Food

palate—May 2009
May 2009

palate—May 2009

Lora Zarubin's latest favorites include downtown's Bottega Louie, Hangar One's spicy spirits, Unami Burger and online epicurean destination TastingTable.com

Break the Wedding-Cake Mold
May 2009

Break the Wedding-Cake Mold

An array of wedding cakes—Hummingbird, Green Tea, Old-Fashion, Croque en Bouche, Coffee Crunch, Imagawa-yaki—from some of L.A.'s best bakeries, such as Patticakes in Altadena and Jin Patisserie in Venice.

Ojai’s Main Squeeze
March 2009

Ojai’s Main Squeeze

Lora Zarubin's love of all things citrus leads to some inspirational cooking with tangerines, grapefruits, oranges and more. Recipes for spot prawn paella and tangerine negronis included.

And the Award for Best Menu...
February 2009

And the Award for Best Menu...

It’s easy to forget that Oscar parties didn't really exist before Wolfgang Puck über-agent Swifty Lazar and began hosting their annual events.

Breakfast of Campeónes
November 2008

Breakfast of Campeónes

Discover how the Lopez family, founders and operators of Carmelita Chorizo, made the spicy sausage mix a mainstream national dish.

In Praise of Braise
November 2008

In Praise of Braise

One of cooking's best-kept secrets and the essential tools to help make the experience—and meal—memorable.

Gentle Feast
November 2008

Gentle Feast

Kathy Freston celebrates the holidays with friends over a sumptuous vegan meal prepared by famed chef Tal Ronnen.

Vegans Make the Cut
October 2008

Vegans Make the Cut

Kathy Freston is thrilled at Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse when he welcomes the chance to prepare fare made without meat, dairy, eggs or fish, like a great corn risotto (recipe included).

To the Point
October 2008

To the Point

Which knife is the best investment? Amanda Chantal Bacon cuts through the clutter to reveal her favorites.

Chef d’Oeuvre
October 2008

Chef d’Oeuvre

Food & Wine Editor Lora Zarubin gets a tour from culinary artist Michael Mina of his latest restaurant, XIV, on the Sunset Strip, where she chows down family style.

Almost Heaven
October 2008

Almost Heaven

Elizabeth Poett continues a famly tradition of organic-beef farming at Rancho San Julien near Santa Barbara.

Soil Survivors
October 2008

Soil Survivors

After feeding Los Angeles for eight decades, the Tapia Brothers produce stand grows on.

Hunt and Seek
September 2008

Hunt and Seek

Hunting for the best ingredients in L.A., from James Birch's arugula at the Santa Monica farmers' market to the Cheese Store in Beverly Hills—and beyond.

Briny Depth
September 2008

Briny Depth

Beneath its spiky exterior, the California sea urchin has a velvety, delicious heart of gold.