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Kale Chips and Power Smoothies on Wolfgang Puck’s 20th Oscar Menu (2014 Oscar Menu Included)

Posted February 27, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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What are your favorite celebrities going to eat at this year’s Governor’s Ball? Chef Wolfgang Puck tells us what he’s cooking and reflects on 20 years of catering the event.

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Chef CJ Jacobsen’s Forest Floor Pear

Posted January 31, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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This is not a regular pear.  It’s not just that it’s an especially tasty variety (which it is), it’s that it smells just like hiking through a SoCal mountain trail.  It’s so aromatic that my truck cab was infused with the smell for days after transporting the pear from KCRW to my house.
How CJ did it:
Chef CJ Jacobson of Girasol in Studio City is …

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Recipe: Scarpetta Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Posted January 24, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week on Good Food, Evan speaks with Scott Conant, a judge on Chopped on the Food Network and the chef who helms five branches of his restaurant Scarpetta nationwide. Last year he released The Scarpetta Cookbook which includes a recipe for his famous bowl of pasta.

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Books on Food: 12 Reads for the Long Run

Posted December 13, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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These books are an eclectic group from gifted authors whose recipes, tips, instruction and/or explanation of techniques will edify the way you look at ingredients and how you transform them into meals. Look at these authors like the mentors they are and embrace what they have to say. This was the hardest category to narrow down. I get literally hundreds of books a year …

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In Defense of the Uncookable Cookbook: Eight Books That Will Inspire You

Posted December 11, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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I get an average of 200 cookbooks a year sent to me. Yes, it’s like a dream, occasionally a nightmare actually. Sometimes so many arrive in one day that I start to fantasize about making furniture out of them. But this year was an order of magnitude of not only the quantity of books, but the quality. It was the year the coffee table …

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I Dare You to Cook This: The “Winter Tidal Pool” from Manresa: An Edible Reflection

Posted December 6, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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David Kinch is both a chef and a surfer. This dish, which he serves at his Los Gatos restaurant Manresa, is inspired by his frequent dips in the Pacific Ocean. He calls it “a winter tidal pool.”

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Why David Kinch of Manresa Does Not Sous Vide Proteins

Posted December 4, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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David Kinch is the chef and owner of Manresa, a two Michelin starred restaurant in Los Gatos, California. His new book which he wrote with Christine Muhlke is Manresa: An Edible Reflection. In conversation with Good Food’s Evan Kleiman, Kinch explained why he only uses sous vide techniques for some fruits and vegetables, and never for proteins. “I’m very opinionated about this,” he says. …

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Events: Alice Waters and David Kinch coming to Chino Farm

Posted October 29, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Few farms have received the acclaim yet retained an aura of mystery as has Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe.  The produce grown by the Chino family is as close to perfect as I’ve experienced.  And when I say perfect I mean each individual vegetable or fruit tastes so much like itself sometimes it’s like meeting it for the first time.  Alice Waters and …

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Knife Fight: Evan’s Judging Debut

Posted October 22, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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The current food scene in LA has two parts – one that you the diner participate in and get to see. But the other is more mysterious and happens for the most part behind closed doors. This is the world of chefs kicking back after a night on the line. A world where friendships are made, where people talk shit, and every once in …

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What to do on Sunday: Weho Book Fair + Thai Fest 2013

Posted September 26, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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If you love books and you love eating there’s a lot to do on Sunday.
I’ll be interviewing Anne Willan at the Culinary Pavilion of the Book Fair at 1pm then running to the Thai Fest 2013 to lead a discussion of Thai Cuisine in America  at 4:30pm with an exciting mix of chefs (Jet Tila, Curtis Stone, Sang Yoon, Andy Ricker, & Kris Yenbamroong).
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