| 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 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here's our guide to what's happening around town New Year's Eve and where you can recover the day after.
Allumette is having a retro redux New Year's with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes...
| Sep 28, 2013
At a new restaurant, I check out the bar not so much for the cocktails but to see what the menu is like and take in the scene from a bird's-eye perch. I actually love to eat at the bar, a great choice on the later side, or even the earlier. And it's...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:39 PM
It's going to be Suzanne Goin going head-to-head with Nancy Silverton in the outstanding chef category in the James Beard Foundation's annual awards competition. The finalists were announced Tuesday.
Considered the Academy Awards of the culinary world,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Among a certain crowd, Suzanne Goin’s first cookbook “Sunday Suppers at Lucques” is close to kitchen sacrament -- this generation’s answer to “The Silver Palate Cookbook” in the 1980s. How many dinner parties have you...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
With all of the hullabaloo about the absence of female chefs in Time magazine’s recent boy-crazy cover story on Food Gods, we thought it might be time to remind readers of just how welcoming California always has been to women in the kitchen....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C. and the Hungry Cat and her business partner, Caroline Styne, have opened a wholesale commercial bakery, the Larder Baking Co.
The bakery is in full swing. Nathan Dakdouk, Larder Baking Co. master baker and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Did the James Beard Foundation voters pay attention to the Time magazine controversy? After that publication projected a pantheon of Gods of Food that was distinctively all-male, almost half of the first-round nominees for outstanding chef in the 2014 JBF...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:43 PM
This has been a year Ari Taymor will probably never forget. First, Alma, the downtown Los Angeles restaurant he runs with his partner Ashleigh Parsons, was named the best new restaurant of the year by Bon Appetit magazine. And now Tuesday, he was named...