In this rendition of LA Weekly's Venn Food Diagram, we are investigating the increasingly popular Mediterranean Spanish cuisine to compare what Angelinos think make up a Spaniard's diet versus what our flamenco-dancing friends actually eat.
Do you ever find yourself having this reccurring nightmare in which you're hanging out with Ferran Adriá in San Sebastián and he starts showing you these crazy ingredients but you can't understand a word of his thick, heavily accented Catalan? Uh, yeah, us neither. But on the off-chance you want ... More >>
Preparatory to naming the World's 50 Best Restaurants, the folks at S. Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and Restaurant magazine and, it seems, Veuve Clicquot, last year established a shiny new award: The World's Best Female Chef. This year's winner has just been named. The 2012 Veuve Clicquot World's Best Fe ... More >>
A. ScattergoodJeffrey Cerciello at Farmshop When Jeffrey Cerciello came to Los Angeles to open Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart, in the space formerly occupied by Maury Rubin's short-lived City Bakery, it was a homecoming of sorts. Cerciello, who was culinary director of Thomas Keller's ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinthe invisible restaurant critic Dear Mr. Gold: Is there anywhere in L.A. where I can find angulas -- Spanish baby eels? --Anthony Pan, via Facebook
Jeff Nalin/Maison PicAnne-Sophie PicEvery year S. Pellegrino names the world's 50 Best Restaurants, and in advance of this year's awards, the water company has announced a new award: the World's Best Female Chef. The winner, unsurprisingly, is Anne-Sophie Pic, whose restaurant Maison Pic is i ... More >>
The legal battles of Eli Roth's "litmus test for dates"
Communal dining at the Noriega Hotel
Amy ScattergoodChef José Andrés.[Update: We're told that the event is (unsurprisingly) full, but those who RSVP will be added to the waiting list.] Spanish chefs José Andrés, Ferran Adriá and Juan Mari Arzak will pop up in Los Angeles for what's being billed as "a discussion on innovati ... More >>
Naomi IwamotoYamashiro with a glass of wineHideo Yamashiro, one of the first chefs to blend French and Japanese cuisine in Los Angeles, has been at his Westside bistro, Orris, for almost six years now. Japanese chefs working their way up the hierarchical ladder is more common than not, wit ... More >>
Najat Kaanache in Alinea's Kitchen Spanish-born Najat Kaanache, 32, is a woman on a mission to learn from the best chefs in the world. In just two years, Kaanache has apprenticed with chefs Grant Achatz at Alinea in Chicago, Thomas Keller at French Laundry in Yountville, and René Redzepi at ... More >>
Marcel Vigneron of Bar210Marcel Vigneron is probably still best known for season 2 of Top Chef, during which he displayed his talents for molecular gastronomy -- and for getting under the skin of his competition. After the show Vigneron, who still has his signature gravity-defying hair, moved ... More >>
A week in the life of food
The Los Angeles Latino Film Festival throws a party