| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 2:25 PM
We all understand what a modernist restaurant is in 2012, from the reverse encapsulations, to the liquid nitrogen, to the skinless chicken breasts as soft as butter. We have been well-versed in the future, even if most of us have never tasted that kind of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation's restaurant and chef awards were announced Thursday. (Good luck getting on the James Beard website.) There are 19 categories, including best new restaurant, outstanding chef, rising star chef of the...