In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.

  • “Musso & Frank Grill, although it is perhaps most famous for serving steaks and impeccable martinis to character actors, is a rare conservatory of early-20th-century American cooking, and if the EPA cared as much about threatened dishes as it does about endangered species, it would protect the kitchen with the same vigor it protects wetlands” Best Jellied Consommé (1919): Musso & Frank Grill.
  • “'In lieu of flowers, next of kin would like a side of onion rings.'” Attention, Colbert Nation: Top 7 Thoughts For Food, Courtesy Stephen Colbert.
  • “Maybe it's because you're watching sixteen pale-faced, middle-aged dudes in blue jeans sculpting shiny, delicate flowers or meticulously gilding a cream puff or magically creating flowing ribbons out of pulled sugar.” Kings of Pastry: A Documentary About Pulled Sugar, Buttercream & Nerves of Steel.
  • “In the meantime, we'll make some Test Kitchen reservations (the idea perhaps) and go resurrect our LP of Stayin' Alive. Yes, we do have one. Don't we all.” Brian's Hair: Your New Twitter Mashup.
  • “When you have lunch with Chris Kimball, otherwise known as the Executive Chef of America's Test Kitchen, you expect a little analysis. No, a lot of analysis.” Q & A With Chris Kimball of Cook's Illustrated: Jello, Calf Brain Appetizers + His New Book.
  • “Do we need more good ramen shops in Los Angeles? Always.” Ramen Yamadaya Opens In Torrance.
  • “At Del Taco, National Taco Day is probably as holy as the Feast of the Epiphany, but with more tacos.” Happy National Taco Day + 5 Very Fine Tacos.
  • “The next edition of LudoBites — this is now 6.0, if you and Sam Sifton are counting — is now set to go.” LudoBites 6.0: Coming to Max Restaurant in Sherman Oaks.
  • LA Weekly