Cooking is often about remembering -- actively, looking forward and without regret. You might be inspired by a family member, an incredible vacation, a certain farmer's produce or a neighborhood restaurant dish that you loved.
A dish, perhaps, in New Classic Family Dinners by Mark Peel. This isn't ... More >>
Every writer has two or three go-to sources, people who are famous enough for readers to recognize their name, witty enough so they can hold forth on anything and everything and are kind enough to always take your call. Nora Ephron was one of those for me.
Whenever I'd phone, our conversation woul ... More >>
For the past two years, a baguette from Bread Lounge -- perfectly moist, crusty outside and airy as a wisp inside-- was one of the city's best-kept secrets. You could find it on the tables at some of the hippest restaurants in town, in the personal pantry of Walter Manzke or Nancy Silverton, served ... More >>
Never mind molecular gastronomy. When you bite into Tunisian-style brik a l'oeuf at Got Kosher Cafe you experience one of the world's great feats of culinary alchemy. Stab into the crunchy, paper-thin crepe (called malsouqua) and the runny egg yolk oozes out, enriching both the potato chip-crisp p ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshThe frisee lardon raft (left) and the bar (right) at Short Order.Now that burger hub Short Order is running smoothly, the bakery component of Nancy Silverton and the late Amy Pressman's Farmers Market foray is set to open. Short Cake will debut this Friday at 9 a.m.
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A. ScattergoodNancy Silverton and her new cookbook at Mozza
Nancy Silverton, who is an over-achiever in much the same way as is, say, Malcolm Gladwell, has had a productive summer even by her standards. Mozzas in Newport Beach and Singapore recently opened; Amy Pressman's burger project, Shor ... More >>
A. Scattergoodfigs at The Tasting Kitchen
Continuing from part one of Follow That Ingredient, we follow Black Mission figs from the Pudwill Berry Farms stand to The Tasting Kitchen in Venice to get the recipe for a Balsamic Roasted Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta dish that Jonathan Gold calle ... More >>
JgarbeeCalifornia Grown And Milled Whole WheatYou might say Community Grains has a now-typical California restaurant-to-home-kitchen story, one most often recounted whenever Nancy Silverton, Campanile and La Brea Bakery wind up in the same sentence. The small Woodland-based mill also sprang u ... More >>
When Stephen Colbert isn't busy campaigning to be President, having a treadmill named after him in outer space, or testifying on immigration reform on Capitol Hill, he takes a few moment to address our favorite topic: food. In a recurring segment called "Thought For Food," Col ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonDahlia Narvaez, with dessertWalk into Mozza, through any of the various doors that lead into the complex, either the one for the pizzeria, the osteria or Mozza2Go, and there will come an inevitable moment when either you or someone else gasps over the budino. It is a butterscotch ... More >>