The food intellectual is not a new phenomenon, but it is a new cliche. The glut of rant-prone gonzo restaurant critic bloggers, armchair sustainability experts, and urban chicken farming gurus reminds us that the importance of caring about food, where it comes from, and who makes it has soaked deep ... 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 >>
This evening, a hometown hero returns to Santa Monica. We write of celebrated cookbook author and restaurant reviewer Colman Andrews. Offspring of a radio soap scribe and an actress, former student at Loyola Marymount, City College, and UCLA respectively, Andrews is a co-founder of Saveur magazine ... More >>
James Beard FoundationLess than half an hour ago, the James Beard Foundation announced the nominees for the 2011 JBF Journalism Awards, and the Weekly's own Jonathan Gold earned two nods (for Food-Related Feature and for the M.F.K. Fisher award) as did Los Angeles magazine restaurant critic ... More >>
Listmania continues (David Letterman's cultural legacy, perhaps, along with Velcro suits) but this time The Daily Meal has come up with something more compelling than a list of Top 10 Cupcakes. Theirs? America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food.
It's a good list, as it would be: The Daily Meal is h ... More >>
Colman Andrews and Valaer Murray probably want you to stop reading this blog. (Though you would never do such a thing, would you?) These two veteran writers and editors are the founders of TheDailyMeal.com, an all-purpose food site that launched yesterday.
In an effort to go beyond coverin ... More >>
On a recent Monday morning a group of Los Angeles chefs and bartenders metaphorically traded their chef coats for lab coats at a food science class given by Fany Setiyo of Le Sanctuaire. Neal Fraser had set up the class at Grace restaurant for chefs wishing to learn more about molecular gastronomy ... More >>
Alan RichardsonDorie GreenspanIn the first part of our interview with Dorie Greenspan, the cookbook author, food blogger, and expert baker talked about her new book, Around My French Table, due out in October. It will be Greenspan's 10th book, and about, as you can surmise from the title, the ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has announced the winners of the 2010 James Beard Foundation Media & Book Awards. The Restaurant and Chef awards will be announced tonight. The Weekly's longtime restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has won the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews award. Cook ... More >>
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1. Julia Child's gigot a la moutarde. Bea Arthur's favorite, sure. But powdered ginger and pounded dried rosemary? Even on Easter, this one requires a leap of faith.
2. Chorizo-stuffed leg of lamb from Suzanne Goin's Sunday Suppers at Lucques. The Mexican-Moroccan-Prove ... More >>