| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the...
| Nov 30, 2013
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A new sandwich shop has arrived in Orange County, and it is really like no other.
Mendocino Farms is the creation of Mario del Pero and his wife, Ellen Chen. They opened their first unit in downtown Los Angeles and now have six more.
A few weeks ago,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 19, 2012
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...
| Oct 27, 2011
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...
| Sep 29, 2012
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...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:32 PM
One of our favorite events of the year, Share Our Strength's "Taste of the Nation: Laguna Beach" returns June 3 at the Montage Laguna Beach.
Attend this incredible gourmet food and wine event featuring eight celebrity chefs, and you will be directly...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:57 PM
The new Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art will open its doors on Friday and host its First Thursdays Art Walk reception from 6 to 9 p.m. June 7.
"The gallery was created by two gallery owners / gallery directors to bring contemporary work of the highest...