The James Beard Chef Awards have just wrapped up in New York City, and Los Angeles took home zero awards.
It's hard to resist feeling kinda whiny when looking at the list of winners and considering that New York City got 7 awards and accounted for 50% of all the non-region-specific awards (as well ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation unveiled award finalists earlier this morning. Among the hometown candidates who remain contenders for the award are the following:
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal) for Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV); Piero Selvaggio (Valentino, Valentino Vin Bar) and Carolyn Styne (Lucq ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has just announced their semifinalists for the 2013 chef and restaurant awards. To be clear, this is not a list of nominees, but rather a list from which the nominees will be chosen.
L.A. has quite a showing, in the national categories as well as in our region.
For Bes ... More >>
If you're the sort of food-obsessed person who will be following Twitter this afternoon and evening to find out exactly who's winning awards, or who's complaining about not having done so, at tonight's James Beard award ceremony, you might consider just live streaming the event. That's what the folk ... More >>
If you have read Bill Buford's terrific book Heat, in which the New Yorker writer plays out his very creative mid-life crisis at Mario Batali's pasta station at Babbo, you of course know all about Dario Cecchini, the most famous butcher in the world. You may know about Cecchini anyway, as well you s ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
Sick of hearing "yucky" when you set food in front of your offspring? Then you might need What Chefs Feed Their Kids (Lyons Press, $24.95) by Fanae Aaron, a mom who's been through all that and much more.
If you don't have kids, you still could use this book. And if you hate kids, you might want it ... More >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today.
Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... More >>
Luciano Pellegrini of Valentino will cook lamb at Vegas Uncork'dThe home fires will grow a little dim this week when four top chefs and restaurateurs leave their L.A. haunts to cook in Las Vegas.
The draw is Vegas Uncork'd, a gastronomic extravaganza presented by Bon Appetit Thursday through ... More >>