Chef Geeta Bansal wants to change the SoCal food world

October 5, 2018By FoodBowlFood Bowl News

“I never learned to cook,” Geeta Bansal tells me. “I have none of those Padma Lakshmi stories about a spice box from my grandmother.” Of course, she’s talking about a couple lifetimes ago, back before she became the chef-owner of Clay Oven, a standard-bearer of northern Indian cooking in Irvine… October 05, 2018October 05, 2018Read … Read More

Christina Tosi is opening her L.A. Milk Bar dessert shop this Saturday, with crack pies — and an ice cream truck

September 19, 2018By FoodBowlFood Bowl News

This Saturday , Angelenos who have long been waiting for pastry chef Christina Tosi to open her dessert shop Milk Bar will finally get their sugar fix. Milk Bar will open its doors to a retail store, dessert classroom, production kitchen and distribution center in Fairfax. “It’s the whole wonderland,”… September 19, 2018September 19, 2018Read … Read More

In his latest cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi goes ‘simple’

September 12, 2018By FoodBowlFood Bowl News

It probably won’t come as much of a surprise when I confess that, like a lot of food-minded folks, I own every single one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s six cookbooks. They’re on bookshelves, also underneath bowls of fruit, between jars of tea and heritage beans, stacked among cookie sheets and cutting… September 12, 2018September 12, 2018Read … Read More

See chocolate bars be made from scratch at LetterPress Chocolate’s new Los Angeles store

September 10, 2018By FoodBowlFood Bowl News

We’ve become accustomed to restaurants with open kitchens, coffee shops with on-site roasters, taquerias where you can see the tortillas being made — but how about a shop where you can watch your chocolate go from bean to bar? That’s the case at LetterPress Chocolate’s new retail shop in Beverlywood,… September 10, 2018September 10, 2018Read … Read More