Napa Valley Grille & Trefethen Family Vineyards Four-Course Wine Dinner
Taylor Boudreaux will prepare a four-course dinner to be paired with wine from Trefethen Family Vineyards. Courses include an amuse-bouche of Dungeness crab salad, a main course of braised veal short ribs with rutabaga purée, a ... More >>
Flickr/davidpittsfritters, albeit not medieval frittersIf your idea of a good time is reading medieval literature and extrapolating glorious menus and meals from the contents, then you probably have somewhere to be this Saturday morning. Specifically, in the audience to hear a talk given by f ... More >>
C. LeVassera stack of Diana Kennedy booksThe Cookbook Blog: A very cool interview with Diana Kennedy.
LA Observed: Ray Bradbury's typewriter, a 1947 Royal KMM #3756210. (Does this have anything to do with food? No. But it's Ray Bradbury's typewriter. Stop clouding pictures of foie with your ... More >>
A. Scattergoodpumpkins at the Santa Monica farmers marketLos Angeles Times: According to new USDA report, local food sales could $7 billion this year and farmers markets doubled from 1998 to 2009.
PBS Food: How to make pumpkin bread pudding.
Tomostyle: More fun with secret supper clubs at ... More >>
It's time to get out your couscouserie again. Or rather, time to let Farid Zadi get out his. Zadi and his wife and business partner Susan Park are hosting their second annual Couscous Festival, Sunday October 23 from noon to 6 p.m. Last year's festival, you may recall, took place in Pasadena, comple ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshA pile of sausages at the 2009 LA BBQ Festival.3rd Annual LA BBQ Festival
Admission covers all you can eat from nine of the nation's top pitmasters including LC's (Kansas City), Bourbon Q (Kentucky), Hitching Post (Santa Maria) and Memphis Championship Barbecue (Las Vegas). 24 be ... More >>
Speaker, Charles PerryLos Angeles is turning 230 years old. No, really. But what do most of us know about our city's history dating that far back? This is a town that didn't really boom until movies started getting made. Or was it? Perhaps there was life here before film. At least one aspect ... More >>
Farid ZadiRoasted Goat Head Triptych
Last Friday we invited Charles Perry, beer of the month columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and seven other guests, for a Royal Wedding viewing and tacos de cabeza recipe testing party at Ecole de Cuisine, a fully equipped culinary school and test kitchen. Th ... More >>
A. ScattergoodSpicy Beef Cheek Tagine
A reminder that you will have plenty of couscous -- and poulet frit, or Algerian fried chicken; and rabbit tagine with figs and almonds; and Merguez sliders with harissa; and shrimp brik; and oh, one could go on and on -- to eat this weekend, as the Cousc ... More >>
A. ScattergoodChef Farid Zadi, at Ecole de Cuisine Pasadena
Those of us who have followed Farid Zadi's career -- at the Le Cordon Bleu School in Pasadena, where he was a chef instructor for the last six years, or via his blog chefzadi, or through Charles Perry's excellent 2007 profile of the ... More >>
The Couscous Festival, coming to Pasadena this October, has now been extended to a second day. Which tells you how much interest has already been generated, five months before the event. The now two-day festival, which is organized by chef Farid Zadi, will incorporate cooki ... More >>
Farid Zadithe stages of couscous
Do you know what you're doing Saturday, October 16th? Well, you do now -- or at least you should, if you're anywhere near Pasadena on that day and have any interest in Middle Eastern cooking whatsoever. Yes, we know five months is long advance notice, but it' ... More >>
If a bright marketing executive invented something like the L.A. Times food section of the 1970s and 1980s, he or she would be heralded as a genius - a fat bundle of supermarket ads leavened with recipes, interactive features and detailed instructions showing readers how to use the new produc ... More >>
If you follow the blog of Anissa Helou - and you should; nobody this side of Paula Wolfert writes better about Middle Eastern food, offal, or Middle Eastern offal - you've read her missives on desert truffles, Gaziantep katmer, and the exotic-sounding salad of purslane, cherry tomatoes, meq ... More >>
Ever heard of Eddie Brandstatter? Ask your grandparents-- but only if they were the partying type. When the 20s roared, he was L.A.'s lion, and on January 9th, he will be the subject of a free lecture from the Culinary Historians of Southern California.
Brandstatter was a lightning rod for exciteme ... More >>
Any residual high school class-cutting guilt can now been assuaged by a fantastic modern invention: podcasts. The Culinary Historians of Southern California (CHSC) has launched a new website that includes podcasts of recent lectures. That means you can catch Jonathan Gold's recent talk on regional c ... More >>