| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"When you talk to chefs who cook at a certain level, all of a sudden the kitchen becomes sort of a trophy kitchen," says Nancy Silverton, cookbook author, chef, restaurant owner and founder of the venerable La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles. "So there's...
| Oct 12, 2013
So you think you don't like anchovies? Well, I think you're wrong. Or at least I'd like to convince you otherwise.
I, too, was once a hater of this oily, silver-skinned saltwater fish, and I blame it all on the poorest quality versions, packed in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Chef Mark Peel says he has parted ways with Campanile LAX, which is set to open in November in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport, after a disagreement with his partners, including his former father-in-law. Now the chef who co-founded and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Raised in Houston and now living in Los Angeles, actress Erica Dasher is the star of ABC Family's new series "Jane by Design." A graduate of the University of Southern California, Dasher also is the producer of the upcoming documentary "Speak Easy." Of...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Frank Fermin is the chef at the newly opened South End pizza and wine bar on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. Since graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Fermin has worked in some of L.A.'s most well-regarded restaurants, including BLD, Osteria...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Some of L.A.'s hottest chefs and bartenders will take part in the Los Angeles Times' third annual The Taste event happening Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 on the back lot of Paramount Studios. Attendees will also have a chance to meet the Los Angeles Times...
| Apr 6, 2013
The first time you visit Chi Spacca, you are probably going to want the bistecca fiorentina, a sizzling cliff of meat that weighs in at a stunning 42 ounces, all salt and char and dripping red flesh, rising from the plate in a spectacle that seems...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Some people despise Los Angeles. Others have a love-hate relationship. And then there's Justin Chart, 53, who loves his native city with all his aching heart.
Nearly a year ago, Chart took his daughter to the Griffith Observatory, and they enjoyed a...
| Feb 23, 2013
I remember my first encounter with amaro, the Italian bitter liqueur. It was the first time I went to Italy and had overindulged the night before. "Drink it. You'll feel better," my Italian friends urged, handing me a glass of Fernet Branca for its...
| Feb 9, 2013
I was 45 minutes late to our first date at Osteria Mozza when the Cute Gardener took one look at me over the rim of his glasses, pushed a menu toward me and asked if I would mind if we just ordered a bunch of plates to share. Flustered from my driving...
| Jun 8, 2013
Come summer, I look forward to interleaving slices of mozzarella and basil leaves with slices of the first luscious red tomatoes to make a classic caprese. I'll sometimes toss hot spaghetti with diced mozzarella or bocconcini (those bite-sized balls)...