If it's a Friday afternoon, that means it's time for the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830 to give us a scoop on what they'll have on their Saturday morning show. Without further ado, here's producer (and kinda-co-host) Andy Harris with the details!
Two culinary bad boys. One badass TV show. The Mind of A Chef is a new series premiering Nov. 9 on PBS. Produced by the Zero Point Zero of No Reservations, the show will be narrated by Anthony Bourdain and explore the "the kitchen, the world, and the mind" of hell-raising New York City chef Dav ... More >>
You know that guy at the Saturday farmer's market in Irvine across the street from UC Irvine, the guy who sells orange and apple juices. You know...that guy! Kind of looks like Andrew Zimmern, except more soft-spoken? Only sells apple and orange juice? Near the northern entrance? Not the Cal Poly Po ... More >>
Andrew Zimmern already travels around the world for a living--now, he's bringing grub. This month, the delightfully expressive Bizarre Foods host is launching his own food truck, AZ Canteen. Don't worry--the menu won't be outrageous as you might expect. No scorpion pancakes or maggot pie ... More >>
We're got our food festivals here, sure, and they're usually pretty cool events. I spent last Sunday afternoon very happily and gluttonously stuffing my face with pork and craft cocktails, and there's always the Taste of OC and the various city tasting events. There's Patchwork and Secret Fork, wher ... More >>
It seemed a forgone conclusion that the cook book of cook books, Modernist Cuisine, by Nathan Myhrvold, would win a James Beard award of some kind (my bet was for The Cookbook Everyone Talked About But Few Can Afford To Buy Award); but the 2,438-paged, 46-pound and $625-tome not only won the Cookboo ... More >>
The first time I ever saw buches--perhaps more properly known as pescuezos de pollo--was at the late, lamented Breed Street vendor fair in Boyle Heights, where the scent of frying chicken competed for olfactory primacy against enchiladas, pambazos, churros, and pit-roasted meat. I wasn't paying atte ... More >>
Being the owner of a dining establishment means worrying not only about the food, but also about every other aspect associated with running a business. Marketing campaigns, scheduling of employees and purchasing supplies are just a fraction of the responsibilities Paul Zhu has on his mind at the ... More >>
There are people who love their jobs, and then there's this man, a crepe maker in the town of Alcúdia on Majorca, an island off the coast of Spain. His name is Julio and he is indisputably one of Majorca's major tourist attractions. It doesn't seem to matter how his crepes taste--people from all ... More >>
Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LAOur local food bloggers are clearly finding their niche on television. First we had former Weekling Eddie Lin (Deep End Dining) and Mexican food guru Bill Esparza (Street Gourmet LA) as guest judges on Top Chef Masters. Now Bill has gone on and introduced Andrew Z ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Eddie LinFrom left to right: Jay Rayner, Kelly Choi, Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Food), Eddie Lin, Marc Moss (Weird Food Festival), Bill Esparza (Street Gourmet LA).I know we write a lot about Eddie Lin. He--the author of Extreme Cuisine and the blog that started it all, Deep End ... More >>
Photo Courtesy Travel ChannelI don't like where this is going.
Scripps Network Interactive Inc., owner of the Food Network, which has slowly but noticeably descended into semi-homemade mediocrity, bought a controlling stake in the Travel Channel last week.
For Anthony Bourdain's sake, I hope ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Eddie LinYou may have seen, heard, or read Eddie Lin before. That was him you saw chomping pig's ear and nibbling crickets with the jolly-Buddha-meets-cueball Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern on the Los Angeles episode of Bizarre Foods. That was him you heard regaling NPR li ... More >>