| Nov 7, 2012
Wolfgang Puck explains why he wanted to be a judge on the "back to basics" season of "Top Chef: Seattle."...
| Nov 7, 2012
As a person who rarely cooks, I can't help but admire those who do it for a living. And as much pressure as those pros are under at their respective restaurants, it must pale in comparison to the heat the contestants feel on Bravo's Top Chef Seattle....
| Sep 13, 2009
Should you awake to discover that a holiday has been convened, fear not. You can still achieve brisket.
The self-satisfied set will chide: You should be marinating already. The Southern sort will drawl: You should be smoking already. The fancy cook...
| May 14, 2010
| 4:00 PM
For years Kim Boyce, a pastry chef who sifted and stirred her way through some of Los Angeles' best kitchens, from Wolfgang Puck's Spago to Nancy Silverton's Campanile, only worked in white.
White flour, that is.
Curiously, she had her epiphany —...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:36 PM
Three chefs remained after a winnowing season of Top Chef: Mike (the overachiever from season 6 who has been on a roll), Antonia (a season 4 finalist with two wins and a string of near misses this year) and Richard (another season 4 finalist who has...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:47 PM
Oh. So. Close.
Antonia Lofaso thought she had made it through to the finale of Top Chef's all-star season last week when Tiffany Derry was sent home. This, she thought, was going to make up for exiting at the last possible minute in season four.
| May 6, 2009
Whatever your age, you know you want to make Mom happy on Mother's Day. That's why I like to share healthy recipes for this special holiday that anyone -- children, men, or women cooking for their own mothers -- can cook easily for breakfast or brunch....
| Mar 7, 2010
The gig: The celebrity chef, who is considered a pioneer of California cuisine, manages a vast culinary empire that includes upscale and casual restaurants, prepared foods, cookbooks, television programs and housewares. Puck, 60, said his brand's three...
| May 2, 2010
Maybe the recession is really and truly over now. After all, a thousand and one hotel rooms have just bloomed in downtown Los Angeles amid the Kings and conventioneers.
I'm talking about the once-desolate territory just north of interstate 10 and east of...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| May 13, 2009
Ferran Adrià, the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...