| Dec 22, 2012
One of the things that keeps me excited about what I do is that I am always learning.
When I was making puff pastry not long ago, someone asked me why I made a tic-tac-toe-like slash in the process of making the dough. I had been slashing puff pastry...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Husband-and-wife team Rob Lawson and Angela Hernandez are co-executive chefs at newly opened Flores, a 95-seat restaurant whose contemporary American cuisine with Spanish (espuma - a.k.a. foam) and Asian (wasabi aioli) tones stands out on izakaya-lined...
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
Is anybody else excited by the lettuce options out there these days? My local supermarket offers bagged and boxed salads in more than a dozen combinations. However, it's the clamshell boxes of miniature heads of artisanal lettuces (often with their...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
We know where you’ve been eating. Not in a creepy way, though. Promise. One of the cool things about the online version of the Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants feature is that it lets you select the places you most want to go -- a handy...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Newport's premiere food and entertainment festival, the Taste of Newport, celebrates 24 years at Fashion Island from Friday through Sunday.
More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the three-day party, where they will sample culinary delights...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:12 PM
For a true sample of what Newport Beach's culinary scene has to offer, look no further than the annual Taste of Newport.
Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and staffed by an army of more than 1,000 volunteers, the Taste draws more than 50,...
| Mar 31, 2012
Pininfarina designs Ferraris. Pininfarina designs Maseratis. But on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon in Westwood, the Pininfarina design that is attracting attention is a soda dispenser in the new pizzeria 800 Degrees. Teenagers approach the sleek, glistening...