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 >>
There are few dishes so good that they deserve a whole food truck devoted specifically to them. But then again, there are some that deserve not only their own truck, but whole restaurants, even maybe museums. This is true of porchetta, the Italian ode to pork that Italy's Ministry of Agricultural, F ... More >>
The beauty of cookbooks: there is truly something for everyone. Whether you've got a boss who has a thing for handmade pasta, a friend who thinks they're Gordon Ramsay (but doesn't own a pepper mill), or a cousin who's obsessed with every Michelin-starred chef, you can find a cookbook to suit their ... More >>
From our 2012 Restaurant Issue, celebrating everything pizza in L.A.
On a Wednesday evening, 10 students sit along the counter at the Scuola di Pizza, the, yes, "School of Pizza" at L.A.'s premier pizza joint, Mozza. I'd like to say we're a varied lot, but that wouldn't be true -- we're uniformly w ... More >>
It was at the thirty year anniversary of Chez Pannisse where Nancy Silverton first met Dario Cecchini. At the time, Silverton only knew him as the famed Dante-reciting butcher of Chianti, but since then an international culinary friendship has been forged. Every year when Silverton visits Italy, she ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshSotto's porcetto sandwich.You say "porchetta," I say "porcetto," let's call the whole thing off. Actually, let's not. In the delectable and sometimes delicate matter of roasted pork, let's keep the whole thing on, even with the tricky issue of pronunciation. The first term, or so ... More >>
The Heirloom LA food truck (@wpheirloomla) is something of a paradox, nudging at the boundaries of mobile cuisine while undercutting its basic precepts. Street food should be simple. It should be quick, easy to scarf down. And it should definitely be cheap. Or so thin thinking goes. Heirloom LA is ... More >>
How often do we pre-order books these days? Hardly ever, as the book market is so flooded with new and "gently used" copies today we aren't exactly worried that Italy Dish By Dish: A Comprehensive Guide To Eating in Italy is going to sell out as quickly as LudoBites reservations when it is re ... More >>
Eleanore PankowJohn Pankow
You may remember John Pankow from his role as Paul Reiser's everpresent cousin Ira Buchman on the nineties' sit-com "Mad About You" or perhaps you've been watching him steal scenes as Merc Lapidus, the power-obsessed, manipulative and wholly oblivious television ne ... More >>
J. KoslowMatthew Poley with Tad Weyland
In the first part of our interview, Matthew Poley discusses his trajectory from washing dishes at Angelini Osteria to cooking in Umbria at Casa Vissani to co-owning the rapidly growing catering company, Heirloom-LA. In this second part, Poley tells us ... More >>
J. KoslowMatthew Poley of Heirloom-LA
Born and raised in Auburn, Michigan, Matthew Poley watched hours of cooking shows while his athletic brother delved into sports and scholastics. His grandmother took notice and began giving Poley the yearly Christmas gift he most looked forward to -- a n ... More >>