Alice Waters

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Las Vegas Special w/Penn Jilette, Oscar Goodman & More!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2013

    Unwinding, Unwilling, Unrecognizable: George Packer's USA Trilogy

    This morning Mr. Bib of Orange County, CA, USA--and, for a couple of weeks Olympic Valley--pretends (probably unconvincingly) to be your national correspondent, public affairs observer, doing his best to make sense of how somebody else makes sense. The ambitious and elegantly organized sociological ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    No. 40: California Burrito at Taco Pronto

    We have no shortage of burrito joints in our fair county, and yet one type famous in our neighboring county makes itself noticeably absent here: the California burrito.What's that? You've never heard of a California burrito? Let's just say it's not named that because it has a cornucopia of our state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2012

    We Get Mail: Summer (California) Reading from Heyday

    The Bibliofella provides full employment to the UPS guy, Fed Ex and the world's greatest mail carrier, Cherry out of Silverado P.O.  Among the boxes delivered to Shangri-Bib are dozens of catalogs, fun to browse through, from big commercial publishers, tiny little presses like Copper Canyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Cooking: Chez Panisse--But What's a Panisse?

    Dave LiebermanPanisses and some dandelion--yes, dandelion--empanadas I made the other day.​You've all heard of Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' breakout restaurant in Berkeley. You can't have avoided mention of it--and it is, to be fair, an outstanding restaurant. But if you aren't French, specifically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    On the Line: Lindsay Smith-Rosales of Nirvana Grille, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​With a multitasking nature and the cutest 3-year-old vegetarian for a son, chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales has a great deal to juggle as chef and owner of Nirvana Grille. Fortunately, she found the time to discuss some of her favorite things, like dairy and spike. FYI: She admit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    The Origin of Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake Revealed

    Flickr user magillicuddy​The worst recipe ever created on the Food Network was the cringe-worthy Kwanzaa cake made by Sandra Lee on her "Semi-Homemade" program. It was so bad we wondered whether it was farce; it appeared to be genuine. It gave rise to questions, though: who created it? Who could b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Zov Karamardian of Zov's Bistro, Part 1

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Zov Karamardian is a restauranteur's restauranteur. Her Zov's Bistro in Tustin has won more awards than most have customers and in recent years she's expanded her empire to Newport Beach and Irvine. She still has time to host charity events as well as write a best-se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Flickr user Doxieone​This week Stick a Fork In It featured everything from more food abominations to the opening of restaurants you'll want to be first in line to try!Find out what you missed after the jump!

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Alice Waters Speaks At the LA Times Festival of Books

    Doyenne of the locavore movement, defender of the schoolyard organic garden and quintessential Berkeleyite Alice Waters spoke at the L.A. Times Festival of Books yesterday morning. A crowd of nearly a thousand gathered to watch her present, completely extemporaneously, a series of demonstrations on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Tanya Petrovna of Native Foods, Part II

    ​Tanya Petrovna is the chef and owner of Native Foods. Her ever-expanding vegan eatery started out in Palm Springs in 1994, but we in OC know her best from her restaurant at The Camp, which is housed inside a yurt. She has two other restaurants in OC, not all of them in yurts, but serving the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Recipe of The Week: The Best Sandwich You've Ever Had

    The Alice Walker school of California cooking--the immaculate, jewel-like vegetables, the artisan oils and vinegars, the painstakingly sourced meats--has at times been leveled with the criticism that it is not, in fact, cooking, but assembling. How much talent or skill does it take to make the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Newport Beach Film Fest: Final Stretch Report

    The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket?   T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: Dueling Food Documentaries

    While the Eric Schlosser's book, Fast Food Nation, was hailed as a muckraking expose on the food industry in the same mold as Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, I thought it failed as a film.  Here now is Food Inc., made by Robert Kenner, produced by the people behind Inconvenient Truth, repackaged from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    5 More NBFF Recommendations (and 4 Other Ones)

    Here's the thing about several films screening at the 10th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which opens Thursday, April 23, and continues through April 30: many entries have been shown at earlier festivals in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere. Since the Weekly is part of a chain with papers in ... More >>

  • Features

    July 19, 2007

    Natural Wonders

    Four chefs — and one agricultural commissioner — on why they go green