Food

Vermouth
June 2012

Vermouth

Karen and Quinn Hatfield show off the venerable fortified wine’s culinary side

Rhum Agricole
June 2012

Rhum Agricole

A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine

More Than Mystery Hotels
April 2012

More Than Mystery Hotels

Nobis Hotel +46 (0) 8 614 10 00 / nobishotel.se The philosophy here is subtle...

Nigella Seed
March 2012

Nigella Seed

Farmshop’s Jeff Cerciello shares an ancient secret—and a recipe for avocado hummus

Piment d’Espelette
January 2012

Piment d’Espelette

Spicy meets sweet in Ludo Lefebvre’s latest confection

Video Interview John Sedlar
December 2011

Video Interview John Sedlar

The chef extraordinaire takes you into his Rivera kitchen to show you the tricks to top-tier tortillas.

PANTRY: Maize
December 2011

PANTRY: Maize

John Rivera Sedlar’s fresh-corn tortillas are a sublime use of the quotidian grain—now he shows how you can make them at home.

Chef’s Table
November 2011

Chef’s Table

What do culinary stars serve when they entertain at home? Five of the city’s best answer the question—with recipes.

Balsamic
October 2011

Balsamic

One chef proves aged Italian vinegar wields the power to uniquely juxtapose flavors.

Goddess of Chocolate
September 2011

Goddess of Chocolate

Valerie Gordon is L.A.’s high priestess of confections—step inside her world.

Meal Ticket
August 2011

Meal Ticket

A guide to the restaurants that built Southern California’s reputation for global breadth.

Liquid Gold
August 2011

Liquid Gold

Everyone knows the area for its vineyards, but there’s oil hiding in the hills of California’s Central Coast—olive oil.

Designs on Dining
August 2011

Designs on Dining

No restaurant’s four walls can contain Roberto Cortez’s culinary explorations.

50 Patent Drawings
August 2011

50 Patent Drawings

Java by design--from great minds going back decades. How far have we really come?

Editor’s Letter—August 2011
August 2011

Editor’s Letter—August 2011

Discover the multicourse feasts and gastronomical journeys waiting for you throughout our fair city.

Bay Watch Restaurants
July 2011

Bay Watch Restaurants

by MARCIA GAGLIARDI and LORA ZARUBIN Saison / saisonsf.com Hidden off a desolate street in...

Black Rice
July 2011

Black Rice

The grain once reserved for royalty gets a fresh interpretation from Chef Sang Yoon.

Bay Watch
July 2011

Bay Watch

A curated guide to what’s new in San Francisco: art, architecture, restaurants, bars and retail.

Piquillo Peppers
June 2011

Piquillo Peppers

Chef extraordinario José Andrés shares his go-to ingredient for the most toothsome of tapas.

Grainy Mustard
May 2011

Grainy Mustard

Son of a gun—Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook pick the quotidian spread as their condiment of choice.

Mostarda
March 2011

Mostarda

A far cry from French’s, Italy’s brilliant yellow condiment is a perfect piquant blend of sweet and sharp.

Kürbiskernöl
January 2011

Kürbiskernöl

The golden influence of pumpkin-seed oil is felt far and wide.

The New New York
January 2011

The New New York

With recent developments in everything from architecture to hotels to retail, there’s still no place like Gotham.

Calabrian Bomb
December 2010

Calabrian Bomb

When chef extraordinaire Nancy Silverton wants to kick things up in the kitchen, she has a go-to ingredient—plus, a signature recipe.

Veni, Vidi, Vici!
December 2010

Veni, Vidi, Vici!

Los Angeles has always had Italian restaurants, but after these paisans hit town, everything changed.

WEB EXCLUSIVE Collective Good Taste
November 2010

WEB EXCLUSIVE Collective Good Taste

There are only two rules of cooking club: (1) You do not talk about cooking club, (2) and never leave without setting a date for the next cooking club.

Second Course
November 2010

Second Course

Forced to reinvent herself, high priestess of L.A. dining Nancy Silverton found there’s no success like proven success.

Wedded in Wonderland
November 2010

Wedded in Wonderland

A farm-to-table reception strikes the perfect notes of abundance, beauty and life, even when the nuptials are in a gay bar turned antiques bazaar.

A Novel Feast Dinner with Mona Simpson
November 2010

A Novel Feast Dinner with
Mona Simpson

She’s as big a literary presence as L.A. has at the moment—but a homecooked meal with the author reveals nuances akin to her writing.

