| Aug 3, 2013
Once I had dinner at my friend Christine's house in Paris. Three women and a big bowl of raw clams. She gave us each a knife and told me to watch for the moment the clam shell opened a crack, then plunge the knife in and open. She and her friend Jeanne...
| Aug 17, 2013
Michael Cimarusti is the chef of Providence, the modernist French-Asian restaurant that is often considered the finest kitchen in L.A. He can do things with sea urchin, Santa Barbara spot prawns and Japanese sea bream that occasionally cause reactions I...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Dozens of Los Angeles' top pastry chefs are pooling their talents for the 2nd annual Bakers Will Bake Sale on Sunday, April 13, at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
Founder and pastry chef Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County says the sale's mission is "to...
| 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,...
| 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.
| 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...
| May 18, 2014
| 10:11 AM
One of the best features of any list is the controversy that ensues. You may have already lost your cool after reading restaurant critic Jonathan Gold's second annual list of the 101 best restaurants in and around Los Angeles. Or maybe you think he's...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 12:54 PM
If you weren’t lucky enough (or temporarily unpolished enough) to reach your hand in for a piece of buttery, rare salmon, bite into a warm raspberry-filled doughnut or listen in on a panel discussing (with not a few obscenities) the power of the...