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16 Great Bites from the Los Angeles Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Last weekend marked the first annual Los Angeles Food & Wine (yes, that's the full name), an occasion where, according to the posters that popped up around town "Celebrity Meets Celebrity Chef." Many stars of the kitchen made an appearance at the Lexus Grand Tasting, a two-day affair at L.A. Live downtown, which paired 30 chefs each day with some 200 wineries. It was a race with the clock and the stomach to make it around the room, gobbling up as much pork jowl and Pinot before time was up or extreme satiety set in. Here are some of our favorite bites. More

Dinner Tonight: Cornmeal-Crusted Pan-Fried Trout

I've been daydreaming lately about going on a fishing trip. Maybe that's why I was drawn immediately to this recipe, which I imagine is the perfect recipe for a cast iron skillet and the freshest river trout known to man. The idea here is to use a fine cornmeal that will adequately coat the fish and give it a golden crunch on the outside. More

Cook the Book: 'New Classic Family Dinners'

"This is a cookbook that makes you want to cook." Even the best restaurants can have a hard time filling their tables on Monday nights. Some places use this slow night as a welcome day of rest for their staff, but some see it as an opportunity to try something a little different. A little over ten years ago Mark Peel decided to scrap the modern Italian menu that he served nightly Campanile, his Los Angeles modern Italian restaurant, in favor of a simple family-style Monday night meal. The results were mutually beneficial. For one night a week, Peel was able to serve whatever his heart desired and in turn, his customers enjoyed an inspired three-course meal at an affordable... More

Watch It with Us: ‘Top Chef Masters,’ Episode 4

From left: Rodriguez, Lo, Peel, and Besh. Top Chef Masters returns tonight! Just like we did with the Next Food Network Star earlier this week, we’re inviting you to tune in with us tonight, at 10 p.m. ET, and join our real-time, open thread discussion. Tonight's episode, "Magic Chefs," features Anita Lo, Douglas Rodriguez, John Besh, and Mark Peel. Who do you think has the upper hand?... More

Paillard of Chicken

My friends, bread baker and pastry chef supreme Nancy Silverton (of La Brea Bakery) and her chef ex-husband Mark Peel (of Campanile fame) wrote a great cookbook with an awful title called Mark Peel & Nancy Silverton At Home: Two... More

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