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  • Happy Mother's Day: Chefs want soup dumplings, porterhouse, Costco cake

    Happy Mother's Day: Chefs want soup dumplings, porterhouse, Costco cake
    When it comes to dreaming about a perfect Mother’s Day, Los Angeles’ top chefs turn out to be just like working moms everywhere -- sleep and perfectly behaved children are at the top of the list. Suzanne Goin is chef and owner at Lucques,...
  • Santa Monica Museum celebrates ahead of annual art sale InCognito

    Santa Monica Museum celebrates ahead of annual art sale InCognito
    The great opera and theater director Peter Sellars draped a chain of Lithuanian amber around his neck for PreCognito, something he does, he said, only for very special occasions.  That special occasion, Thursday’s gala dinner, celebrated the Santa...
  • World Whiskey Day is today; L.A. bartenders and whiskey lovers tell you what to drink

    World Whiskey Day is today; L.A. bartenders and whiskey lovers tell you what to drink
    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...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: AOC in new digs with familiar tastes

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: AOC in new digs with familiar tastes
    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...
  • Cookbooks and wine guides for holiday gift-giving

    Cookbooks and wine guides for holiday gift-giving
    Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
  • Love's red hot day, as viewed by the food crew

    Love's red hot day, as viewed by the food crew
    Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for a restaurant. If all goes well, it can be an unforgettable meal a couple will remember for the rest of their lives. But with all that pressure to be perfect, things can go horribly wrong. There...
  • Leg lessons

    Leg lessons
    Consider the slow-cooked leg. Not just any old leg, but the slow-cooked one. Too often, the limb is overlooked — dismissed as little more than a tough chunk of the beast or bird that makes for cheap gnawing, maybe a quick dip in the deep fry,...
  • The Review: The Spice Table in Little Tokyo

    The Review: The Spice Table in Little Tokyo
    On an early summer night, I'm enjoying sitting at a sidewalk table taking in the street action in front of the Spice Table, a 3-month-old Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant in Little Tokyo. People are walking by, rushing past on their way inside or to some...
  • Need a hostess gift when invited to dinner? The Times' S. Irene Virbila has a few ideas

    Need a hostess gift when invited to dinner? The Times' S. Irene Virbila has a few ideas
    When I spent some months in Venice, Italy, years ago, my friend Paolo would show up at dinner parties with prosciutto. I'm not talking about a paper packet of sliced ham but a whole prosciutto di San Daniele, the famous ham from Friuli, cured with the...
  • Critic's Choice: Restaurants to mark the fall season

    Critic's Choice: Restaurants to mark the fall season
    As October glides toward November, the weather skates the edge — one foot in summer, the other in fall. Leaves begin to drift from the trees. Morning brings a cooler edge to the breeze. And every evening the sun sets a little earlier. Time to put...
  • Six degrees of Campanile chefs

    Six degrees of Campanile chefs
    For more than 20 years, Campanile has played an important role in shaping the cuisine of Southern California and beyond, not just through its menu but also through the many graduates of its kitchen. Among these are: Govind Armstrong, chef and co-owner of...