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Celebrating home cooking 13 MIN, 5 SEC

Home cook extraordinaire Nigella Lawson encourages her readers to
get comfortable in the kitchen in her latest cookbook. Photo by David Ellis.

Despite a long career in the food industry, Nigella Lawson prefers the moniker “home cook” to anything else. She’s authored countless books about channeling her inner “domestic goddess” and making fun, shareable plates. In her latest book, “At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking,” Lawson focuses on creating beautiful tablescapes and bringing people together through exceptional homemade meals.

At My Table

Nigella Lawson

Race and restaurant prices 11 MIN, 9 SEC

In March, Nigerian-born chef and activist Tunde Wey performed a daring sociological experiment in New Orleans. At his lunch counter Saartj, he asked white customers if they would be willing to pay more than twice as much as people as color in order to stimulate a critical dialogue around issues of race and privilege.

Josef Centeno's secret clothing line 8 MIN, 32 SEC

With successful restaurants such as Baco Mercat, Bar Ama, PYT, and Orsa & Winston, chef Josef Centeno reigns supreme over a stretch of downtown Los Angeles. He’s known for his queso and coca flatbreads—and perhaps soon, his handmade, vintage dyed sweatshirts. Josef has a new line of clothing called Prospect Pine.

Market report: peaches 7 MIN, 45 SEC

Laura Avery checks with Sal Marino, executive chef at Marino Ristorante in Hollywood about using peaches in his traditional Italian fare. Also, farmer Bob Wiebe of Juicy Fruit Farms in Reedley, California, talks about growing peaches in California’s unique climate.

Jonathan Gold finds new-Jewish style at Freedman's 6 MIN, 50 SEC

Whitefish cigars from Freedman’s in Silver Lake. Photo by DYLAN + JENI.

LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold says the new Silver Lake delicatessen, Freedman's, could have been your late uncle’s favorite restaurante because of its timeless interior and exquisitely executed neo-Jewish fare. Noma alum Liz Johnson heads up the kitchen, and her culinary finesse was on display in each of the dishes Gold tried. With its smoked fish, freshly baked small-batch bagels, and a house-smoked pastrami rivaling that of LA’s beloved Langer’s, Freedman’s left Gold in awe.

'Toronto-style' bagels 9 MIN, 5 SEC

Bagel connoisseurs are well versed in the nuances of New York or Montreal style bagels. But don’t feel uninformed when reading that Freedman’s in Silver Lake is boasting something called “Toronto style” bagels. Owners Jonah and Amanda Freedman recreated this lighter, fluffier style when they decided to pay homage to the bagels from Gryfe’s in Toronto, a cafe they frequented while growing up in Canada.

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