WEB EXCLUSIVEFriends Cook at Canel: The Encore
October 2010

WEB EXCLUSIVEFriends Cook at Canelé:
The Encore

An intrepid food lover steps up once again with an ambitious menu featuring her homegrown honey—is twice on the line tempting fate?

Consuming Passion Dinner with Michael Voltaggio
September 2010

Consuming Passion Dinner with
Michael Voltaggio

The Top Chef master sits down with the Pulitzer-winning food writer to savor what’s next on his menu.

The Perfect Cup
September 2010

The Perfect Cup

The great coffee debate still brews, but one purveyor translates the new wave of coffee roasting into a potent potable.

Tastemakers Jonathan Gold
July 2010

Tastemakers Jonathan Gold

Jonathan Gold is America’s top food critic, compassionately exploring L.A.’s global fare, treating taco trucks with the same reverence as a Michelin-rated restaurant.

Historic Appeal
June 2010

Historic Appeal

Valerie Gordon is determined to resurrect the treasured L.A. desserts of yore. First up, the Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake.

Memories Taste Like This
March 2010

Memories Taste Like This

Chasen’s dishes were part of the fabric of Los Angeles—now they're living on in the work of one of its veterans.

Root Beer Grows Up
March 2010

Root Beer Grows Up

Remember the frosty floats from back in the day? Well, they're back but kicked up to a whole new level—and for adults only.

Pop-Pop-Popcorn!
February 2010

Pop-Pop-Popcorn!

Serious cinema or otherwise, seeing a movie is incomplete without popcorn—so don't have anything but the best.

BUTTER!
December 2009

BUTTER!

Thank goodness an annual excuse to throw dietary caution to the wind and enjoy some of the really good things in life, like butter.

John Sedlar’s Tamale Recipe
December 2009

John Sedlar’s Tamale Recipe

John Rivera Sedler of Rivera displays the art of making tamales.

Wrapper’s Delight
December 2009

Wrapper’s Delight

The tamal is a worldly creation, with a common anatomy—a corn­husk or banana leaf wrapped around a sweet or savory fill­ing. But in L.A. at Christmastime, they take center stage on holiday tables. How'd they get so popular?

(Fish) (Delicious)
November 2009

(Fish) (Delicious)

There is no town more sushi crazed than Los Angeles. But just what is it about raw fish that sends us into such a frenzy? Turns out true sushi mastery can be discovered through the most unexpected sources—like my acupuncturist.

Say Hello to My Little Friend
October 2009

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Don’t hate the Skinny Bitch because she’s thin—emulate her. Such is the watchword, as Rory Freedman goes veganista at power-player magnet Craft.

Walk This Way Boyle Heights
October 2009

Walk This Way Boyle Heights

Lyrics to the Missing Persons song aside, people do walk in L.A., chief among them indefatigable city council president Eric Garcetti. To echo the point, he steps out of the office to stroll nearby Boyle Heights.

Honey’s Big Night
August 2009

Honey’s Big Night

Beekeeper Amy Seidenwurm turns her hankering for honey into a stint as guest chef for Friends Cook at Canelé, and results were so, so sweet.

Close to Home
August 2009

Close to Home

Longtime friends Sally Horchow and Lulu Powers find the best bashes can be had right in one's own backyard, with local food including Oxnard strawberries, produce from the Hollywood Farmers' Market, Harrison Clarke Rosé from Santa Ynez and Redwood Hill Farm cheeses.

Perfume for the Palate
August 2009

Perfume for the Palate

Histoires de Parfums masters Gérald Ghislain and Magali Sénéquier inspire the ultimate scent-driven dinner party, proving "without the aroma, there is no flavor."

Tastemakers 2009 Guillermo Uribe
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Guillermo Uribe

With an eye toward community, Guillermo Uribe conceived his Boyle Heights club, Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso, as a space for Mexican-Americans to celebrate their past and their present.

Tastemakers 2009 José Andrés
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 José Andrés

The last time a restaurant and chef got the kind of buzz José Andrés is getting for the Bazaar was when Wolfgang Puck opened Spago on Sunset, and people were eating duck pizza in droves.

palate—July 2009
July 2009

palate—July 2009

Lora Zarubin's picks for the best snacks and beverages for summer, including Spanish beers, Sue Moore's top dogs in Glendale, Scoops gelato and Argentine grilling.

A Vegan in Paradise
May 2009

A Vegan in Paradise

Luau executive chef Mako Tanaka proves up to the vegan challenge and wows Kathy Freston and friends with tropical treats like pineapple-glazed tempeh balls.