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Davide Vedovelli

The smell of braising Ossobuco emanating from the kitchen and wafting throughout the home is one of comfort, evoking early childhood memories and inspiring culinary creativity in Chef Davide Vedovelli of Locanda del Lago restaurant in…

Jeff Smith

Ask Jeff Smith what he does and he’ll tell you that he brings order to chaos. On a given day, the Beverly Hills-based wine consultant can be found sorting through thousands of wine bottles from a variety of countries, regions, vineyards,…

Nobu Matsuhisa

At Nobu LA, it’s clear that no expense has been spared. Chic and modern décor, dark hues with well-placed flares of color and light, and an almost club-like atmosphere give way to a dining room filled with some of the most fortunate…

Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario

  Take a ride on The Cheese Highway™. Grab a piece of Wisconsin artisanal cheese (maybe Hook’s 10-year aged cheddar or Roth Käse’s GranQueso) and place it on your tongue. Let it begin to melt into your taste buds, oozing flavor, crystalline…

Monet’s Palate

Fine Art DVD and Web Experience Impressionist painter Claude Monet left behind a legacy not only of painting but also of an exquisite lifestyle. Monet’s stunning garden at Giverny (about an hour outside of Paris), which he created toward…

Masters of Giving Back

At the annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters, chefs, vintners and others contribute their talents and services to a good cause: fighting cystic fibrosis. For eighteen years, more than a thousand peo- ple have gathered one…

A California Winemaker’s Dinner

From Food to Philanthropy Who would have imagined that the delectable art of pairing fine wines and five-star cuisine would, eighteen years later, bring over fourteen million dollars to a worthy cause and increase the lifes- pan of those…

Chef: Todd English

Olives at the W Hotel, New York In creating palatable cuisine, few chefs or restaurateurs are as faithful to the earth’s fundamental foods as culinary superstar Todd English. So what does English believe makes one dish magnificent, and…

Chef: Conny Andersson

Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a Four Seasons Property Chef Conny Andersson strolls through the Regent Beverly Wilshire’s THEBlvd restaurant, a fair distance from his less-than-illustrious beginning as a 16-year-old, travel-hungry kid from…

Chef: Pierre Herme

Pierre Hermé Boutique, Paris Like an alchemist trying to turn lead into gold, French pastry chef Pierre Hermé is about to attempt a seemingly impossible feat—translating the oriental scent of amber into a palatable flavor.