| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Patina chef Tony Esnault, in collaboration with A Place Called Home and Santee Education Complex High School, has started a program in which he invites two students into the kitchen for a 13-week apprenticeship. The program, which is in its......
| Nov 17, 2011
| 9:34 PM
To do what Joachim Splichal loves most -- cook -- the founder of Patina restaurant turns to a kitchen in that most personal of spaces: his home....
| Nov 19, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Amelia Saltsman: Cookbook author Amelia Saltsman’s home kitchen is defined by its little details, such as multiple sets of measuring spoons that save steps mid-recipe, as well as by its broad strokes, such as the fireplace with a hearth that’s...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Carla Corona: Pastry chef Carla Corona’s home kitchen is not particularly large, nor refined in its finishes, nor loaded with gonzo equipment. It’s humble. And to Corona, it’s perfect. A look at a modest kitchen that serves as a symbol...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Dinner Tales at Providence on December 13....
| Apr 24, 2011
For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9 was a big day. The museum's curators packed the morning with presentations of artworks they hoped to acquire, Patina served up lunch beside the Resnick Pavilion, and the evening...
| Mar 10, 2011
Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof.
The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
| Nov 10, 2011
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| Jun 8, 2011
Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
| Jun 9, 2011
Restaurants with a view usually come in two varieties: landscape or cityscape. The new Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have a view. But it's not the ocean or the city lights spread on a starry carpet below. Instead, the new...
| Jul 21, 2011
Come summer, mezze, those small dishes drawn from a vast Middle Eastern tradition, are just about the perfect food. The flavors are vivid. Many of them are served at room temperature. No rush. I love this way of eating, a bite here, a bite there, as the...