Marcella Hazan, the Italian cookbook writer who died in late September, aged 89, must have been young once. Yet in the last forty years, as she produced six seminal cookbooks and a memoir, she always seemed as old as Europe, as admired and as misunderstood by the emerging American food world. Hazan ... More >>
Where the Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or her favorite dining options. This week, we check in with Gino Angelini, chef at Angelini Osteria and RivaBella. For almost 20 years, Gino Angelini has been one of L.A.'s most respected Italian chefs. At his own ... More >>
Remember how The Market at Santa Monica was supposed to be L.A.'s version of the Ferry Marketplace in San Francisco? While an indoor marketplace of that nature, unfortunately, never quite panned out for the Westside, it turns out that Downtown is more than well on its way to getting one at Grand Cen ... More >>
In this carbless, gluten-free, spinning/yoga/CrossFit-obsessed town, it's easy to vilify the humble loaf of bread. Sometimes offering very little in the way of nutrition and very much in the way of refined flour, the boule can be easy to bulls-eye. But for the struggling actors, actresses, and ju ... More >>
Andre Guerrero has covered enough mileage at restaurants across Los Angeles that your immediate association of the chef is it's own a litmus test for Angelenos. Millennials will recognize The Oinkster; Gen X-ers might recall Duet or Linq; and Baby Boomers will likely associate him with CafĂ© Le Mond ... More >>
For those inclined to have someone else cook on Christmas eve, there is an incredible assortment of fine options available, but reservations are going quickly, so you'd better make one, soon, if that's your plan. Most hotels offer a standard up-scale Christmas dinner and pretty much every restauran ... More >>
My vegetarian friend eyed the menu at Tar & Roses grumpily. "Such a tease," she humphed. At first, she had been delighted that an entire section of the menu was dedicated to vegetables, but as she looked closer, she realized that many of the vegetable dishes had meat or fish in them. "The menu says ... More >>
A proper Fourth of July feast probably begins at the grill. And in contemporary Los Angeles, this all-American meal is as likely to be comprised of yakitori and carne asada as hot dogs and hamburgers: Americans have been mixing and matching food traditions from our collective immigrant background si ... More >>
The Mozza compound on the corner of Melrose and Highland is L.A.'s version of Roald Dahl's chocolate factory. People go in and come out all the time, but so do the inventions. Focaccia, budino, porchetta. And starting tomorrow, you can add Chad Colby's salumi bar to the list. (Maybe they can invent ... More >>
Between serving up his "Death by Duck" grilled cheese sandwich at this weekend's Grilled Cheese Invitational, preparing for a championship-defending rematch at this summer's Korean BBQ festival, and engineering weekly creations like pizza cheesesteaks and fried house-cured pickles at "New Order Mond ... More >>
If you're still mourning the loss of chef Evan Kleiman's Angeli Cafe (who isn't?), you can sample her food again at the Charleston on Monday, May 7, with two seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. The KCRW Good Food host will prepare a four-course rustic Italian meal, served family-style. "Every day I get emails ... More >>
Gail Silverton and Joel Gutman, co-owners of Gelato Bar, one of our favorite gelaterias in Los Angeles, recently sold their Studio City location on Tujunga Avenue. Thankfully, the shop's name and gelato production will remain the same.
Delicieuse, known for its goat's milk ice cream, is closing, but that doesn't mean Los Angeles isn't full of fantastic ice cream and gelato shops. In fact, we're chock-a-block with delicious frozen treats. Here are ten of our favorites.
