The Chef's Library is a series in which we ask chefs around town to tell us about their favorite cookbooks. Today, we talk to John Sedlar, chef and owner of Rivera and Playa.
John Sedlar is plotting a sea change (pardon the pun) for Playa. "I'm in the thick of changing my current Playa menus, intro ... More >>
A. Scattergoodchef Rodelio Aglibot at GO Burger
As this town's burger addicts are well-aware, GO Burger recently opened in Hollywood, dangerously near The Hungry Cat and the home of the Pug Burger. The man flipping burgers (actually sometimes, conceptually a lot more often) at GO Burger is n ... More >>
A. Scattergoodinside Go Burger
Update: When we said Go Burger was "slated to open in the next two weeks," we actually meant this morning, because that's when the burger joint makes its debut in Hollywood. The doors will swing open at 11 a.m., so you can start your Tuesday with a burger stuffe ... More >>
Flickr User Betty Crocker ImagesAh, Thanksgiving. That beloved day when commercial canned cranberry sauce somehow winds up on the same table as grandma's homemade brandied cranberries, just for nostalgia's sake. After we've taken care of all the traditional family member must-haves (sweet pot ... More >>
There's something missing from the just-released Fresh From The Market: Seasonal Cooking With Laurent Tourondel, but what exactly is it? According to the publisher's press release, the recipes are culled from Tourondel's "childhood in France, his early career as a globetrotting chef, and stra ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"There's a lightness to them in just about every aspect--the shade of brown, the breading and the weight, as if a particularly large one could keep you buoyant after a boating disaster.'" Squid Ink Food Fight: Falafel O ... More >>
Ellen SilvermanDreaming of a Chocolate ChristmasYa, ya, Laurent Tourondel trained at Saint Vincent Ecole de Cuisine in France and did several stages at Michelin three star restaurants before building the BLT empire. But this time of year he's more likely to rifle through family recipe cards t ... More >>
Photo credit: BravoTom & PadmaIf you're a fan of Top Chef, you will be staying at home tonight, breathlessly munching on dishes you've perhaps cooked from one of Rick Bayless's books. Or Huber Keller's or Michael Chiarello's. Or maybe Tom Colicchio's or even Padma Lakshmi's (yes, two of them) ... More >>
Danielle KeenePasty chef Danielle KeenePastry chef Danielle Keene hasn't just been baking cookies since she left Little Door in January: she's been setting up her own online pastry shop. And for those of us who have missed her ice creams--she started Ice Cream Shoppe night at Wilshire--or the artfu ... More >>