This week the world lost its most highly decorated chef, Joël Robuchon. Chef Ludo Lefebvre recalls lessons he learned at the hands of this master. We also revisit Evan Kleiman and Jonathan Gold’s 2014 visit to Robuchon’s Vegas restaurant. Jean Trinh investigates how some diners in LA can stand waiting two or more hours in line. Finally, we recall Jonathan Gold’s coverage of the influential rap group N.W.A.
Joël Robuchon, restaurant lines, and Jonathan Gold on N.W.A.
From this Episode:
Ludo Lefebvre: Joël Robuchon's impact
French chef Joël Robuchon has died of cancer at age 73. Throughout the course of his landmark career, the chef accrued more than 30 Michelin stars all around the world.
8 min, 19 sec
"The Pope of Cuisine"
In 2014, Evan Kleiman visited Joël Robuchon at his namesake restaurant in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Robuchon spoke to Evan about why he liked the city, how he tailored...
4 min, 57 sec
Jonathan Gold's review of Robuchon's Vegas venture
In 2014, Jonathan Gold joined Evan Kleiman to review the definitive restaurant to "go big" in Vegas: Joël Robuchon.
10 min, 27 sec
Line culture in Los Angeles
A meal at Sqirl: brown rice, sorrel pesto, lacto-fermented hot sauce, watermelon radish, french sheep feta, poached egg, and one hell of an Instagram. Photo by T.Tseng /CC.
10 min, 26 sec
British artist Lucy Sparrow is widely known for her ambitious interactive exhibits.
8 min, 12 sec
Market Report: Okra
It’s okra season at the market, and this week Laura Avery is finding out what chef Juan Pablo Torre is doing with the nutrient-rich vegetable at Bar Garcia .
6 min, 48 sec