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Decoding the Modern Plate

Wondering about all the shards, roots, and dirt in your dinner lately? Ink.’s Michael Voltaggio deconstructs one of his nature-inspired dishes to explain the method behind the messiness.

Life After Foie Gras

Following the fatty duck liver ban, here’s how L.A. chefs are moving on

The Modern Plight of Wine

When have you lately witnessed someone outside the wine business freaking out over a wine list?

Interview Outtake: Kevin Bacon Zings New York

Photograph courtesy wikipedia.org Bagels, theater, sports teams, food trucks—when it comes to the culture war that is New York vs. Los Angeles, we’ve thought we’d heard every argument in the...

February 2013

Hidden L.A.

Cortez

With this newbie, Echo Park is a notch closer to becoming a full-fledged hipster hood.

My LA to Z: Tippi Hedren

The actress who made her debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds now runs the Shambala Animal Preserve in Acton. On January 17th she hosts a special screening of the classic thriller at Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Sqirl

In her minuscule kitchen, Jessica Koslow cooks up a a robust menu of stunning breakfast and lunch dishes that will set you reeling.

Green Piece

Though Los Angeles has an abundance of large, mountainous areas, our neighborhood park spaces are scarce. The city council recently approved a pilot program to convert underutilized concrete. Here’s El Sereno Street Plaza, the first of four spots.

The Reading List: January ’13

Every month LAmag.com compiles titles of local interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here, arranged by genre, are some highlights