May 23, 2013 |
Health experts estimate that as many as a third of us have some level of intolerance to gluten -- a protein found mostly in wheat. And gluten shows up in more than bread and cake -- foods you might not guess, such as sauces and herb mixes. On Thursday, at 11 a.m. Pacific time , we'll talk with Kristine Kidd, who has been gluten free for years and has written a cookbook called "Weeknight Gluten-Free. " She spent two decades as an editor at Bon Appetit magazine. We hope you will join us live, or if you can't, please listen to the archived conversation.
May 20, 2013 |
A word of advice. Never use the phrase "just a burger" with Nancy Silverton. I did and was promptly challenged on every aspect of burger-making, starting with where to buy the meat, what grind, size of patty, how to cook it, what to serve with it, what pickle, what bun, what ketchup, what mayonnaise, what mustard, what cheese, how thick to slice the avocado, what bacon, what smoke on the bacon, what occasion. The co-founder of Campanile restaurant and La Brea Bakery may be famous for more sophisticated food, but to her, the burger is one of the great American dishes, and exactly the thing that she likes to give friends for an end-of-summer barbecue.
May 18, 2013 |
Ellen Bennett launched an apron company last year not knowing how to sew and not knowing how to run a business. Now she has the world, so to speak, by the strings. "There was just the idea," says the diminutive, consistently buoyant 25-year-old who also works two days a week as a cook at Providence restaurant in Hollywood, "that there could be a better (and better-looking) apron. " Her own first apron had two slightly angled pockets - one for her Moleskine notebook and the other for an orange - and another specifically for her tweezers.
May 15, 2013 |
The neighborhood on the eastern edge of downtown's Arts District, already home to Church & State, Bestia and Bread Lounge, is attracting another restaurant newcomer. Come late summer, the hospitality group behind the Churchill, the Hudson and Clover will open a new restaurant at 7th and Santa Fe in the building that once was a loading dock for food company Heinz. The group Cardiff Giant says it has tapped David Nayfeld, former senior sous chef at Eleven Madison Park in New York, as executive chef of the yet-to-be-named restaurant. A representative for the restaurant says that, like the name, no details about the concept or menu are available yet. But to introduce himself to Los Angeles, Nayfeld, who hasn't cooked here before, will take part in a collaborative dinner with chef Michael Voltaggio of Ink restaurant on June 4. The six-course dinner will include three courses from each chef, showcasing their respective culinary styles, and is touted as a glimpse into what Nayfeld will be doing at the downtown restaurant.
May 12, 2013 |
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, AOC, Tavern and the Larders at the Tavern and on Burton Way. Married to Hungry Cat chef David Lentz, Goin has three kids - 4 1/2-year-old Charles and 6-year-old twins, Alexandra and Jack. What does she want for Mother's Day? Goin summed it up succinctly by email: “Sleep in, big breakfast, nap, massage, play with kids, dinner with David, sleep (did I mention sleep?
May 10, 2013 |
Gordon Ramsay, the temperamental British chef, has been a fixture on Fox since the 2005 debut of "Hell's Kitchen. " Now the network is extending the relationship with Ramsay even further with a multiyear deal that includes a new fifth show to star him, this time with a group of budding child chefs. Will kids be enough to break the gruff Ramsay? As with "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares," the premise of "Junior MasterChef" has been road-tested already in the U.K. and deemed a hit, so it's coming to our shores.