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Chef San Diego

Interview: chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins (El Jardín)

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins was born and raised in San Diego, but has deep ties to Mexican cuisine. Her aunt Lorenza owned a restaurant called Las Calandrias in Guadalajara and other family members versed her in...
Brewery Los Angeles

ABC in L.A., Oktoberfest Options + Pacific Plate Turns Five

It is 11 miles from Bluebird Brasserie to 6th & La Brea and another 5.6 miles from that corner to The Stalking Horse. That is the route that brewers Noah Regnery and Brandon Edwards...
Chef Australia

Interview: chef Ben Shewry (Attica)

Ben Shewry grew up in North Taranaki on New Zealand’s North Island, but has become synonymous with Australian cuisine. At Attica, the Melbourne restaurant that currently ranks #32 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants,...
Vancouver Island

Tofino Food Worth Seeking

Tofino is a bohemian surf town with a surprisingly good culinary scene on Vancouver Island’s south shore. According to A Brief Tofino History, Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations people have lived along beautiful Clayoquot Sound for...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Top 10 Foods of 2017

Every Monday, Food of the Week celebrates my favorite dish from the previous seven days. I live in Los Angeles and was lucky enough to travel to places like Paso Robles, Portland, Sacramento, San...
Food Writer Los Angeles

The Hazards of Professional Eating

You probably can’t tell from looking at me, but my body endures constant abuse. No, it’s not like I’m getting battered in a boxing ring, working on an oil rig near the Arctic Circle,...