'Michael Cimarusti' on Serious Eats

Snapshots from Los Angeles Loves Alex's Lemonade Benefit

Last Last Sunday, on the lawn of Culver Studios, the chef-tacular second annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit was held for pediatric cancer research. Deeply moved by Alex's story, Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin(AOC, Lucques, Tavern) and husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), plus Goin's business partner Caroline Styne, have collected an astonishing group of chefs, mixologists and vintners. Everyone came out to lend a hand, a grill and a copious amount of wine and whisky to support the cause. More

'Top Chef Masters,' Ep. 6: Trick in a Box

"An episode of brotherly love." Top Chef Masters soldiers on. Tonight's competition marked the last of six four-way faceoffs, each qualifying a chef for the Champions Round. Next week, we'll see these six chefs go head-to-head—but this Wednesday, there was still one more slot to fill. The Contestants (above, from left) Roy Yamaguchi: Roy’s; Imua Family Services Jonathan Waxman: Barbuto; Meals on Wheels Art Smith: Table Fifty-Two, Art and Soul; Common Threads Michael Cimarusti: Providence; Grameen Foundation Quickfire Challenge: Another blast from Top Chef past—the Aisle Trial. Chefs were each assigned a single aisle at Whole Foods, and could use only ingredients found in that aisle (and purchased with just $20) in their Quickfire dish. The judges? Whole Foods employees.... More

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