B. HansenJudy Zeidler and booksWestsider Judy Zeidler has written what seems like a zillion cookbooks, but she's found a new angle for her latest, Italy Cooks (Mostarda Press, $32.95). It's a personal travelogue as well as a collection of recipes. For decades, Zeidler and her husband Marvin ... More >>
Domenico Ristorante in Silver Lake has closed. Last night was the last supper at the two-and-a-half-year-old Italian restaurant. In a short, charmingly typo-filled note sent to patrons, owner Domenico writes: I want to thank you so much for your support, friendship and thrust... We had a rocking 2 1 ... More >>
"How Italian Food Conquered the World," a book by John Mariani.Tonight, Culina, the in-house restaurant at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, will celebrate the launch of John Mariani's book, "How Italian Food Conquered the World" with a special five-course prix fixe dinner from chef Victor C ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples Puglia, the sliver of Southern Italy often described as the heel of the boot, is home to some of the most distinctive cooking in Italy, a plain, solid, vegetable-intensive cuisine thrumming with the strong flavors of olives and garlic, rapini and favas, wild greens. ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh[Catch up on the full 30 Scoops in 30 Days trek in our sweet, creamy archive.] Americans remember President Ronald Reagan as any number of things: The Great Communicator, a proponent of trickle-down economics, a hack former actor with a penchant for chimpanzees. Few, however, kn ... More >>
Paradis had already made inroads in Montrose, when the shop opened a new outpost in April on the Hollywood/Los Feliz border. These are, so far, the only two, U.S. franchises of a popular Danish gelato chain with over 30 shops in its native land.
The line between ice cream and gelato can sometimes be thin. At Grom Gelateria, a much loved Italian, New York and (since January) Los Angeles chain, there's no question. This is gelato, at its finest: soft, velvet smooth and reeking of casual indulgence.
Flickr/Lana's Dazzling Desserts While they should probably just rename Valentine's Day's Restaurant Prix Fixe Day, we understand not everyone is into a rousing (and often wildly expensive) multi-course dinner. Perhaps you don't have a sweet tooth, are chicka-pescetarian (yes, there is such a ... More >>
D. GalarzaStracciatella di Burrata with Eggplant Caponata Spooning into a good burrata is a lot like biting into a creme-filled Cadbury egg. As good as the outside is, it's the gooey interior that everyone wants. And who knew one could consume the custardy interior of a good lobe of burrata c ... More >>
When you start counting your James Beard Awards in round numbers (about a half dozen?), you've long since earned the right for concise cookbook titles. James Peterson's latest, Meat: A Kitchen Education is a primer on how to properly cook bipeds and quadrupeds, albeit those most commonly cons ... More >>
This LA Weekly Flickr pool photo, of olive oil being poured onto a bit of prosciutto on baguette, presumably, at the new Deluca's Italian Deli in Glendale, comes to you from photographer R. E. ~. Beautiful. Thank you. Now very hungry. And, of course, if you have any brilliant shots of food you've ta ... More >>
And you thought the coffee and the architecture and the hep baristas were enough, right?
Flickr user Bakerella Mother's Day in Los Angeles always brings the gift of good May weather, and the perennial foolproof option of a Sunday farmers' market visit followed by a home cooked meal. But here are a few other suggestions on how to treat a deserving lady right, since chances are th ... More >>
Since our Restaurant Roll Call in January, there have been several food truck launches and restaurant openings. Unfortunately, some eateries didn't make it long past the New Year. As we welcome the newbies, we also bid farewell to those who simply couldn't keep afloat (and in one case was shut down ... More >>
Imagine gathering twenty of LA's top chefs -- in one cramped restaurant kitchen -- to cook up a 50-person thank you dinner for a beloved longtime customer. No egos allowed. On the chefs' night off. Free of charge. Oh, and each chef must agree on the menu. Not going to happen? It did. The secret, ... More >>
A tanned Westlake Village crowd in typical Southern California winter attire (sequinned tank tops, shorts, stilletos) turned out for the soft opening of Bellini Osteria Bar and Lounge last night. Young waiters dished out samplings of creamy polenta with parmesan cheese; burrata drizzled with balsami ... More >>
When filmmaker and photographer Douglas Gayeton decided to write a book that would chronicle the 5 years he spent in rural Italy, he didn't dash off a guy's version of Under The Tuscan Sun. Fortunately for the rest of us. Instead Gayeton assembled a patchwork of sepia prints, singly and in montage, ... More >>
For a town with myriad world-class restaurants and a stretch of beach that is gorgeous, accessible, and fronts a fairly large portion of urban acreage, Los Angeles has surprisingly few good options for beachfront dining. So few, in fact, that when we want to eat near the water, we stop first at Joan ... More >>
Brooke Burtonfoosball, Italian styleEvery generation has its game. Before there was Wii, there were billiards, table tennis, darts and horseshoes. For many Italians from the 70's and 80's, the game they love is foosball. Which is why Max Stefanelli, managing partner of Terroni Restaurant on ... More >>
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