| Jul 29, 2009
What if no one had introduced Caroline Styne, then manager of Jones, to Suzanne Goin, who was at the time chef de cuisine at Campanile? We wouldn't have Lucques or A.O.C., two of L.A.'s most beloved restaurants. And we certainly wouldn't have the...
| Aug 26, 2009
When I pull up to Ado, the new Italian restaurant that's moved into the old Amuse space on Main Street in Venice, chef-owner Antonio Muré is standing in his whites in the doorway, his dark hair pulled into a ponytail, so chic he looks as if he's waiting...
| Mar 20, 2009
| 12:37 PM
Total time: 35 minutes
Note: Fava beans are available at select Whole Foods and through West Central Produce. One-third cup cooked, shelled edamame (soy beans) can be substituted.
1 pound whole fresh fava beans
1/4 pound Dungeness crab...
| Jan 20, 2010
Eating fruits, veggies and seafood when they're in season is healthy for you and the planet.
When produce is ripe off the vine, it has more flavor and nutrition than when it is shipped across continents. Fruits and vegetables are more plentiful in...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 12:16 PM
This year the Food section published 380 recipes. How do we remember them all, much less decide on 10 best?
It's a perennial dilemma. Take Russ Parsons' spiny lobster story (Oct. 20). It offered three lobster recipes that each received an equal number of...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 11:24 AM
Easton's Phoenicia opened about a month ago, but most of the tables were filled on a recent Saturday night. Word travels fast when there's something to talk about.
That something would be an extensive menu of well-made Middle Eastern and Lebanese fare...
| Oct 1, 2009
There's no law that says a Greek restaurant must take up residence on the six-block stretch of Halsted Street known as Greektown, but one could be forgiven for thinking so.So, when a brash newcomer like Taxim sets up shop on the Wicker Park/Bucktown...
| Mar 31, 2009
| 6:22 PM
In San Juan Capistrano, spring is heralded by the arrival of the first swallows. In Santa Monica, it's the first fava beans. One of the most popular of all farmers market vegetables, favas have ascended to culinary stardom contrary to all reason. They'...
| Apr 6, 2009
| 1:31 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Note: Fava beans are available at Whole Foods stores and farmers markets.
6 pounds fresh fava beans in their pods
4 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon minced shallots
4 teaspoons flour
1 cup milk
| Sep 14, 2005
People complain all the time about the demise of fine dining -- but it's alive and well at the Dining Room, the premier restaurant of the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, where the gifted young chef Craig Strong cooks five nights a week....