| May 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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,...
| 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,...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 16, 2011
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,...
| Jun 16, 2011
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...
| Jan 20, 2011
It's Sunday night.
You can go out for Chinese, order in or — radical idea — cook. Some of you might get lucky and have a friend invite you over for homemade Korean barbecue or a paella.
Whatever the plan, Sunday is for relaxing, for sneaking...
| Jan 28, 2011
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest restaurant evenings of the year. Here are some places that are offering special menus and deals.
Alegria: Long Beach's Alegria combines a four-course dinner for $65 and live flamenco dancers. Offered from February 10...
| Feb 9, 2011
My husband, David, and I are both chefs, so we are always busy working in our respective kitchens on Valentine's Day. Cooking for hundreds of people while miles apart is a bit romantically challenging. So we try to capture and share the spirit of the...