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'Taming the Feast': Paella for 60? Ben Ford says you can do it
'Taming the Feast': Paella for 60? Ben Ford says you can do it

What is the next frontier for the adventurous home cook? I’ll put my money on feasting, which is to normal dinner parties as running a marathon is to walking around the block. When you’re ready to try it, Ben Ford will be there. Chef and owner at Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, Ford has released a new cookbook, “Taming the Feast” (written with frequent L.A. Times contributor Carolynn Carreño), that explores the furthest reaches of the dinner party. No simple roast chickens for four here: We’re talking about whole pigs and spring lambs, clambakes and fish fries, and paella for 40 to 50 cooked over an open fire. On a slightly more...

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