Anthony Bourdain's new CNN show Parts Unknown debuted last night on CNN. The show, which is very much like his Travel Channel show No Reservations, which ended in November of last year, took us last night to Myanmar, a country that only recently began allowing outsiders in, let alone western film cr ... More >>
The first U.S. city with an Asian population majority, Monterey Park has been referred to as "the Chinese Beverly Hills" and "the first suburban Chinatown." When it comes to doing a food crawl, it will obviously skew heavily to Chinese cuisine. Indeed, a top 10 could consist solely of Chinese resta ... More >>
The IACP, which would be the International Association of Culinary Professionals and not the International Association of Chiefs of Police -- yes, that's an old joke now, but you try googling IACP and see what you get -- announced their 2013 award finalists this morning for four of their prestigious ... More >>
What happens you combine a culinary pedigree that includes a Latin American/Spanish market and pastry shop (Ultramarinos) and two restaurants (Zafra & Cucharamama in New Jersey) with a doctorate in medieval history? Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, a 900-page homage to Latin American c ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"So basically there's a great feeling of satisfaction when I see a full plate of salumi being served." Chad Colby's Salumi Night at Mozza Scuola Di Pizza Goes to 4 Nights a Week.
"Gill added, 'in terms of popularity, it sprea ... More >>
"Finally here!" are words we hear all too often with every 30-minute meal-type cookbook these days, but with the release of Naomi Duguid's latest cookbook, Burma: Rivers of Flavor, it couldn't be more accurate.
If you don't know Duguid, she is the sort of author who works on her cookbooks -- cultu ... More >>
Yoma Myanar's tea leaf saladUp in San Francisco, the signature dish at the popular network of restaurants called Burma Superstar is a tangy, nutty salad so uniquely delicious, it should be illegal. In some Asian countries, it is.
Maian TranBurmese tofu salad
Looking for something food related to do this weekend? Interested in trying out a different cuisine? Then you'd do well to attend the The Nibban Zay Festival, taking place this Sunday, June 27th, at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte. The even ... 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 on Wednesday. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is ... More >>
E. CourtlandAmong the many colorful packages of Koala Yummies, Yan Yan, and spectrumed flavors of Pocky, F Cup Cookies sit on the top shelf of the cookie aisle at the Marukai Market Place in Little Tokyo. Unlike the aforementioned Japanese confections however, F Cup Cookies, available in two ... More >>
LA band Ozomatli have stood on a lot of stages in their fourteen year career. They've faced 10,000 in Kathmandu, have been shuttled into a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan to perform, have gigged music schools in Burma, have done the Today Show. Next Wednesday, however, they'll play to what is the ... More >>
Last month I was lucky enough to travel with Ozomatli as they toured Southeast Asia, where they did outreach programs and concerts organized and financed by the U.S. State Department. I wrote a feature on the trip, which appears as the cover story in this week's issue. As well, in addition to being ... More >>
Randall RobertsPunk's Not Dead scribbled on a wall in Yangon, Myanmar
No, Ozomatli's not a punk band, at least not in the traditional sense -- though Uli Bella does have a Crass button pinned to his requinto jarocho strap -- but that doesn't mean they don't have the attitude.
Long story short: I' ... More >>
The new report from Reporters Without Borders on the safety of world journalists is depressing for the very "good" news it brings. Namely, in 2008 there were fewer reporters killed on assignment (60) than during last year (87). However, in another reminder -- however grim -- of the growth of Intern ... More >>