Remember the pre-Amazon years, when sitting cross-legged in a bookstore and sifting through cookbooks for hours was one of the most thoughtful gestures of friendship? Now that it's always Black Friday at Amazon, everyone presumes you bought that cookbook for 40% off with a single click. In an era w ... More >>
In The Curious World of Wine today, uncorking a bottle is often more an invitation for criticism than enjoyment. Was that $15 bottle worth a repeat buy? Did the pricey Pinot Noir you served for Thanksgiving do your heritage turkey justice?
In his new book, Richard Vine, an industry consultant and ... More >>
We don't normally take what arrives in the mail as a sign to buy Dodgers tickets. But a beer, snack and great sandwich book from different publishers, all on the same day? Two are cookbooks, Salty Snacks and Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches, the third is The World Atlas of Beer, a coffee table-sized be ... More >>
Summer is a wine-drinking marathon in California, and up and down the coast, each weekend brings pleasant opportunities to imbibe outside. The diversity of events reflects the state's varied wine-growing regions. Those on hotel grounds come with a room night package -- a smart way to go.
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Food NetworkThe May 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine claims to give you the "100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of All Time!)." These are the "greatest" tips, presumably, because they come courtesy of "the top chefs in the country." Los Angeles represents well, with a number of our city's chefs ... More >>
Photo by Felicia Friesema.In Part 1 of our interview with Eric Greenspan, we discovered that The Foundry on Melrose is somehow a tight ship and a wild ride at the same time. The chef waxed poetic (and, well, dropped a lot of f-bombs) as he discussed the challenges of owning a restaurant, the ... More >>
A. ScattergoodEric Ripert at the Chateau Marmont
In the first part of our interview with Eric Ripert, the French chef who is chef-partner at New York City's Le Bernardin, the author of four cookbooks, the host of his own PBS show, Friend Of Tony, and (lest we forget) recipient of French's Leg ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
New York TimesEmeril Lagasse
If you've ever watched Emeril Lagasse on television -- the vocal studio audience, the eager mobility of the chef, the bams! -- you've probably thought, at one time or another, that Emeril would have made a pretty good game show host. Well, it seems that CBS thoug ... More >>
James BeardTwitter is at it again. The 2010 James Beard Award Finalists were announced this morning via the foundation's Twitter account. L.A's Suzanne Goin, of Lucques, AOC Wine Bar, Hungry Cat and Tavern was nominated for Outstanding Chef, while Matt Molina of Mozza and Michael Cimarusti of ... More >>
If you like your food on your television screen as much as you like it on your plate, you're in luck. Debuting Memorial Day, May 31st, the Cooking Channel will provide non-stop food television, featuring new shows by Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray. If this sounds a whole lot like another ... More >>