| Aug 31, 2013
At this point, it's hard to imagine Californian and Mediterranean cuisines without tomatoes. But that was the case until the tomato plant was discovered in Mexico by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, and from there it disseminated to the rest...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The Venice hit juicery Moon Juice is expanding to Silver Lake, owner Amanda Chantal Bacon's second location offering her take on cold-pressed juices and raw food.
Moon Juice Silver Lake, next door to Pho Cafe in a Sunset Boulevard strip mall, is...
| Aug 24, 2013
What if we scheduled a food festival that starts with the chef of Bon Appetit's best new restaurant in America, Alma's Ari Taymor, and added the chef of Jonathan Gold's best restaurant in Southern California, Providence's Michael Cimarusti? What if we...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Say cheese! It seems no matter what you're fixing for dinner, adding cheese to the mix almost always makes it better. Nibble on some of these ideas.
Who said French toast was just for breakfast? This savory take on the comfort food -- stuffed with...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:08 PM
It’s easy to get inundated by all of the charity food events held during the summer, but here’s one you definitely want to put on your calendar. For the fourth year, Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne, David Lentz and friends will be putting on...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Could it possibly get any easier than sandwiches? Probably not. Simple, fast and easy to consume, sandwiches are tailor-made for dinner after a long day.
This panini inspiration comes courtesy of chef and cookbook writer Deborah Madison and her husband,...
| Jan 26, 2013
What you think about Cortez is going to depend in large part on what you think about crowds, and noise, and screechy jazz, about well-meaning servers who are slightly impatient with the idea of service, and about spending most of an hour leaning up...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Could it possibly get any better than grilled cheese? I don't think so. And while it's hard to beat the perfection that is ooey-gooey melted cheese between two crisp pieces of bread, we do have some ideas to help you take it to the next level. Ideas...
| Jun 1, 2013
When the first AOC opened a decade ago, nobody quite knew what to make of the place, a wine bar near the original Farmers Market that seemed to specialize in cured meats, salads and lots of tiny dishes that reflected the flavors of coastal Italy and...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Every spirit has its own personality. Vodka is bright and cheerful; tequila is sensual and a bit sloppy; gin is no-nonsense and driven; rum is reckless and bold. Then there's whiskey.
Whiskey is sexy and sullen and a bit mean. It's a spirit that plays...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The James Beard Foundation Awards -- the Academy Awards of the food world -- were distributed Monday night in New York, and it was a victory for women but a shutout for Southern California.
The winner for outstanding chef, the last award in a long,...