The former Sugar Ray drummer wins 'Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.' as a wild card
KCBS/Channel 2 broadcast a story this week that brings tears to your eyes and gives whole new meaning to the idea that it takes a village.Six years ago, Jackie Angeles, who is now a 5th grader at Hazard Elementary School in Santa Ana, lost her mother to melanoma. As a first grader, Jackie lost her r ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is slated to do one. Now so is Jamie Oliver. I'm talking about yet another cooking competition show. This time, the British chef who was recently most notable for making America wretch over the substance called pink slime, is executive producing a new series called Chef Race: U ... More >>
Mike Dimmitt was difficult. And by difficult we mean next to impossible to get a hold of. We'll let the fact that he was in the process of moving be an excuse, but c'mon! He's lucky we share a favorite chef and infatuation with dim sum and (San Diego) breweries. A purveyor of this stinking rose, the ... More >>
"I stopped eating meat this week," chef Roy Choi wrote in his latest blog post. "That's why I'm thinking about leaving cooking."Wait, what? The words have left the SoCal food scene shocked--and confused. All we know is that Choi, the king of Korean tacos and a gazillion other fusion ... More >>
The anti-slimers have won. Or, at least, they're winning. Amid the public outcry over "pink slime," its maker, Beef Products Inc., has suspended operations at three out of four of its plants as it decides what to do next. A company spokesperson told the Associated Press that the business has take ... More >>
There's been a whole lot of hubbub over pink slime, the ammonium hydroxide-treated beef cuts you've likely been eating forever but are just now realizing it thanks to Jamie Oliver and media outlets that really like the term "pink slime." It's debatable whether the stuff is actually bad for you. O ... More >>
UPDATE: After the Pink Slime Uproar of 2012, the USDA will give school administrators the option of not feeding the stuff to children. The agency has confirmed that due to "customer demand," it will give schools in the National School Lunch Program a choice to order products with or without "Lean ... More >>
Do you like what you've read about the Food Revolution program? A new five-week round of classes at Santa Ana's Latino Health Access begins the week of March 2, and very limited openings for classes conducted in English are still available. The program is intended for young people, so priority wi ... More >>
In Part One of our Q&A with Lisa Fontanesi, we learned about the mission of the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution, in particular how the Santa Ana community differs from the other places the mobile teaching kitchen has stopped. Today, we learn more about how our subject got started on her path in ... More >>
The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution has been parked at the Santa Ana offices of Latino Health Access this month, working with schools and families of central Santa Ana to fight the obesity epidemic spreading across the nation. The Food Revolution truck moves from city to city and faces the challenge ... More >>
Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star
Jamie Oliver scored a victory last week. McDonald's has announced that they will stop using ammonium hydroxide in their beef, a substance that the crusading chef once labeled as "pink slime". The chemical is added to beef scraps to kill off bacteria such as E. Coli and is approved by the USDA. Bu ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comJamie Oliver's Food Revolution Truck is parked in Santa Ana until April, offering free classes on healthy cooking for the community. Today, from 3 to 7 p.m., the massive mobile kitchen is holding an open house to which the public is invited. Santa Ana-based organization Latino H ... More >>
iTunesHow do you know that mobile phone cooking apps have moved on from geek novelties to legitimate resources people actually use? When The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, a competition which has been honoring the best in cookbooks since 1995, creates a special category for them in this year's c ... More >>
Etsy seller KeepCalmShopBeneath the frenetic cult of coffee addicts sits a quieter community of tea drinkers, those who know to use steaming, not boiling water, and will always choose free-swirling leaves if they can help it. Here are some gifts to make them happy sippers.
WikiMedia CommonsRemember earlier this year when Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook My Father's Daughter inspired such scathing blog headlines as "Gwyneth Paltrow Cookbook Almost as Annoying As Gwyneth Paltrow", and "Alpha Mom Gwyneth Paltrow Strikes With a Cookbook to Make You Feel Inadequate"? Ther ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterFact: Andrew and Jethro decided on Tax Day to create Slapfish. Also a fact: Their food is truly sustainable and fresh, since they double as wholesale importers (triple if you factor in their future "Test Kitchen" endeavor). Did we reel you in yet? Follow our interview with ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterKevin Nagano specialized in front of the house operations before he chose to open his own space. Armed with a single griddle and a pocketful of well-crafted recipes, he's changing the way diners think about salads, sandwiches and soups. This week, On The Line chats with the ... More >>
Dave LiebermanWelcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).
