An apple pie bake-off with a twist opened the final installment of the UCLA Science & Food lecture series this past Sunday, in which students enrolled in the corresponding undergraduate class vied for the best in final group project. The range of theories, as it turned out, would expand further when ... More >>
If you were among the lucky few who spent many an evening sitting in a UCLA lecture hall last spring, listening raptly as Dave Chang or Rene Redzepi talked about all the crazy stuff they do in their food labs, then it's time to grab your calendar and email the university again. This year, Professor ... More >>
The James Beard awards are the food equivalent of the Oscars: prestigious golden whatsits, fancy dress event, silly acceptance speeches, requisite grouching about the whole thing being rigged. Oh, yes, and lots of highly talented people getting much-deserved recognition. This year's awards ceremony ... 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 >>
Okay, it's not out just yet, but it's good to get advance warning for some things. (Obama traffic, windstorms, certain NBA point guards.) On March 13th, the third issue of Lucky Peach hits the stands and kitchen counter tops and behind tsukemen bars (where Ikemen keeps theirs).
Lucky Peach, ... More >>
Momofuku's Milk Bar in NYC.Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar is coming to Chego next Tuesday, it was announced this morning on the Kogi BBQ blog. The post, which is all in Spanish, doesn't reveal much except that Tosi will be signing her cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar, (you either have to buy ... More >>
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It was a tweet heard round the world. Just as we were slipping into a post-Halloween funk (no special treats till Thanksgiving?), Christina Tosi, the mad genius behind the gloriously addictive, trademarked treats at Momofuku Milk Bar, cried out via Twitter ... More >>