April 4, 2013 |
Via Nowness.com , I came across a beautiful little (three-minute-plus) film about Chi Spacca , ("cleaver") the new Mario Batali et al restaurant next door to Osteria Mozza on Melrose Avenue. If you haven't been, go. This is a restaurant where Chad Colby, who's responsible for all those fabulous family-style pig dinners at Scuola di Pizza, showcases his meticulous salumi and everything he's learned about the art of whole animal butchery. The film begins with the sound of a knife being sharpened.
February 18, 2013 |
Chef Brian Malarkey , a judge on ABC's new cooking competition show "The Taste," has five restaurants in San Diego: Searsucker , Burlap , Gabardine , Gingham and Herringbone . Malarkey, who will lead a cooking demonstration Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show , shared his favorite food hangouts when he travels to these five cities: Portland, Ore.: Pok Pok and Clyde Common are two of my favorite...
December 15, 2012 |
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills. I've bought or borrowed quite a few culinary apps - some terrific, some boring, some duds. The best are full-on apps, with hours of video included. Others are more like enhanced books, but even those include tricks such as dumping all the ingredients for a recipe into a shopping basket with the click of a button.
March 8, 2012 |
Mario Batali, the pony-tailed celebrity chef and Los Angeles restaurant owner, has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle the class-action lawsuit in which he was accused of bilking servers out of part of their tips, according to a Bloomberg News report . Batali, who is frequently seen on television and touts a line of products including cookbooks and kitchenware, was sued in a New York federal court along with his business partner Joseph Bastianich,...
March 8, 2012 |
Mario Batali, the celebrity TV chef and owner of a string of restaurants, is often seen with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, taste-testing the culinary delights of Spain in their public television series "On the Road Again. " Batali took a detour, through his lawyers, to New York federal court in Manhattan, where he was sued and accused of cheating workers of part of their tips for serving wine. He and his associate Joseph Bastianich agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle the class-action lawsuit, according to court papers.
January 27, 2012 |
On the heels of the Paula Deen debacle comes a new show from the Food Network: "Fat Chef. " No euphemisms allowed here, apparently. The new reality series, which debuted this week in an incredible feat of good timing, features obese chefs who need and want to drop a considerable amount of weight, and do so -- or try to do so -- with the help of a trainer. Unlike you and me, for these people food is their life -- literally. They're preparing it, cooking it and tasting it for most of the day because their jobs depend on it. With long, stressful days being the norm for many chefs, finding time to exercise is sometimes next to impossible.