| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:40 AM
39 Jerome Ave., Bloomfield, (860) 216-5852, republicct.com
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Some restaurants embrace the idea of rustic charm, of comfy heft and rough-hewn elegance. But some restaurants don't know when to...
| Jul 14, 2012
Until very recently, I'd never actually eaten Yotam Ottolenghi's food. I'd certainly cooked a lot of it, but I had never been to one of his London restaurants. I knew the Israeli-born chef strictly from his two cookbooks, but that was enough for me to...
| Feb 16, 2012
Italians really know how to eat. A meal always begins with wine, and since no one ever drinks wine without food, a selection of antipasti (literally, "before the meal" snacks) appears on the table or sideboard. No rush, you talk, sip wine and nibble,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The beauty of a salad bar is that it's essentially no–cook and recipe–free. With greens surrounded by fresh sides and toppings of nuts, herbs, dried fruits and cheeses, the menu is always bright — especially when you shop...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The Brewer's Art reveals its spring menu on Wednesday night, and Chef David Newman is taking the season very seriously.
You want spring? How about gnocchi filled with stinging-nettle ricotta and morel ricotta, served with fava beans, peas and cipollini...
| Apr 28, 2012
Sitting at dusk, leisurely nibbling on mezze, or small plates, between sips of wine or tea is a way of life in the Middle East. Mezze ease you into the meal in the most delightful way. And if you can enjoy them outdoors, even better. L.A. has the climate,...
| Dec 20, 2012
652 W. Randolph St. 312-234-9494
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
Some chefs spend their careers working in the upper echelon of fine-dining restaurants, only to throw their hands up and open a burger joint. Curtis Duffy is not one of...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:15 AM
We're no strangers to the constant struggle between wanting to eat something on the go and not wanting to further clog your arteries or give McDonald's any more American dollars. If a cheap, healthy and portable meal sounds like what you're looking for,...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Our 15 chef-testants enter the "Top Chef" kitchen. Micah admits to giving everyone the “waterfall look” which he demonstrates skillfully. RuPaul would be proud. Padma enters and behind her three familiar faces skulk in. What madness is this?...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Tonight may be the finale to name America's best home chef -- the first-ever American "MasterChef." But this brand isn't going anywhere. A second season of the hit Fox show is already in the works. There's a new companion cookbook......
| Apr 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Is there any taste that promises spring as much as that bright flash of green you get from a fava bean? Check out this primer on cooking through the seasons, which includes tips from L.A. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons......