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August 28, 2012
Ludo Lefebvre has been named one of the World's 50 Greatest Chefs by Relais & Chateaux, despite not having a restaurant of his own. A French native, Lefebvre quickly made a name for himself in Southern California  as the executive chef at L'Orangerie and then improved on that at short-lived Bastide. In 2007, he launched LudoBites and helped usher in the pop-up roving gourmet restaurant movement.  He starred in the Sundance Channel's "Ludo Bites America" and has also appeared on "Top Chef Masters" and "Iron Chef.
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FOOD
February 2, 2014 | By Betty Hallock
For decades, Toshiaki Toyoshima has followed the same ritual each morning at his downtown restaurant: He ties on his indigo happi - a short-sleeved Japanese chef's jacket - and dons a white cap before he begins cutting fish for nearly 500 customers who dine at Sushi Gen daily. But in January, Toyoshima's tradition-bound routine was upset. He had to add a step: A new law now forces him to snap on a pair of thin vinyl gloves before he can touch the fish. His gloved hands seem to move no less deftly as he stands behind mounds of tuna fillets glistening on his counter and slices the raw fish with a long knife.
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NEWS
March 25, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming to USC on April 20 and 21. In addition to the literary stars that will give talks at the festival, chefs and cookbook authors will make appearances for cooking demonstrations and interviews at the festival's cooking stage. Ludo Lefebvre of "The Taste," Alex Guarnaschelli of "Iron Chef" and more are slated to attend. Here's a look at the schedule of guests who will take over the cooking stage: April 20 11 a.m. -- Melissa d'Arabian, author of "Ten Dollar Dinners" 12:30 p.m. -- Susan Feniger, author of "Susan Feniger's Street Food"  2 p.m. -- Alex Guarnaschelli, author of "Old-School Comfort Food"  3:30 p.m. -- Brian Boitano , author of "What Would Brian Boitano Make?"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Since background-check legislation was voted down in the Senate on Thursday, Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," expects a "lively" conversation at his panel on guns in America at the 18th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. "This is a hot-button issue, and we have a collection of some of the leading scholars on guns and gun politics on this panel," he says. "Sometimes things can get heated. But I find that people are really hungering for a balanced, non-emotional discussion.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
The amount of secrecy surrounding Trois Mec, the new restaurant by Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Animal and Son of a Gun) and Ludo Lefebvre ("The Taste" and Ludo Bites) would rival a top-secret CIA mission. The restaurant is hidden away at the back of a shopping center off Highland in the old Raffallo's pizza joint. The three chefs have kept a tight lid on the partnership and the restaurant concept, until now. On Wednesday afternoon, the core Trois Mec crew, Shook, Dotolo, Lefebvre, Lefebvre's wife Krissy, director of operations Helen Johannesen and chef de cuisine Doug Rankin, were seated around the restaurant's four tables.
FOOD
May 20, 2010 | Betty Hallock
How to decipher the runaway success of Ludo Lefebvre? The chef has L.A. on a culinary string and doesn't even have a professional stove to call his own. Reservations at his pop-up restaurant LudoBites - several-week stints of Lefebvre cooking at various locations, including a bakery and an art gallery - sell out overnight. And if he's serving fried chicken from a food truck, the line of customers/fanatics will be an hour (or two) long. This month he was dubbed a "chef of the future" in Time.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Robyn Almodovar shouldn't be a bit disappointed that she was eliminated this week on "Hell's Kitchen. " Instead, she should be thinking, "How did I make it through to the top six on 'Hell's Kitchen'?!?!" Chef Gordon Ramsay said it. She had plenty of heart and passion. But she just didn't have the maturity and the temperament. At times, she was little more than a big baby with a handkerchief tied around her head. This week saw one of the best competitions of each season, the "taste it, now make it" challenge, ushered in by famed L.A. chefs Ludo Lefebvre and Quinn Hatfield.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Wrestler Henry Cejudo; 3 Doors Down; chef Lourdes Castro; Denise Richards; Jordin Sparks. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Tori Spelling. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Sofía Vergara; OneRepublic performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Tom Bergeron. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Giuliana and Bill Rancic; chef Ludo Lefebvre. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil A recovering addict and his mother return to try to help a young woman hooked on drugs.
NEWS
October 27, 2012 | By Leah Rodrigues
Flavour Gallery , the maker of T-shirts aimed at chefs and foodies, has a new fall line featuring designs by Andrew Zimmern, Chris Cosentino and other notable chefs. “The Other White Meat” T-shirt with the head of a hoary goat, pictured above, was designed by Zimmern (host of the Travel Channe l 's “Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern"). The new line is due to release in early November. Flavour Gallery owners Alfredo and Erin Malatesta launched the brand in 2011, aiming to “unite and identify fellow culinary enthusiasts” - you know, the way Joseph Gordon Levitt's Joy Division T-shirt in “500 Days of Summer” banded together nostalgic 80s-era fans of late-70s post-punk, or something like that.
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
A perspicacious Twitter follower named Jim Lawrence summed it up in a single sentence: “This is the 21st century: the only things in my timeline right now are Chavez and @Nigella_Lawson” So just how Twitter-ific is the star of “The Taste”? Would you believe 27 tweets in the five-hour period surrounding the show's airing (separate times for the coasts)? All told, there were more than 60 tweets from the assorted co-hosts -- and that's with one of them incognito. Among Lawson's pearls of wisdom: “Wearing @lwrenscott Postmistress Dress for @TheTasteABC tonight,” she tweeted at the start of the show.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
The amount of secrecy surrounding Trois Mec, the new restaurant by Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Animal and Son of a Gun) and Ludo Lefebvre ("The Taste" and Ludo Bites) would rival a top-secret CIA mission. The restaurant is hidden away at the back of a shopping center off Highland in the old Raffallo's pizza joint. The three chefs have kept a tight lid on the partnership and the restaurant concept, until now. On Wednesday afternoon, the core Trois Mec crew, Shook, Dotolo, Lefebvre, Lefebvre's wife Krissy, director of operations Helen Johannesen and chef de cuisine Doug Rankin, were seated around the restaurant's four tables.
NEWS
March 25, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming to USC on April 20 and 21. In addition to the literary stars that will give talks at the festival, chefs and cookbook authors will make appearances for cooking demonstrations and interviews at the festival's cooking stage. Ludo Lefebvre of "The Taste," Alex Guarnaschelli of "Iron Chef" and more are slated to attend. Here's a look at the schedule of guests who will take over the cooking stage: April 20 11 a.m. -- Melissa d'Arabian, author of "Ten Dollar Dinners" 12:30 p.m. -- Susan Feniger, author of "Susan Feniger's Street Food"  2 p.m. -- Alex Guarnaschelli, author of "Old-School Comfort Food"  3:30 p.m. -- Brian Boitano , author of "What Would Brian Boitano Make?"
OPINION
March 19, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Presale tickets for the culinary event Le Grand Fooding are now on sale. The event will take place April 26 and 27 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and will feature some of the best chefs in Paris and Los Angeles, including Nancy Silverton, Josef Centeno and Roy Choi.  The chef lineup on April 26: Choi of the Kogi empire, Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand in Paris, Centeno of Baco Mercat and Bar Ama, Gregory Marchand of Frenchie in Paris, Jean-François...
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
A perspicacious Twitter follower named Jim Lawrence summed it up in a single sentence: “This is the 21st century: the only things in my timeline right now are Chavez and @Nigella_Lawson” So just how Twitter-ific is the star of “The Taste”? Would you believe 27 tweets in the five-hour period surrounding the show's airing (separate times for the coasts)? All told, there were more than 60 tweets from the assorted co-hosts -- and that's with one of them incognito. Among Lawson's pearls of wisdom: “Wearing @lwrenscott Postmistress Dress for @TheTasteABC tonight,” she tweeted at the start of the show.
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre did their best to seduce viewers on Tuesday night's semifinals episode of "The Taste. " It was all about making the perfect, seductive bite. Ingrid Hoffmann, star of the Food Network show "Simply Delicioso," played guest judge for the team spoon challenge and chose Sarah Schiear from Lefebvre's team as the winning bite. Schiear, a food blogger from Florida, made an impressive spoonful of panna cotta with caramel and caviar.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
ABC's "The Taste" is proving once again that L.A. chefs have some serious game. On Tuesday night's episode, L.A. girl Khristianne Uy kicked some serious butt when she turned sweet breads, bone marrow, pork tongue and pig ears into a masterpiece. The episode was all about off-cut ingredients, with c hefs David McMillan and Frederic Morin of Joe Beef, Liverpool House and McKiernan Luncheonette in Montreal acting as guest judges. For the third week in a row Ludo Lefebvre picked annoying Gregg Drusinsky to represent the team with his spoonful of head cheese, royally annoying everyone.
OPINION
March 19, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Presale tickets for the culinary event Le Grand Fooding are now on sale. The event will take place April 26 and 27 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and will feature some of the best chefs in Paris and Los Angeles, including Nancy Silverton, Josef Centeno and Roy Choi.  The chef lineup on April 26: Choi of the Kogi empire, Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand in Paris, Centeno of Baco Mercat and Bar Ama, Gregory Marchand of Frenchie in Paris, Jean-François...
FOOD
February 11, 2010
The cast of "Top Chef Masters" Season 2 has been announced, and local chefs Ludo Lefebvre and Mark Peel will return to the show. Expect other L.A. chefs to appear: Govind Armstrong, who judged an elimination challenge last season, will come back to compete in Season 2 as well. Susan Feniger of Street will make her first appearance as a contestant. The new season begins April 7 on Bravo. Creative cocktails at new 320 Main For anyone interested in cocktails, there's a new address to remember.
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Things are finally heating up both in and out of the kitchen on ABC's "The Taste. " On Tuesday night's episode, personalities clashed and even the judges found themselves at each other's throats during judgment. For the team challenge, each contestant prepared a food and wine pairing with an Alamos Malbec from Argentina. Each team selects one spoonful to represent the team. If that spoonful is chosen as the best, the chef who prepared it gets immunity. Former sommelier at the French Laundry and former head sommelier at Per Se, André Hueston Mack , and David Kinch of Manresa Restaurant acted as guest judges and mentors.  The chefs turned into anxiety monsters while the mentors decided which spoon would represent the teams.
NEWS
January 30, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
The blind taste auditions finally came to an end on Tuesday night's episode of "The Taste. " Typically, the auditions are the best part of any competition. Those shows highlight the wackiest, worst, no-business-being-on-TV people for your entertainment pleasure. But I got a little bored with "The Taste. " Watching judges Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey and Anthony Bourdain wear the same clothing they did in the first episode, but pretend it was a different day, and send chef after chef home with no real reason left me wanting more, and frustrated with the show's premise.
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