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Chefs New Jersey

Interview: Dan Richer + Katie Parla (The Joy of Pizza)

I recently met with two fellow New Jersey natives: celebrated Razza chef-owner Dan Richer and Rome based cookbook author and tour guide Katie Parla. They were in Los Angeles to promote their new cookbook,...
Winemaker Sonoma County

Interview: winemaker Nicole Hitchcock (J Vineyards & Winery)

Nicole Hitchcock has set her sights on wine for over two decades. The Carmel native earned a B.S. degree in Viticulture & Enology from the prestigious program at University of California, Davis. She recently...
Chefs Sonoma County

Interview: chef Shenarri “Greens” Freeman (Cadence)

Shenarri “Greens” Freeman is the celebrated New York City based chef behind Cadence, which has diners and critics rethinking what’s possible with vegan cooking and soul food. She grew up in a large family...
Chef Los Angeles

Los Angeles Food People During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Food people are remarkably resilient. Even a pandemic can’t dissuade chefs and restaurateurs from feeding people, whether that’s in a restaurant, from home or a parking lot. Through the COVID-19 crisis, I still encountered...
Chef California

Interview: Chef Nick Balla (COAST Big Sur Cafe)

Chef Nick Balla has Central European heritage and specializes in sustainable, seasonal food, bread baking and preservation. He built an impressive career in San Francisco and is best known for his work at Bar...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room, Genghis Cohen + Mountaineering Club)

Houston native Yael Vengroff is a vaunted bartender who started at notable Manhattan cocktail bars Tailor, Painkiller and Pegu Club before relocating to L.A. She’s currently the bar director at sister establishments The Spare...