We spoke to six L.A. chefs and sommeliers about their holiday gift recommendations for home cooks, so you didn’t have to! Find out what the minds behind the City of Angels’ hottest restaurants can’t cook without.
For famed chef, restauranteur, food entrepreneur and co-author of Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine, Lidia Bastianich, meatballs are comfort food. She shares her recipe for “Polpette con Melanzane” or Meatballs with Eggplant.
James Beard Award-winning food writer and critic Ruth Reichl’s new cookbook, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, recalls the emotionally laden dishes that got her through the abrupt closure of Gourmet Magazine.
A self-professed lover of eggs, French celebrity chef Jacques Pépin shares this recipe for Eggs in Pepper Boats from his new cookbook, Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul. It’s an easy-to-make that combines eggs, sweet peppers, cheese and cilantro—perfect for brunch or lunch.