| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Providence, Michael Cimarusti's celebrated seafood-centric restaurant in Los Angeles, has announced it will close briefly May 19 and reopen May 28 after a full redesign.
Providence has been listed as the No. 1 restaurant in Los Angeles by Times...
| Jul 15, 2014
The Los Angeles Times today announced the distinctive restaurants, dynamic demonstrations and topical discussions that will season The Taste, its annual Labor Day weekend celebration of the Southern California culinary scene. A who’s-who of Times...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When I've got a big group of friends coming over for dinner, I'll usually prepare a roast. Frankly, I'll do the same thing even if I'm cooking only for our family of four. First, preparing large roasts is easier than cooking several individual portions....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:51 PM
This year, the Los Angeles Times' annual food and wine festival The Taste kicks off Friday, Aug. 29, with a full night of festivities. The Paramount Studios lot is transformed into an intimate party with some of the hottest chefs in the city.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The emails come in with the question: Can you recommend a quiet restaurant? Other readers write in to rant, saying they've given up going to restaurants because it's impossible to have a conversation anymore. I can't offer much solace. Even fine dining...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If you're tracking chefs, here's what several Los Angeles toques are up to and/or which restaurants they've moved on to. In addition, several L.A. chefs will be appearing in a new Bravo reality series. And a few restaurants have recently closed, or are in...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:45 PM
On a recent afternoon, in the pristine kitchen of Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, chef and owner Josiah Citrin demonstrates how to make a tuna tartar tower he created years ago when the restaurant first opened. He looks slightly disheveled, with his...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:45 PM
I like almost everything about sardines. I like to cook them, I like to eat them. Heck, when I visit aquariums I even like to watch them swim around in circles. That's the only explanation I can offer for how I found myself standing on a stage Sunday...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The best chocolate dessert I have ever eaten was a kind of chocolate fondue served at the old Alain Ducasse restaurant in New York's Essex House hotel. The melted chocolate was thick, dark and almost piercingly bitter, relieved only by the caramelized...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:10 PM
René Redzepi kicked off the cross-continent book tour for his newly published "A Work in Progress" in New York last week, hitting Washington, D.C.; Toronto; Chicago; Seattle; San Francisco; and finally Los Angeles.
On Thursday night the Heath Los...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Did the James Beard Foundation voters pay attention to the Time magazine controversy? After that publication projected a pantheon of Gods of Food that was distinctively all-male, almost half of the first-round nominees for outstanding chef in the 2014 JBF...