| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:19 AM
The Mitsuwa Gourmet Food Fair, a four-day food fest that opened Thursday and runs through Sunday, occupies a relatively narrow swath through the Mitsuwa Japanese mega-market in Torrance, but the number of street snacks to eat and food items to buy is...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Print-your-own chocolate bar wrapper: On Saturday, Compartés chocolatier Jonathan Grahm and printmaker Christina Carroll are teaming up to teach a class on how to print your own chocolate bar wrapper. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:44 PM
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| May 23, 2013
| 2:04 PM
You could hop a plane to the Amalfi Coast, or for the freshest, most exquisite seafood this side of the Mediterranean head to Bartolotta, Ristorante di Mare. Fathered by double-James Beard Award winner (and passionate crustacean lover) Paul...
| Mar 2, 2013
Is ceviche poised to become as popular as sushi or sashimi in L.A.? It could happen. I'm thinking Ricardo Zarate is onto something as the Peruvian chef (Mo-Chica, Picca) gets ready to open a ceviche concept called Paiche. Raw seafood marinated in lime...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Twenty years ago, when Wolfgang Puck opened Spago inside The Forum Shops at Caesars, he held the honor of being Las Vegas’ first celebrity chef. Today, however, Puck shares the Strip with a veritable who’s who of culinary stars — many of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:05 AM
A two-year study of more than 1,200 seafood samples by Oceana, an environmental advocacy group, found that a third of seafood sold in grocery stores and restaurants is mislabeled, the group announced Thursday.
DNA testing of seafood samples between 2010...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare.
The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei’s Da’an shopping district and doused in fuchsia,...
| May 25, 2013
Southern California is all about long summer evenings warm enough to linger over dinner. A meal enjoyed outside or, better yet, near the water seems to taste even better and becomes a delightful respite after a day spent chasing down phone calls, tweets,...
| Jan 19, 2013
Here's an interesting white wine from Puglia, the region that forms the "heel" of Italy's "boot." Made from an ancient grape variety called Verdeca with a small percentage of Fiano Minutolo (don't you just love these Italian grape names?), it has a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:57 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
There's a good chance that the white tuna sashimi served up at your favorite Manhattan sushi joint isn't white tuna at all.
Instead, 94% of the fish labeled as white tuna in New York turned out to be...