| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:39 PM
It's going to be Suzanne Goin going head-to-head with Nancy Silverton in the outstanding chef category in the James Beard Foundation's annual awards competition. The finalists were announced Tuesday.
Considered the Academy Awards of the culinary world,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The Belmont Stakes horse race is Saturday, with California Chrome trying to win the prestigious Triple Crown, and the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park will be hosting a viewing party for local residents. The Chandelier Room’s consulting chef...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Maude is Curtis Stone's first restaurant. It's a 25-seater that opened in Beverly Hills earlier this month. There, the Australian celebrity chef waxes culinary with a set menu featuring one seasonal ingredient. Stone, a Melbourne native, has appeared...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:48 PM
David Rosoff, longtime general manager for the Mozza group of restaurants, has resigned. But he's not gone yet. He’ll be in command at the restaurants owned by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich until March 7.
In an email, he states:...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The last time an Angeleno won the James Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award — a very big deal — it was 1998, smoking had just been banned in the state's restaurants, and Wolfgang Puck was the awardee. This year, a woman who once was...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Are you looking for the best French fries in Los Angeles? Because the French fries at République are pretty close: cut in long, perfect blocks from fresh potatoes, steamed, slightly dehydrated in a low-temperature oven and then finally boiled in a bath of...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:45 AM
You know how it is on the Web. I was looking something up and somehow came across Boston chef Ana Sortun (Oleana) mentioning that she’d used the app Chefs Feed for restaurant recommendations on a recent trip to Seattle and liked it.
| Feb 2, 2014
For decades, Toshiaki Toyoshima has followed the same ritual each morning at his downtown restaurant: He ties on his indigo happi — a short-sleeved Japanese chef's jacket — and dons a white cap before he begins cutting fish for nearly 500...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation on Monday night, she floated onto the Lincoln Center stage in an edgy white jacket and sunglasses. It was fitting that when Southern California finally broke 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...
| 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...