| Jul 9, 2011
| 11:50 AM
1) Time magazine's Joel Ezersky called for American culinary indepedendence. "We have yet to do at our own tables what our arms, our literature and our technology did centuries ago."
Except, of course, that every iota of American innovation is as...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass.
Wells wants the Asian...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:00 AM
October always makes me think of pumpkins. As a kid, I’d make all sorts of pumpkin-themed projects in school and stomp around the neighborhood with a plastic jack-o-lantern to gather Halloween treats. As a grownup, I still get a hankering to do...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Author, chef and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver joins eight chefs from Maryland and D.C. for this invasive species dinner benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Chefs include Baltimore's Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen) and Chad Wells...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:05 PM
What does a chef do after he has trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and worked under haute cuisine celebrities such as Daniel Boulud in New York and Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills?
If your name is Yianni Koufodontis, then you...
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 7:59 AM
What: Savor Borgata – A Taste of American Classics is a star-studded culinary event aimed at showcasing the American culinary classics Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has to offer. Hosted by Food Network's Claire Robinson, the event...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Last weekend I went to visit cousins who live in Oak Glen (elevation about 4,700 feet) where autumn was in full and colorful swing. Because of the higher elevation and the crisp nights, the leaves on many of the trees were beginning to show brilliant...
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Nov 10, 2011
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Some say I was born a restaurant critic. There is no test for the position, so I guess it is as good a qualification as any. It didn’t hurt that I had a patriarch in the image of Moses as a father, and the Promised Land he sought was a great...