February 20, 2013 |
If you read only one food story today (not that I'm advising that), you absolutely must read Andy Greenwald's brilliant piece on food television on Grantland . Not only is it a smart analysis of how the genre has devolved from Julia and Jacques to Rachael and Guy, but it's studded with enough laugh-out-loud lines to make any ordinary writer's year. Emeril Lagasse was “A lumbering, rump roast of a man who cooked like Paul Prudhomme but talked like the Gorton's Fisherman.” (Now he's “a Wookie in winter.”)
December 12, 2002
Re "U.S. Gives N. Korea Provisos on Food Aid," Dec. 7: Instead of wasting good food by giving it to a repressive Communist regime that doesn't keep its promises, let's send the food to feed the starving Ethiopian people, who need it much more. It seems to me that Ethiopia gets attention only when there isn't any other news that our television networks' news anchors can report. Fred Tuck Los Angeles
August 18, 2013 |
Penny-pinching travelers are spending less on food and drinks, and some hotels are responding by putting an end to traditional room service. Others are working harder to entice their guests' taste buds. New York Hilton Midtown, the biggest hotel in New York City (it has nearly 2,000 rooms), announced plans to eliminate room service starting this summer. In its place, the hotel will offer a cafeteria-type restaurant where guests can grab quick meals like pizza and sandwiches. “Hotels are thinking of retooling to make the food offerings more limited,” said Bruce Baltin, senior vice president at hospitality consulting firm PKF Consulting.
June 7, 1998
In "Les Deux Cafe's Inside Story," (Restaurants, April 26), S. Irene Virbila uses much space to praise the restaurant's "wondrously civilized outdoor dining space," "sense of style and gracious ambience" and "vibrant and alluring atmosphere" before writing: "If Les Deux Cafe has a drawback, it's the food." But then, who cares about the food in a restaurant review? Al Hix Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2000
Last week, while the press was focused on politicians, protesters and parties (i.e. food), several organizations were working behind the scenes with L.A.'s finest chefs and catering kitchens to coordinate the recycling of the good perishable foods left over from hundreds of DNC parties and events. In seven days, my organization, Angel Harvest, which picks up good leftover food and delivers it immediately (for free) to shelters and agencies feeding people in need, provided 29,687 meals to the hungry.
April 15, 2002
Re your April 11 photo, "A Fight Against Famine": Since when does the U.N. make famished people work for their 4 1/2 pounds of grain? I was appalled to see this photo of North Koreans--starving people--piling up dirt for food. It looked pathetic and like "make work" to me, and no better than slavery. I hope that The Times can follow up on this issue with further reporting on the policies of food distribution by the U.N. and in particular an explanation of the South Pyongan situation. Dorian Hunter Fullerton
June 28, 2013 |
I'll confess a bias: I find little to like about Paula Deen, and the public flap about her use of the "N-word" word (which she seems to think wasn't really all that bad ) makes it more comfortable to be what her ardent fans would call a snob. Like my colleague Alexandra Le Tellier , I find the pancreas-exhausting concoctions Deen charmingly hawks in her cookbooks and on her shows to be only slightly less dangerous than poison. Need an example? Read her recipe for, yes, deep-fried butter balls, and tell me that such a matter-of-fact description of how to destroy your heart doesn't have the same chilling effect as reading a lethal-injection checklist.