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NEWS
August 18, 2012
Everything Nancy Silverton touches seems to turn to gold. After working for years as pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago, she and then-husband Mark Peel opened Campanile in 1989, and it quickly became one of Southern California's most important restaurants. Pursuing her passion for bread, she started La Brea Bakery the same year, and it quickly became the benchmark for fine sourdough before she sold it in 2001. In 2006, she joined partners Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich in opening the Mozza Restaurant Group , owner of the overwhelmingly popular Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and Mozza2Go.
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January 20, 2011
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NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Holiday revelers can celebrate the season as “Winter in Venice” returns to the Las Vegas Strip, complete with strolling entertainers, outdoor skating and food festivals. The Venetian hosts the annual event, which continues through Jan. 5. Music troupe Celtic Woman will perform “Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $75.50-$99.50 and are available online or by calling (702) 414-9000. A variety of special dinners will take place, many hosted by celebrity chefs.
NEWS
February 18, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Every time I saw a preview for the Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America," I changed the channel. I wrote it off as just another reality TV competition loosely based on cooking and didn't think twice about it. But Sunday night, I found myself sitting at home watching TV and stumbled upon the new season. I laughed so hard I started crying and found myself professing out loud, on more than one occasion, "Best show ever, best show ever. " The show's premise involves Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell competing to turn the worst cooks in America into decent cooks.
NEWS
July 18, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
When the focaccia emerges from the oven at Chi Spacca , it resembles a blistered and bubbly moonscape. Cheese bubbles up between gashes in the thin, crackling crust. I take a bite: This may be the single best thing I've put in my mouth all year. It tastes of olive oil, salt and tangy molten cheese all at once. This isn't the typical bready focaccia from Liguria, but a very particular version from Recco, a little hill town near Genoa. The focaccia is the result of two years' research by Nancy Silverton and Chi Spacca chef Chad Colby.
NEWS
November 30, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
At Peninsula Hotels , sharks stay free. In an effort to protect the species, the company recently announced that it would stop serving shark-fin soup at its hotels in Beijing and Shanghai and at its flagship Hong Kong property as well as its hotels in Beverly Hills, New York and other cities. The parent company of Peninsula, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd., made the announcement Nov. 21 and encouraged other hotels and restaurants to do likewise and "play a role in helping preserve the biodiversity of our oceans.
FOOD
September 8, 1999
1. "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). Recipes from the specialty food store of the same name in the Hamptons.1 Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 21 2. "How To Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes. Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 49 3. "Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook" by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods.
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