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 >>
After Cochon 555 2011, we surrendered. Fattened up like one of the hogs that the crowds of attendees had, locust-like, swirled around, oily-faced and intoxicated, we swore the thing off. We were almost politically opposed to the maniacal level of indulgence that the event seemed to encourage. Thi ... 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 >>
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 >>
-- The Spam Factory's Dirty Secret. [Mother Jones]
-- More fun with Rioja: "Overcoming my squeamishness, I drew my finger across the grim black mold that clung to one of the bottles." [Zester Daily]
-- Prehistoric BBQ Leftovers Found. 8,000 years ago. Aurochs. Proving that summer grilling season ... More >>
They came with their propaganda and their party fever. They welcomed everyone, invited the masses into the cavernous space where they assembled at Santa Monica Place mall, jamming to the driving beats of DJ Andie Cassette. And they poured wine. Lots of wine. Wine from all over the world. Sec ... More >>