In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
- “When we reminisce about the old Luau in Beverly Hills, he always reminds me how the bar was full of call girls.” Meet Your Food Blogger: Pat Saperstein of EatingLA.
- “L.A. seems to get caught up in these trends, when one person has great success with something and then no one can come up with anything new so they just copy it. And the most ridiculous one seems to be the truck.” Q & A With Walter Manzke: The Church and State Chef on The Importance of Salt, His Knife Collection + Why He Hates Food Trucks .
- “It's one thing if you're making a Kobe beef “hambagu,” quite another if every dish has 20 different components.” The Vicissitudes of Guerilla Cuisine: A La Carte to Prix Fixe at LudoBites.
- “It seems food bloggers should be putting their cooking skills to use more often.” Food Blogger Bake Sale Raises $3,000 for the L.A. Regional Food Bank.
- “The city is covered in exhaust smoke, and it's harder to imagine growing food here then being one of those people who, um, walk.” Top 10 Ways to Eat Local in L.A..
- “Come on, it may be Keller's version of a brownie, but it's still a brownie.” Can't Get To Bouchon Bistro? Stay Home and Make Your Own Chocolate Bouchons.
- “There are dry-aging rooms that are 700 square feet.” McCall's Meat and Fish Company Opening Mid-January: A Shop By Chefs For, Well, Everybody.
- “Growing up in Los Angeles, my brother and I used to joke that all Mexican food was just the same ingredients, put into different edible containers.” Squid Ink Food Fight: Santa Monica Wet Burrito, Lettuce Be the Judge.