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 Karen and Quinn Hatfield, chefs/owners of Hatfield's and Sycamore Kitchen.
(From Karen & Quinn) Cooking My Way Back Home by Mitchell Rosenthall: "Our dear friend Mitchell R ... More >>
For some of us, baking bread is something that we do without much thought, whenever it's cold enough to crank the oven, for giving to friends, when our kids demand it, or as a coping mechanism (see: the recent election, long distance relationships, Steve Nash). The smell of bread baking is a fundame ... More >>
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 Jason Neroni, chef at Superba Snack Bar.
Jason Neroni has a lot of beloved cookbooks, but his "favorite of all time" is Paul Bertolli's Cooking By Hand. "His salumi recipes ... 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 >>
When you cross the beautiful threshold of Lucques, Suzanne Goin's Melrose Avenue restaurant, her first -- of now many, including A.O.C., Tavern and the recently opened The Larder at Maple Drive -- you are at once reminded of how profoundly relevant both that restaurant and, more importantly, the che ... More >>
In case you didn't have a chance to check out the nearly 90 vendors at the Artisanal LA spring 2011 show (or even if you did and just want to revel in some food photography) here's a photo gallery of the show. From chocolate and chai to salumi and sexy aprons, there was plenty to ogle -- and ta ... More >>
A few months ago we went off on the Top 10 Foodie Words We Hate, a post that generated a lot of feedback, for which we are grateful. It also, as you might expect, generated a lot of other words that are happily vilified by many of us who spend far more time, sadly, writing ... More >>
Ben Ford's Culver City gastropub Ford's Filling Station has been open for about 4 1/2 years now, during which time the neighborhood has changed from a rundown outpost dominated by Sony Pictures and the ghosts of munchkins (the cast of the Wizard of Oz stayed at the old Culver Hotel during the movie' ... More >>
Deborah JonesChef Jeffrey CercielloFor all of us who've been mourning the empty Maury Rubin-shaped hole where City Bakery used to be in the Brentwood Country Mart, good news indeed. Jeffrey Cerciello, lately culinary director of Thomas Keller's casual dining division, has taken over the space ... More >>
PaulaWolfert.comClay Pot CookingNext week, Paula Wolfert's new cookbook, Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking, her 10th, officially hits the bookshelves. Wolfert--who lives, cooks, writes and tweets (@Soumak) in Sonoma, California--has received numerous awards and last year, the James Beard Foundat ... More >>
If you needed yet another reason to go to Mozza during non-peak hours, TMZ provides you with one. Minions from the tabloid website were out in front of the Silverton-Batali-Bastianich restaurants the other night, stalking a vacationing (hey, at least he's home) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and sometim ... More >>