Past Food & Wine Events

April 27 2020

Nancy Silverton with Stephanie Danler

Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, Chi Spacca, and Mozza2Go, in Los Angeles, Singapore, and Newport Beach, California. She is the founder of the La Brea Bakery and the only chef ever to be awarded both the Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Pastry Chef awards from the James Beard Foundation. She was featured in Chef’s Table on Netflix, and was chosen by both Fortune and Food & Wine magazines as one of the “Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink.”

November 4 2019

Christopher Kimball with Russ Parsons

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street is changing the way America cooks for the better—with simpler techniques, fresher flavors, and trustworthy recipes that just work. The result is a growing fan base that loves how Milk Street makes cooking fun again. Now, Kimball returns with a back-to-basics book packed with transformative lessons embedded in everyday recipes that will upgrade the way you cook. In MILK STREET: The New Rules, Kimball defines 75 new rules that will dramatically simplify your time in the kitchen and improve your results. These powerful principles appear in more than 200 recipes that teach you not only how to make your food more delicious and interesting, but precisely whyeach recipe works.

June 17 2019

Ed Levine with Nancy Silverton and Kenji López-Alt

Ed Levine is the founder of Serious Eats, as well as creator and host of the Serious Eats podcast, Special Sauce. In 2016, Ed was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. Against all sane advice, he created a blog for $100 and called it…Serious Eats. The site quickly became a home for obsessives who didn’t take themselves too seriously. Intrepid staffers feasted on every dumpling in Chinatown and sampled every item on In-N-Out’s secret menu. Talented recipe developers like The Food Lab’s J. Kenji López-Alt and Stella Parks, aka BraveTart, attracted cult followings. 

October 30 2018

Carla Hall with Russ Parsons

In “Carla Hall’s Soul Food,” the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken. From Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette to Tomato Pie with Garlic Bread Crust, the recipes in Carla Hall’s Soul Food deliver her distinctive Southern flavors using farm-fresh ingredients. The results are light, healthy, seasonal dishes with big, satisfying tastes—the mouthwatering soul food everyone will want a taste of.

October 26 2018

An Evening with

Yotam Ottolenghi

We’re excited that Yotam Ottolenghi returns to our stage. His new book is a collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Key word: simple!  In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern–inspired flavors.  He is the author of the New York Times best-selling cookbooks Plenty, Ottolenghi, Plenty More, NOPI, Sweet, and Jerusalem, which was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. He lives in London, where he co-owns an eponymous group of restaurants and the fine-dining restaurant Nopi.
 
October 17 2018

René Redzepi and David Zilber

At Noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles. René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma, and David Zilber, the chef who runs the restaurant’s acclaimed fermentation lab, share never-before-revealed techniques to creating Noma’s extensive pantry of ferments. With more than 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations, and with every recipe approachably written and meticulously tested, The Noma Guide to Fermentation takes readers far beyond the typical kimchi and sauerkraut to include koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, lacto-ferments, vinegars, garums, and black fruits and vegetables. And—perhaps even more important—it shows how to use these game-changing pantry ingredients in more than 100 original recipes.

April 18 2018

Nigella Lawson with Russ Parsons

Nigella Lawson returns to our stage with her new cookbook, At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking, which includes over a hundred new recipes that she has shared with friends and family. She is a food enthusiast, television personality, and journalist, and has written ten bestselling cook books including the classics How to Eat, Feast, and How To Be A Domestic Goddess—the book that inspired a whole new generation of bakers. These books, her host role on ABC-TV’s The Taste, along with her Quick Collection apps, and her successful television series on Food Network, E! Entertainment Television, Style, and the BBC, have made her a household name around the world. 

March 12 2018

Chloe Coscarelli with John Salley

Chloe Coscarelli made her mark into the culinary scene as the only vegan chef to capture the top prize on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. She has been recognized for bringing vegan cuisine to the mainstream as an award-winning chef, successful entrepreneur, and bestselling cookbook author. Debunking the myth that vegan cooking is bland and visually unenticing, Chloe shares her bright, colorful, and tasteful recipes using fresh, healthy ingredients. She has published three bestselling cookbooks, bringing healthy and satisfying vegan and plant-based dishes to the masses.

