L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Stand is arguably the premier charity auction/food and wine event raising money -- a lot of money -- for pediatric cancer research. Hosted by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern) and David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), it was held for the third year in a row ... More >>
Italian Feast of San Gennaro
Jimmy Kimmel and pal Adam Carolla kick off this three-day feast of Italian cuisine and culture on Thursday night (Prima Notte) with all-day festivities through Sunday. Expect lots of sausage, lasagna and cannoli.
WHAT: Italian Feast of San Gennaro
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
As far as cookbook anticipation goes, April Bloomfield's new release, A Girl and Her Pig, which hits shelves in early April, ranks right up there on the crispy pig ear salad (p. 85) meter. Is it deserving of the hype? Perhaps.
But we're not going there just yet, even though we suspect other Google ... More >>
We almost passed up Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient when it landed on our desk -- as it looked like yet another candied bacon trend-of-the-year sort of cookbook. But this is not another cookbook from a celebrity chef or a blogger who specializes in rendered pi ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today.
Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... More >>
If you haven't checked your mailbox for the most recent New Yorker, you might want to. The November 22nd issue is the magazine's food issue, conveniently in time for Thanksgiving, the one day when most of us are even more obsessed with food than usual. Something to read while you're waiting f ... More >>
-- Local food stylist Adam C. Pearson gets hauled off a plane for his tattoos. [Daily Dish]
-- A profile of The Spotted Pig's April Bloomfield. [The New Yorker]
-- A fat tax? No. Let's be free! [The Christian Science Monitor]
-- Lindsay Lohan kicks her dad out for showing up unannounced with Chin ... More >>
Photo via Kitchenrat.com.There are guests, there are guest chefs and there are guest star chefs. On July 26th, Mélisse will feature chef April Bloomfield of New York City's The Spotted Pig, who would come under the latter category, in an event the restaurant is calling "Michelin Mashup: Cook ... More >>
LA Weekly flickr pool/djjewelzpigs' ears at the Lazy Ox
When did pig's ear begin to take over the culinary universe? Was it Eric Frechon's delicate curls of pig's ear on the best-of-hog plate at the Bristol in Paris? The whole deep-fried ear April Bloomfield introduced at the Spotted Pig in G ... More >>
James BeardThis morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Judges will vote to determine the final 5 nominees in each category, which will be announced on March 22nd. The winners will be announced at the Foundation's award party, ... More >>