| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
With all of the hullabaloo about the absence of female chefs in Time magazine’s recent boy-crazy cover story on Food Gods, we thought it might be time to remind readers of just how welcoming California always has been to women in the kitchen....
| Sep 29, 2012
For more than 20 years, Campanile has played an important role in shaping the cuisine of Southern California and beyond, not just through its menu but also through the many graduates of its kitchen. Among these are:
Govind Armstrong, chef and co-owner of...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Every spirit has its own personality. Vodka is bright and cheerful; tequila is sensual and a bit sloppy; gin is no-nonsense and driven; rum is reckless and bold. Then there's whiskey.
Whiskey is sexy and sullen and a bit mean. It's a spirit that plays...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Could it possibly get any better than grilled cheese? I don't think so. And while it's hard to beat the perfection that is ooey-gooey melted cheese between two crisp pieces of bread, we do have some ideas to help you take it to the next level. Ideas...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic and self-proclaimed “belly of Los Angeles,” is selecting his 101 favorite restaurants for a special section to be published in The Times on May 23. And if...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When it comes to dreaming about a perfect Mother’s Day, Los Angeles’ top chefs turn out to be just like working moms everywhere -- sleep and perfectly behaved children are at the top of the list.
Suzanne Goin is chef and owner at Lucques,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Could it possibly get any easier than sandwiches? Probably not. Simple, fast and easy to consume, sandwiches are tailor-made for dinner after a long day.
This panini inspiration comes courtesy of chef and cookbook writer Deborah Madison and her husband,...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The James Beard Foundation Awards -- the Academy Awards of the food world -- were distributed Monday night in New York, and it was a victory for women but a shutout for Southern California.
The winner for outstanding chef, the last award in a long,...
| Jan 26, 2013
What you think about Cortez is going to depend in large part on what you think about crowds, and noise, and screechy jazz, about well-meaning servers who are slightly impatient with the idea of service, and about spending most of an hour leaning up...
| Jun 1, 2013
When the first AOC opened a decade ago, nobody quite knew what to make of the place, a wine bar near the original Farmers Market that seemed to specialize in cured meats, salads and lots of tiny dishes that reflected the flavors of coastal Italy and...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne are expanding their dining empire with their first out-of-town property, a farm-to-table restaurant in the tony Santa Barbara suburb of Montecito....
| May 10, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The great opera and theater director Peter Sellars draped a chain of Lithuanian amber around his neck for PreCognito, something he does, he said, only for very special occasions.
That special occasion, Thursday’s gala dinner, celebrated the Santa...