I worked on a proposal for a cookbook with a well-known Los Angeles chef, whom I will call J. J. has a genius for intensifying familiar dishes, for transforming comfort food (via small, brilliant touches) into life-affirming food. J.'s recipes are sophisticated, meant for people who pay attention in the kitchen, but not perplexing, show-offy or... More >>>
PHOTO BY ANNE FISHBEIN
David Myers, of Comme Ca fame, merges the cuisines of Los Angeles and Tokyo.