Photo by Meranda CarterIn our continuing interview, chef Gretchen Beaumarchais discusses her inner Julia Child and what we might expect to find cooking in the massive stainless-steel smoker. Get familiar with her stories of Boston, Beijing and Buttercup in Part One. Oh, and take note of where she ... More >>
http://www.pbs.org/food/ PBS has long been the bastion of hype-free cooking shows, the home of Julia Child, as well as such varied personalities as Jacques Pepin, Martin Yan and Mary Ann Esposito in the old days; plus, the brilliant Korean-food documentary series Kimchi Chronicles With Marja Vong ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterDid you know The First Cabin is open to the public? We did. What we weren't aware of were their separate European breakfast and comfort lunch menus. Nor did we realize just how much Chef Josef digs the pig. How about the planning that goes into their month-long Oktoberfest ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterThis week, we are treated with an ocean view at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort for our interview with Executive Chef Josef Lageder. A man of diverse culinary talent, he's not only worked alongside Julia Child, but Sam Choy, too (That explains his love of using a rice cook ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterOne-third of the founding brothers behind Orange County's quick-casual eatery simply known as Wahoo's is not just On The Line, but on the go. We accompany Wing in the carpool lane one afternoon as he reflects on his education and passion for cooking to the masses. Buckle up ... More >>
Photo by Amy KaplanA man who loves his turf as much as surf, Dave Dennis banged out our questionnaire in one day (Thanks, Dave!). Is he hungry to discuss his views or just starving all the time? Only one way to find out what the chef at Matador Cantina is thinking . . . and rocking out to.What ar ... More >>
Photo by Kevin LaraOur second installment of this week's On The Line has Jared explaining who what St. Roy is named after. We also learn just how much he admires Julia Child. To catch up on Part One, you can click here. Stop by Thursday for a juicy recipe.Hardest lesson you've learned:No matter h ... More >>
Photo by JC VeraI hadn't been excited by local Greek food for years until stumbling upon Tastes of Greece, the closet-sized Hellenic stunner in Laguna Niguel, with flavors as bright and soothing as the baby-blue tones on the walls. Running the place is Elizabeth Gaitanis, who personifies the Grec ... More >>
Flickr user stop_thatThe Anaheim outpost of OC Weekly's test kitchen is a tiny place, an apartment-style galley in which it's hard to fit even two people. To say that storage is at a premium is quite an understatement; tools are only permitted if there is no other way to accomplish a task.Origina ... More >>
Photo by Todd BarnesKris Kirk used to cook at the late Sage on the Coast, but now heads the kitchen at the new Ecco at The Camp in Costa Mesa. The restaurant, which opened a few months ago after a prolonged delay, is already making up for lost time doing pizza, a seasonal menu, and, um, a s ... More >>
Flickr user nieciedenDriving through the 104°F (40°C) Central Valley today was a stinging reminder that summer is in full swing. Here in Orange County, the worst of the heat is yet to come, but when it does hit in August and September, appetites will be blunted and we naranjeros will be looking ... More >>
Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaZov 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 >>
Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaThis week, On the Line is featuring Chef Mariela Rebollo of the mobile tapas bar Barcelona on the Go. If you missed yesterday's questions, you can find them here. Tomorrow, Chef Mariela gives us a recipe for octopus cooked with wine and potatoes.
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Scripps Network, the owner of Food Network and others, has seen its thunder stolen by such shows as Bravo's Top Chef. Their response? Start over by creating a whole new food channel. Set to start broadcasting on May 31, the new network is a sp ... More >>
Believe it or not, children, there was a time when the Food Network actually concentrated on teaching people to cook. The idea of ten hours a day of inane food "battles" was unheard of, Iron Chef still came to us from campy Japan, the appetite suppressant known as Sandra Lee hadn't yet created her f ... More >>
I know a 3-year old who loves butter. Not like how Julia Child loves butter; but as in she eats it like yogurt. Plain. With a spoon.
When I was five, my favorite meal was chocolate sprinkles and margarine on Wonder bread. What's my point? Kids are weird on food. They like what they like. Th ... More >>
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 >>
So about those fucking Brussels sprouts. David Chang's advice that you "can't fuck them up. Cook the shit out of them; just don't turn them to charcoal," is the most basic and probably best of recipes for the vegetable. Just add salt. But for self-avowed 'sprout haters, such a purist approach can be ... More >>
Over the last seven days, we:Brought you tales of exploding trash cans outside a Taco Bell in Tracy, California.Broke news about openings: Belacan Grill (a Malaysian coming soon to Tustin), the Counter (another outpost of the gourmet burger joint coming soon to Newport Beach) and Daily Express (a ... More >>
Brasserie Pascal isn't the only restaurant with a Julie & Julia culinary tie-in. The Anaheim White House is another contender, running a month-long promo featuring dishes from MtAoFC (if you have to ask what that is, you haven't read the book or seen the film). Available until the end of the mon ... More >>
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Another Pascal-related post? Can you say movie tie-in? All this week (ending Saturday) in conjuction with the opening of "Julie & Julia," that French chef of OC's French chefs, Pascal Olhats, is offering a few of Julia Child's favorite F ... More >>
Citizen McCaw, a documentary on the journalistic war (or war on journalism) in Santa Barbara, is heading down coast to Chapman University, which counts one of this war's correspondents among its faculty.McCaw would be Santa Barbara News-Press owner Wendy McCaw, whose bizarre publishing reign came to ... More >>
Before The Food Network came along , there was Martin Yan, Jacques Pepin, Tommy Tang, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet) and of course, Julia Child.
As a kid, I watched their shows every Saturday morning on PBS's KCET 28 when other kids watched cartoons. I'd stare with rapt amuseme ... More >>