Flickr user madmarv00This was Cinco de Mayo week, so we understandably went more Mexican than usual. But after the jump are non-Mexi delights and more!
Jamie Oliver, savior of fat families and scourge of school districts, is bringing his food revolution to the OC city that needs it the most: big, bad, brown Santa Ana.Gawd, the stats on SanTana--I do believe it's one of the fattest cities in the United States, with one of the worst parkland-per-p ... More >>
Photo by Das UbergeekFrom the Irvine Farmers' Market: Will Organic Pears Make it into SanTana Unified?Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama, take note: the United States Department of Agriculture has just announced that it's implementing a rule that is "encouraging" school districts to buy from local f ... More >>
This last Tuesday night, I pigged out on huitlacoche and nopal tacos in front of America--United Tastes Of America, that is. The new food show on the newer Cooking Channel was in Southern California this past November for their "Tacos" episode, and yours truly got hit up for it.It all happene ... More >>
Perhaps taking a cue from Ron Jeremy's food porno, a new cooking show will feature its chef in the buff. It's not Paula Deen. Phew!Flora Cheung, a model with no formal culinary training, is the sizzlin' host of Naked Chef (not to be confused with Jamie Oliver's old series) ... More >>
Flickr user namillionaireeBetween infographics on Flamin' Hot Cheetos and much more, it's been quite a week on your favorite infernal blog. Best of the week after the jump!
Jamie Oliver, the Naked Chef turned food activist, was forced to halt the filming of his ABC show Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution at West Adams Preparatory High School in South LA last week after he couldn't guarantee he wouldn't make the district look bad on TV. The LAUSD spokesman cited the unwant ... More >>
Chipotle.comEver wanted to dress up like a slice of bologna, a bag of Fritos or a Twinkie? Chipotle has a deal for you.
Christopher VictorioChef Pete Lehmar of Gladstone's of Long Beach is on the line with us this week. So strong is his commitment to fresh seafood that he built a human-powered aircraft to get the seafood out of the harbor. (Check the Flugtag slide show. It was epic. And full of plummet.) If you mi ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioDaniel Shemtob and Jason QuinnToday we conclude our Q&A with Chef Jason Quinn. If you missed the first part, read it here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe from the chef. What would you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary ... More >>
John GilhooleyHead into Irvine's Layer Cake Bakery on a Saturday and your senses will be assaulted as soon as you enter. The man responsible for this attack on your nasal passages is Jeff Duggan, proprietor of Portola Coffee. While "On The Line" usually features restaurant chefs, it's not e ... More >>
About six weeks ago, Edwin announced that there would be a Restaurant Week for kids in June. Details were sketchy, and they still are, but the initial list of participating restaurants has been posted to the event's website.
If you missed the first part of our interview with Greg Daniels, executive chef and partner at Haven Gastropub, you can find it here. If you've missed the fantastic "spaghetti", the burger par excellence and the great beer, you can find that just south of the Orange Circle. Meanwhile, back to the qu ... More >>
Flickr user casch52Okay, so seagulls don't really go tweet but... *Aside from our own @OCWeeklyFood, of course. Yes, there are millions (presumably) of food-related Twitterers/Tweeters out there, but most of them are either a) gibberish (check out Jamie Oliver's semi-literate ramblings @jami ... More >>
The culinary world is in mourning today for Keith Floyd. "Keith who?," you may ask. Floyd was a legend across the pond, a true "bon viveur", and an inspiration to many of today's chefs. The TV presenter and food personality (in the true sense of the word) died of a heart attack yesterday aged 65, ... More >>
*No, Not Gordon Ramsay, but Jamie Oliver.Not satisfied with a worldwide culinary empire that includes several charity restaurants, numerous cook books and various TV shows and appearances (over here, Jamie At Home airs on the Food Network), Oliver wants to take on the seemingly insurmountable task o ... More >>