Rachael Narins is a food writer, the author of Cast-Iron Cooking (Storey Publishing, 2016), a chef instructor and the co-founder of Chicks with Knives.
2 years ago | Indian Cuisine
When Akasha Richmond opened Sambar last year, the Indian concept seemed continents away from her eponymous California-style restaurant, Akasha — despite the fact that they're just doors from one another in downtown Culver City. Both spots of...
2 years ago | Farmers Markets
Picture your morning: you've arrived at the local farmers market planning to fill your bags with just-picked produce. It's warm out and you realize that all of that artfully displayed bounty has made you crave something sweeter than the veggies on...
2 years ago | Burgers
To help promote the fourth season of Maron (premiering Wednesday, May 4, on IFC), chef André Guerrero at the Oinkster brought back the messy-delicious Marc Maron burger for a limited time. As an homage to the comic who was raised in Albu...
2 years ago | Bakeries
The evolution of bread in Los Angeles has been rapid. Six years ago, finding a decent loaf could be a challenge. Now, there are more than enough options from which to select our top-10 list. All of the bread sampled was judged on taste, text...
3 years ago | Best of L.A.
Falafel is tasty, vegan, inexpensive, filling and — if you live in L.A. — probably nearby. How close, you ask? We were able to identify a falafel stand in almost every neighborhood, from Hawthorne to Ladera Heights, Reseda to West Covina. One thin...
4 years ago | Cookbooks
For 20 years, the roaming Tomatomania plant sale has supplied Californians with hundreds of varieties of unique and classic seedling varieties. A new cookbook by the man behind Tomatomania, Scott Daigre (and co-author former L.A. Weekly ...