It was only a matter of time. Word came down from the Hollywood studios last night that Jonathan Gold, current food critic for the L.A. Times and former critic for the L.A. Weekly will be the subject of a new untitled documentary directed by Laura Gabbert (No Impact Man), per the Hollywood Reporter ... More >>
Conveyor-belt sushi restaurants, or kaiten-zushi as they're known in Japan, are big business these days. You might not think so when plates of sushi are priced at just $2 each, as they are at Little Tokyo's Kula Sushi, the newest and most ambitious kaiten joint to hit the L.A. scene. But arrive on a ... More >>
There is chef Jiro Ono, in Jiro Dreams of Sushi, dedicating 75 years of his life to the art of sushi, making and serving only one piece at a time at his tiny restaurant in Japan, and then there is this: Sushi robots that churn out 300 medium-sized rolls per hour, or rice mounds for nigri at 3,600 m. ... More >>
The Guardian: In Greece, consumers save money by buying straight from farmers. It's called the "potato movement."
The Daily Meal: The 60 "coolest" chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, farmers and food writers. Plus a food performance artist (think cheese block sculptures; a room stuffed with cotton c ... More >>
If you're planning on seeing David Gelb's brilliant documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi this weekend when it premieres at Santa Monica's Nu-Art Theater you might be well advised to pass on the popcorn and soda. The film clocks in at just under an hour and a half -- a good portion of that is dedicated t ... More >>
The film Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows sushi master Jiro Ono, whose Sukiyabashi Jiro, a ten seat sushi-only restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station, is the first of its kind to earn three Michelin stars. For his unparalleled skill and relentless perfectionism, he's considered by many to be the b ... More >>
Daily Dish: No more starred reviews in the L.A. Times, effective now.
The Salt, NPR's Food Blog: Mario Batali settles lawsuit alleging he and business partner Joe Bastianich took employee tips.
Gilt Taste: What Francis Lam learned about food from the Notorious B.I.G. ("The milks was chocolate; t ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
Courtesy of Chayka SofiaA food fight of epic proportions is portrayed in Zergut.Food has come to the foreground in cinema as of late. What started with films like Food Inc. and Fast Food Nation has evolved into entire festivals dedicated to the craft, like the recent New York and Chicago Food ... More >>