2018 events

Cookbook of the Week: ‘Hawker Fare’ by James Syhabout
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Cookbook of the Week: ‘Hawker Fare’ by James Syhabout

Most chefs with Michelin-starred restaurants, plus a classical training and the résumé to go with it, would pour all that fancy stuff into their debut cookbook. Glossy cover. Art house photography of white tablecloth dishes and, well, tablecloths. Anecdotes from world-class kitchens. Recipes one’s… April 18, 2018April 18, 2018Read More

‘Homegrown’ by Matt Jennings is a paean to the chef’s New England roots — with lamb meatballs
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‘Homegrown’ by Matt Jennings is a paean to the chef’s New England roots — with lamb meatballs

You could say that Matt Jennings has been following the chef’s playbook. He’s got four nominations for James Beard’s Regional Best Chef award (Northeast, for his former Providence, R.I., restaurant Farmstead and his Boston restaurant Townsman), four wins at the pig festival Cochon 555 and a pretty… March 09, 2018March 09, 2018Read More

The bather: A journey by water, with porridge and barley tea, through 9 Koreatown spas
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The bather: A journey by water, with porridge and barley tea, through 9 Koreatown spas

The landscape of the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, a concrete universe of slightly less than three square miles in Mid-City, is a bilingual-signed jigsaw of strip malls and squat high-rises, barbecue restaurants and porridge joints. It’s about as far away from John Cheever’s Westchester… February 15, 2018February 15, 2018Read More

How a pastry chef is translating her Filipino heritage into her desserts, and redefining her career
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How a pastry chef is translating her Filipino heritage into her desserts, and redefining her career

The sun set on a recent evening in L.A.’s Chinatown neighborhood, the light from the lanterns strung across the second floor of the Far East Plaza replacing that of the sky. Families gathered around tables in the outdoor courtyard of the ’70s-era shopping mall as lines moved along the booths set… February 09, 2018February 09,...