Kerry.
This week the Quickfire challenge is all about prep (my favorite kind!). Each chef must separate 18 eggs, grate two pounds of parmesan, and butcher...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:02 AM
The culture of cute is having a moment — more than 100 of them. Inside downtown Los Angeles' Japanese American ......
| Aug 1, 2013
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In addition to Japanese-inspired tapas, bento box lunches and satisfying bowls of steaming ramen, award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi also serves skewers of meat and seafood cooked on a bincho charcoal-...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Artist Gary Baseman has arrived at the Skirball Cultural Center with a brightly colored throw pillow under his arm and a determined look on his face.
After greeting security guards and the few visitors browsing his sprawling retrospective exhibition...
| Nov 8, 2012
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday.
This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Curtis introduces the Quickfire with the absolute worst two words any high schooler has ever used to start an essay: "Throughout history," (insert my inner English major gouging out her eyes here).
The challenge? Make a sexy dish using ingredients...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:32 AM
Episode two starts off right to the point -- there will be no quickfire this week, we have no time for such nonsense! Right to the elimination challenge, which, if you watched last week's preview (or saw the title of this episode), is no surprise. ...