For many of us whose idea of good food is a bowl of olives, a plate of mezze, a huge dish of paella or Catalan soup or lamb with couscous, Nancy Harmon Jenkins' cookbook The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, or her newer The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, is one of the basic books of the kitchen. First ... More >>
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 >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Or, as Funke described it, 'Pork on pork on pork.'" Evan Funke Launches a Porchetta Truck: A Mobile Ode to Pork.
"And, for you -- well, it doesn't get much easier than stopping in your local coffee shop to pick up the gift, ... More >>
If you're a Yotam Ottolenghi fan, you probably already have a copy of Jerusalem: A Cookbook by the London-based chef and his longtime friend, business partner and chef Sami Tamimi, who helms the kitchen of Ottolenghi's namesake restaurant. Lucky you. It's the ideal time of year to flip through the 3 ... More >>
Sure, you may have a dozen newly opened gastropubs within Yelp distance from where you live. Or food trucks. Or, arguably best of all, neighborhood taquerias. But in summer, when L.A. farmers markets are loaded with gorgeous produce, sometimes it's more fun to cook your own dinner. Just to prove you ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... 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 >>
You could file this one under the heading Fusion Cooking or maybe just Irony. Yotam Ottolenghi, the British chef and cookbook author, most recently of the book Plenty, will be in town next month cooking a dinner at Animal.
This is funny because Ottolenghi is justly famous for cooking stunni ... More >>
What'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), it's where most of ... More >>
Summer is the season of love. Or so we like to remember. And so while cookbook publishers tout their latest releases as easy, spend-no-time-indoors cookbooks (they'd rather you be grilling), we prefer the opposite -- books that entice you to spend entirely too much time in the kitchen covetin ... More >>