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'The End Of Hypocrisy!' Ludo Lefebvre On The Return Of Foie Gras To California

LA chef has a lot to say about goose liver
Jan 8, 2015 3:05 pm

You may have heard the news that the two-and-a-half year ban of selling foie gras in California was overturned yesterday. And you may have heard that many of the state's chefs are celebrating today, excited to be able to once again serve their beloved fatty goose liver in restaurants. Acclaimed French chef Ludo Lefebvre of Los Angeles wrote in to us to express his thoughts on the big reversal.

Lame Duck Law Overturned: The Cali Foie Gras Ban Is No More

And many chefs are serving it for dinner tonight!
Jan 8, 2015 1:45 pm

It’s been two-and-a-half years since California’s ban on selling foie gras went into effect, and now chefs can finally rejoice. A federal judge issued a ruling yesterday declaring it unconstitutional, essentially declaring the ban to be a quack (we couldn't resist). Effective immediately, the state’s shops and restaurants will once again be permitted to sell their customers the rich delicacy of fatty goose liver. Read on for more on the breaking news.

10 Brasseries, Bistros And Bakeries For Authentic French Food In Los Angeles

A stacked deck, with old school and upstarts alike
Dec 10, 2014 12:00 pm

The brasserie is the new gastropub. At least, that’s how it seems to be in Los Angeles, where enough French-focused spots have opened over the last year or so that you might think, justifiably, that we’ve temporarily swapped tacos for escargots. Here are 10 great places to enjoy exceptional French and French-inspired food and drinks in LA.

Get Ready For The Farm-To-Fork Sports Arena Movement

The Sacramento Kings are betting big on it
Oct 28, 2014 11:00 am

The days of grabbing a hot dog and a soda at ballgames are over. With customers coughing up more money than ever for tickets, we’ve all come to expect a large variety of high quality (and overpriced) food and beverage options at newly built, impressive arenas. Teams are often consulting with big name chefs and restaurateurs on arena dining, though the formula to success for venues has remained somewhat uniform thus far. Can the Sacramento Kings change that?

You Travel, You Eat: Santa Barbara

Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in SoCal getaway
Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am

Travel two hours out of Los Angeles proper and you’ll find Santa Barbara, a bustling seaside town that’s mastered the high art of laidback chic. Nestled just south of California’s fastest growing wine region, it’s boasting an impressive-for-its-size food and drink culture, with a year-round selection of fresh produce, seafood and great wines.

Video: The Fung Bros. Hit LA's Great Pastrami Joint, The Hat

Pure unadulterated California Americana, right here
Sep 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Hey, it's the Fung Bros., who brought you such comedic stylings as "Best Asian Rap Lyrics," and culinary masterpieces like "Top 5 Fried Rices." With damn-near half a million subscribers, you're going to want to see what they're up to. This week, they're at the pride of Alhambra, for the world-famous pastrami at The Hat. 

Manufacturer Has High Hopes For World's First Pot-Infused Pizza Sauce

Three slices and you're feeling good
Sep 23, 2014 11:00 am

It took "years of expertise from traditional sauce chefs and roasters," but someone has finally done it — jars of pot-infused pizza sauce are now on store shelves in certain legally kosher locations around the country. Los Angeles-based manufacturer Podey Pizza, though, envisions even bigger things beyond the initial limited rollout. Which celebrity is the company jonesing to partner up with?

No Crying Over Spilled Wine! Napa Valley Vintners Rally For Quake-Affected Workers

Wine-supported fund will benefit disaster victims
Sep 11, 2014 4:15 pm

Napa Valley power couple Steve and Jill Matthiasson are among a group of area vintners who have mobilized to raise funds for wine-industry workers displaced by last month's earthquake. Find out how you can help (and get your hands on a nice bottle of red in the process) right here.

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