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Ludo Lefebvre: Joël Robuchon's impact 8 MIN, 19 SEC

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. Chef Ludo Lefebvre remembers Robuchon’s impact on contemporary French cuisine.


French chef and Michelin’s most-starred man, Joël Robuchon has died
of cancer at age 73. Photo by Charles Platiau/Reuters.

"The Pope of Cuisine" 4 MIN, 57 SEC

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 his menu to each location and what his seminary days were like.

Jonathan Gold's review of Robuchon's Vegas venture 10 MIN, 27 SEC

In 2014, Jonathan Gold joined Evan Kleiman to review the definitive restaurant to "go big" in Vegas: Joël Robuchon. Gold described Las Vegas as the de facto luxury dining district of Los Angeles, not unlike what the Time Warner Building in New York is for fine dining in Manhattan.

Line culture in Los Angeles 10 MIN, 26 SEC


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.

Waiting in line for food in Los Angeles usually means one of two things: the meal is particularly photographable, or it’s really, really good. Contributor Jean Trinh stopped by three of LA’s longest lines to find out what keeps people waiting.

Sparrow Mart 8 MIN, 12 SEC

British artist Lucy Sparrow is widely known for her ambitious interactive exhibits. Recently she opened an installation in the lobby of The Standard Hotel, a stunning reimagining of a 1980s supermarket stocked with nearly 31,000 handmade felt “groceries.” The exhibit runs until August 31. Opening hours are from 11am to 9pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

 

Market Report: Okra 6 MIN, 48 SEC

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. Also, farmer Luis Jaime of JF Organic Farms talks about the vegetable’s unique harvest season.


Socca with crispy okra and avocado at Bar Garcia. 
Photo courtesy of Juan Pablo Torre.

Jonathan Gold on N.W.A. 7 MIN, 20 SEC

Before Jonathan Gold turned his attention entirely toward food, he was primarily known for his music writing. Eater’s Mona Holmes recalls the first time she read Jonathan Gold’s richly detailed feature on N.W.A. that he wrote for the LA Weekly in 1989.


Writer Mona Holmes recalls reading Jonathan Gold’s 1989
cover story on rap group N.W.A. for the first time.

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