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 >>
Newly opened Tapenade is already staging an ambitious chefs' dinner -- well, actually, a buddy party.
Set for Feb. 27, it will showcase dishes created by pals of Tapenade chef Ressul Rassallat. The pals are Andre Guerrero, with whom Rassallat worked at Maximiliano, and David Feau, who just ended ... More >>
Los Angeles is turning into Mexico!
It's a racist old joke told by the likes of Adam Carolla and Jay Leno, to name a few. The problem is, it's just not true.
Sure, one out of every two of us in the county is Latino, but that's a far cry from a town turning into Mexico. Here's why:
All good things must come to an end -- in this case, tomato growing season in Southern California. But before we head into fall, you can have one last summer fling, with Sweet Arleen's heirloom tomato bread pudding. Cheesy and toasty on top, dense and rich inside, with bursts of home-grown heirloom ... More >>
For years, wine writers have been haranguing their readership to drink more rosé, a category that plainly couldn't catch a break either among macho types who opined that pink wine was too, well, pink, or the rest of the wine-drinking public, who assumed that, since the wine was the color of white z ... More >>
Last we checked in with Andrew Steiner of Andrew's Cheese Shop, he was telling us that like farmers' market produce, soft cheeses in particular are "seasonal" -- and that we were in the middle of the wrong season (it was January).
Now that we're in the middle of the right season, we circled back ... More >>
Wine Tasting Experiences in the Royce
Royce manager and director of wine Eric Espuny will host a series of wine-tasting classes this summer where guests taste the best seasonal wine and focus on particular regions and varietals. In addition, guests will learn tips for ordering and buying wine. The ... More >>
Anticipation in the nonfiction food book world depends on your taste in dining companions, past and present: Julia Child, Yottam Ottolenghi, Diana Kennedy, perhaps. And this summer, it will also depend on how you feel about cats.
Julia's Cats: Julia Child's Life in The Company of Cats by Patricia ... 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 >>
Some of our favorite young chefs made Zagat's first ever Los Angeles 30 Under 30 list (a.k.a. how to make anyone over 30 feel inadequate). The honorees include Nyesha Arrington (Wilshire), Joshua Drew (Farmshop), Jordan Kahn (Red Medicine), Ilan Hall (The Gorbals), Casey Lane (Tasting Kitchen), Crai ... More >>
Bubbles are the spot-on match for Valentine's Day, and not just the holiday: Champagne and sparkling wine have the ability to elevate even the most ordinary moment. Kick that special moment up notches (Thanks Emeril!) with a rosé. From pale pink to rubyesque, rosé's signature light red color seems ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshAssorted flavors at Gelato Bar in Los Feliz.Yesterday, we listed the 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Los Angeles. Today, we move onto gelato. Taxonomy is crucial in these matters.
5. Gelato Bar (Los Feliz, Studio City): Owned by Gail Silverton (sister of Mozza pizza queen Nancy), Gela ... More >>
Fig & OliveFig & Olive executive chef Pascal Lorange
Last night, President Obama arrived at Fig & Olive, where he delivered a speech to 120 guests -- each of whom paid $17,900 to attend the private fundraising dinner (guests who brought a date paid $35,000, saving a whopping $400 per person). ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh[Catch up on the full 30 Scoops in 30 Days trek in our sweet, creamy archive.]
Americans remember President Ronald Reagan as any number of things: The Great Communicator, a proponent of trickle-down economics, a hack former actor with a penchant for chimpanzees. Few, however, kn ... More >>
Delicieuse is plastered with charts and signs extolling the virtues of goat's milk, but we don't seek out ice cream for its curative powers. Nor do we trek to Redondo Beach for Delicieuse's goat's milk ice cream. We come for the incredible sorbets.
Jeanne Kelleypork stew
Make haste. Make stew?
Summer is around the corner and very soon we'll be avoiding the stove, cooking everything from steaks to pizzas on the barbecue, and concocting cold salads for hot nights. Three-months-plus of nightly grilled and chilled entrees is not a bad thin ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshSo many cocktails to drink, so little time.World Cocktail Day, the culmination of World Cocktail Week, is tomorrow, May 13th, but in true tippler fashion, we're starting the celebration today. Didn't even know you had an excuse to drink, did you?
Why May 13th? Our pal at Thirsty ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Somebody had a great week once in Provence, and wants the Meatpacking District -- and the swingers at the Melrose Place sequel -- to be as happy as he or she was." First Bite: Fig & Olive, and Mor ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
In case you were wondering how the restaurant Fig & Olive got its name, there are figs and olives on everything, even at this time of year, when figs are as far out of season as pumpkins: figs with gorgonzola on a soggy puff-pastry tart; figs in a romaine salad with ... More >>
J. GarbeeHigh Rent District Olive OilThe market is flooded with extra virgin olive oil, but like chocolate, the variations in quality and price are mind numbing. Nor is price a guarantee of the best flavor. A taste-off was inevitable when a bottle of single varietal O&CO Affiorato (available ... More >>
WileyEric Ripert's roasted chicken with za'atar stuffing
After we sat down at the Chateau Marmont for a 2-part interview with Eric Ripert, we asked the Le Bernardin chef for a recipe from his new book, Avec Eric. Sure, they're all good, but which one should we go home and make now -- and publ ... 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 mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
Do you always eat out? Do you ever eat at home? Do you have any cookbooks that you use a great deal? Just curious.
−Maggs, Mar Vista
Actually, I cook kind of a lot. A weird amount. I'm the guy who cooks red beans and rice ... More >>