March 1 2018

Andrew Friedman with Ruth Reichl

Andrew Friedman has chronicled the life and work of some of the best American chefs. He is the author of Knives at Dawn: America’s Quest for Culinary Glory at the Bocuse d’Or, the World’s Most Prestigious Cooking Competition and coeditor of the internationally popular anthology Don’t Try This at Home. He has also coauthored more than two dozen cookbooks and memoirs with chefs. Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll transports readers back in time to witness the remarkable evolution of the American restaurant chef in the 1970s and 1980s. 

January 25 2018

James Syhabout with Roy Choi

Anthony Bourdain says of James Syhabout: “With Hawker Fare, Syhabout has done more than any other person in the world to get the word out about this unfairly, unnecessarily secret country and cuisine, and he’s done so with the most perfect invitation ever invented by mankind: spicy, fishy, MSG-y bowls of goodness. And BBQ. This book will make you a better person. That’s before you even try any of the recipes.”

October 4 2017

Alice Waters with Jonathan Gold

Alice Waters comes to Live Talks Los Angeles to share her long awaited memoir. She is executive chef, founder, owner and of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California. She also founded the Edible Schoolyard Project.  Waters has received the National Humanities Medal, the French Legion of Honor, the WSJ Magazine Humanitarian Innovator Award, and three James Beard Awards. Waters is the vice president of Slow Food International and the author of thirteen books.

 

October 2 2017

An Evening with

Yotam Ottolenghi

We’e excited to welcome Yotam Ottolenghi back to our stage. He is the author of Plenty and Plenty More, and co-author of NOPIOttolenghi, and Jerusalem, which was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. All five books were New York Times bestsellers.  Now Yotam Ottolenghi is sharing his secrets for making the very best baked goods, desserts, and confections in Sweet. The book features more than 120 recipes for delicious cookies, cakes, mini cakes, cheesecakes, confectionary, tarts, pies, puddings, and more.

February 28 2017

An Evening with

Raghavan Iyer

Raghavan Iyer received a 2016 James Beard Award for his online video series Indian Curries: The Basics & BeyondHe is the author of 660 Curries, Indian Cooking Unfolded, Betty Crocker’s Indian Home Cooking, and The Turmeric Trail. He is also the host of the Emmy Award–winning documentary Asian Flavors. In Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked—and Fried, Too! A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes, Raghavan pays tribute to his favorite ingredient in a continent-by-continent celebration of the amazing potato. Its recipes, inspired by a diversity of cuisines and accompanied by enticing full-color photographs, feature scrumptious starters, hearty mains, rich gratins, luscious sauces and condiments, and even desserts. 

June 21 2016

Patric Kuh with Antonia Lofaso

We hear the word “artisanal” all the time—attached to cheese, chocolate, coffee, even fast-food chain sandwiches—but what does it actually mean? We take “farm to table” and “handcrafted food” for granted now but how did we get here? In Finding the Flavors We Lost, acclaimed food writer Patric Kuh profiles major figures in the so-called “artisanal” food movement who brought exceptional taste back to food and inspired chefs and restaurateurs to redefine and rethink the way we eat.

March 15 2016

Padma Lakshmi

with Aimee Liu

Padma Lakshmi is the host of the Emmy Award-winning Bravo series Top Chef, and the author of two cookbooks: Easy Exotic and Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet. She is  first internationally successful Indian supermodel, and has appeared in numerous fashion spreads.  Love, Loss, and What We Ate  is a vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph; and traces the arc of Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.

December 10 2015

An Evening with

Madhur Jaffrey

No one knows Indian food like Madhur Jaffrey. For more than forty years, the “godmother of Indian cooking” (The Independent on Sunday) has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland. Now, in Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking, the seven-time James Beard Award–winning author shares the delectable, healthful, vegetable- and grain-based foods enjoyed around the Indian subcontinent. 

