Chi SPACCA, a restaurant concept that grew out of chef Chad Colby's wonderful salumi bar nights at Mozza's Scuola Di Pizza, opens tonight over at the Mozza compound between the Osteria and Mozza 2 Go. The restaurant is very much based on the format that Colby came up with for this Thursday night s ... More >>
A. Trachta For carb-lovers in Los Angeles, a great day is nearing. On October 1st, the Italian American Museum will host its 3rd Annual Taste of Italy at the 1869 Pico House and its cobblestone plaza. More than 50 restaurants will invade a tiny portion of L.A. for a day, but should pack big, ... More >>
C. BishopOliverio's Maccheroni Tartuffo We know, we know: truffled macaroni and cheese is so passé. It was the braised short rib of L.A. restaurants before the braised short rib actually came along. Throw a stone in any direction and you'll find a poorly-executed truffled macaroni and chees ... More >>
Evan JohnsonCharlie BarraShould you be fortunate enough to reach your 65th grape harvest -- as a grower, not simply an imbiber -- you know when it's time to put those Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio grapes to work. And when to step back and let them enjoy a few more weeks on the vine. Squid Ink w ... More >>
A. ScattergoodMaitake mushrooms at Clearwater Farms If you want to find mushrooms in this town, your best bet is probably to keep your foraging to Clearwater Farms' farmers market stall rather than look for them yourself. And if you're foraging for wild mushrooms in Italy, you might want to s ... More >>
It feels only appropriate to celebrate cheese during the amorous month of February. In addition to being the main ingredient of one the most iconic romantic food symbols--the fondue pot--cheese-making is pretty much a craft of pure passion. So this Valentine's season, perhaps on a break from writ ... More >>
Communal, unorthodox and somewhat Italian
Sometimes the show is on the plate, but sometimes all you have to do is look around.