Photo of the nopales skillet at Tacos y Mezcal courtesy of Alex Asencio.
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Photo of Taylor Parsons and Mike Diamond used with permission.
The Beastie Boys once said, “I chill at White Castle ‘cause it’s the best. But I’m fly at Fat Burger when I’m way out west.” But much has changed since then. Former Beastie Boy Mike D and sommelier Taylor Parsons are teaming up to help curate the wine list for the new Hollywood wine bar and restaurant, Hearth & Hound.
Turkey is one-thirteenth the size of the U.S. but is equally diverse in topography, which lends itself to various ingredients and flavors in Turkish cuisine. Robyn Eckhardt’s first cookbook explores the many influences the country’s food incorporates. These recipes paired with Davíd Hagerman’s photos capture the vibrancy embedded in Turkish food and culture.
Photo of Jean Trinh, courtesy of Michael Kovac.
Grand Central Market isn’t the only beloved L.A. market celebrating its centennial this fall. At the Seventh Street Produce Market, home to Sunday food fair ‘Smorgasburg,’ fresh fruits and vegetables are available to shoppers daily. Writer Jean Trinh dug through the archives to document the evolution and changes of this historic market for the LA Weekly.
Street corn at Tacos y Mezcal courtesy of Alex Asencio.
This week, Jonathan Gold heads all the way out to Bell to find mole goddess Rocio Camacho’s delicious guisados being served from cast iron skillets, alongside crispy street corn and refreshingly soft tortilla chips. Read his full review in the Los Angeles Times.
Photo of journalist Tracie McMillan by Roman Cho
When journalist Tracie McMillan set out to discover how the American food system provides for America's working poor, she went undercover working several blue collar jobs. The experience resulted in her book, "The American Way of Eating." One of her jobs was in a restaurant kitchen, where she encountered constant harassment and was sexually assaulted. She recently recounted the experience in a New York Times op-ed.
Photo of 189 by Dominique Ansel. Photo by Jakob Layman.
The man behind the craze-worthy Cronut is finally setting up shop in Los Angeles. Angelenos love their hype but Dominique Ansel actually delivers with a menu of creative desserts. We had a chance to catch up at his new spot, 189 by Dominique Ansel at The Grove.
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The Water Show Water may be the essence of life but it’s subject to near-constant misuse. Journalist Mark Arax profiles a couple running a water monopoly in the Central Valley. A once abundant Cambodian lake is in decline, leaving fisherman and half the population scrambling for fish. We’ve heard of using less water but what about eating less water? And Mark Gold (Jonathan’s brother) shares tips on water conservation in LA.
Mark Bittman on grilling, the business of beef, and historic Filipinotown It’s summer cookout season, and Mark Bittman has some essential grilling tips. Third-generation butcher Katie Flannery talks life in the beef business. English chef James Whetlor wants us to consider eating more goat. As Filipinotown gentrifies, the owners of a new bar are trying to reach out to their neighbors. Jonathan Gold talks food-centric cinema. And a peculiar vegetable is popping up at the farmers market.
Nigella Lawson, peaches, and reimagining Jewish food at Freedman's Fine dining is nice, but sometimes the best bites are those that remind us of home. Nigella Lawson wants to celebrate home cooks in her latest book. Jonah and Amanda Freedman are recreating the bagels of their childhood at their modern Jewish deli, Freedman’s. Beyond the bagels, Jonathan Gold says the rest of the menu at Freedman’s is delicious and nostalgic in ways difficult to explain. Also, peaches at the market.
Ramadan's culinary traditions, what's next for the Farm Bill, and avocados Congress failed to pass the Farm Bill last week. What tanked the legislation? London author Anissa Helou discusses some foods traditionally eaten after sundown during Ramadan, in addition to other foods of the Islamic world. And how is one of LA’s best chefs secretly running a clothing line? Plus, Jonathan Gold returns from Japan with a deepened respect for chef Yoshihiro Narisawa.
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Ramadan recipes: Saudi roasted lamb shoulder on a bed of fragrant rice Ramadan is underway around the world. The month-long observance began on May 17 and will last until June 15. After sunset, many observant Muslims will break their fasts with customary meals. Anissa Helou shares a recipe from her latest cookbook “Feast: Food of the Islamic World,” to enjoy after dusk. Read More