November 12 2015

Nigella Lawson

with Russ Parsons

Nigella Lawson, food enthusiast, television personality, and journalist, is the author of nine bestselling books including Nigella Kitchen, Nigella Fresh, Feast, Nigella Bites, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, and How to Eat.  She has a successful television series on Food Network, E! Entertainment Television, and Style and hosts The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey. 

November 10 2015

Richard Betts with Chris Sacca

Join us for an evening all about Whiskey. In The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-it-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose,  Richard Betts offers up a clever distillation of America’s favorite libation, in the follow-up to his immensely popular New York Times bestselling The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert.

November 3 2015

Michael Anthony

with Rachel Levin

Michael Anthony is the executive chef-partner of Gramercy Tavern, the executive chef and director of Untitled, and the author of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook. He received the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in the United States in 2015, after being named Best Chef, New York City, in 2012. V IS FOR VEGETABLES: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks—from Artichokes to Zucchini is his first stand-alone cookbook and includes a multitude of genius tips, helpful photographs, and exceptional recipes — all created in a home kitchen.

October 8 2015

Emeril Lagasse with Roy Choi

Emeril Lagasse is the chef-proprietor of 12 restaurants across the country. He has received numerous Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and Best Service awards, and in 2013 received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the James Beard Foundation. His TV show, Emeril Live! airs on the Food Network and he has appeared on Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, and joined TNT as co-host for their cooking series, On the Menu. In Essential Emeril, Lagasse goes back to basics, presenting more than 130 recipes that defined his  career.

May 7 2015

Charlie Palmer with Michael Voltaggio

Over the years, Chef Charlie Palmer combined his creative cooking spirit and flair for business to open eleven notable restaurants across the country, a growing collection of food-forward wine shops and award-winning boutique hotels. A frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show, Palmer is also the author of five cookbooks.

April 22 2015

Corey Lee with Roy Choi

Since striking out on his own from Thomas Keller’s acclaimed French Laundry in 2010, Corey Lee has crafted a unique, James Beard Award‐winning cuisine that seamlessly blends his South Korean heritage with his upbringing in the United States. Benu has gone on to receive three Michelin stars, four stars from The San Francisco Chronicle, and the AAA Five Diamond Award. 

October 28 2014

Chef Marcus Samuelsson with Jonathan Gold

Samuelsson, the youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times — is owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem and former Executive Chef and co-owner of New York’s Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Cafe at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. He starred on Discovery Home Channel’s “Inner Chef,” is winner of “Top Chef Masters” and is a five-time James Beard Award recipient.

October 23 2014

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi owns an eponymous group of four restaurants, plus the high-end restaurant, Nopi, in London. His previous cookbooks—Plenty, Jerusalem, and Ottolenghi—have all been on the New York Times bestseller list. He writes for The Guardian, and appears on BBC.

October 16 2014

An Evening with Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman is one of America’s best-known and most widely respected food writers. He covers food policy, cooking, and eating as an Opinion columnist for The New York Times and the paper’s Sunday Magazine. Bittman overhauls hundreds of classics through clever (even unorthodox) use of equipment and techniques—encouraging what he calls “naturally fast cooking”—and the results are revelatory

January 29 2014

Chef Suzanne Goin with Russ Parsons

One of Los Angeles’ most beloved chefs, Suzanne Goin, cooks with a palette of colors and flavors that showcase the best farmers and producers from the Southern California markets. She received a James Beard Award for her first book, “Sunday Suppers at Lucques.” In “The A.O.C. Cookbook,” she shares recipes turning the small-plate, shared-style dishes into main courses for the home chef.

October 10 2013

Chef Daniel Boulud with Jonathan Gold

Boulud is a world-renowned French chef based in New York with restaurants in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Toronto, and Singapore. He has won James Beard Foundation awards for “Outstanding Restaurant” (for Daniel in 2010), “Outstanding Restaurateur” (2006), “Best Chef, New York City” (1992), and “Outstanding Chef of the Year” (1994).

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    Nigella Lawson in conversation with Russ Parsons

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    Emeril Lagasse in conversation with Roy Choi

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    Corey Lee with Roy Choi

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    Yotam Ottolengh with Russ Parsons