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  • Are the James Beard awards snubbing the Los Angeles restaurant scene?

    Are the James Beard awards snubbing the Los Angeles restaurant scene?
    Is Los Angeles getting snubbed by the James Beard Foundation? The foundation doles out its prestigious awards May 3 at a star-studded gala at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. As foodies everywhere know, they're the Oscars of the culinary world, arguably...
  • Las Vegas

    Las Vegas It's spring, which in Southern California means there must be a fresh crop of strawberries and a spanking-new $1.9-billion Las Vegas resort with a really good get-to-know-me rate. Indeed, the Palazzo is in blossom. Tom, the husband, is game. We...
  • El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie

    El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie
    Ferran AdriĆ , the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...
  • Dining details: B&B Ristorante

    B&B Ristorante Rating: *** Location: Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas; (702) 266-9977; www.mariobatali.com/ restaurants_bb.html Ambience: Clubby Italian restaurant tucked at the back of the Venetian's restaurant row next...
  • Dining details: Pizzeria Mozza

    Pizzeria Mozza Rating: *** Location: 641 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 297-0101; www.mozza-la.com. Ambience: Lively, simpatica pizzeria from the partnership of Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton featuring Silverton's irresistible pizzas baked in a...
  • What essentials cooks pack for their trips

    What essentials cooks pack for their trips
    When cooks vacation, they pack their essentials Salt? Pepper? Swimsuit? Circulator? We asked chefs and authors what they pack -- or don't pack -- to go on vacation. Mario Batali (Mozza, Los Angeles): "When I head out to my Lake Michigan house for the...
  • The many uses of a wood-fired oven

    PHIL ROSENTHAL and Monica Horan have had a love affair with Italy and la cucina Italiana ever since they first flew there as couriers for DHL in the early '80s. They are especially enamored of the cooking done in the wood-fired ovens once found outside so...
  • Unexpected affinities

    Unexpected affinities
    Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...
  • Chef's blogs -- even sharper than their knives

    WHO knew chefs see macarons in Christian Louboutin colors? Who knew restaurant plates and saucers are sold like hot dogs and buns, in mismatching quantities? And who would ever expect chefs to be as proficient with a keyboard as they are with a knife?...
  • Craft is a scene, but the food is the star

    Craft is a scene, but the food is the star
    Craft, the first L.A. restaurant from New York's Tom Colicchio, swaggered into town in July -- on Friday the 13th to be precise -- and as it happens, on the same day that Osteria Mozza from local legend Nancy Silverton and New York heavyweight Mario...
  • Dining details: Osteria Mozza

    Osteria Mozza Rating: *** Location: 6602 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 297-0100; www.mozza-la.com. Ambience: High-energy, high-stakes Italian from Nancy Silverton along with New York partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. The decor is simple...