Authentic Korean Cuisine – Dong IL Jang

Korean barbecue has been a mainstay in Los Angeles for years, yet many residents in our city have never been to a Korean restaurant, including my octogenarian father. I recently enlightened my dad by treating him to an authentic lunch at Dong IL Jang in Koreatown. Since 1979, the owner Roy Kim and his mother…

10 Fun Facts About Celebrity Chef Nancy Silverton

Recently I had lunch with James Beard Award winner Nancy Silverton at her Chi Spacca restaurant on Melrose. It was an informative afternoon that also included Cheryl Forberg, the nutritionist for the popular television show, The Biggest Loser in a promotion with the American Pistachio Growers. I learned a lot about Silverton and pistachios as…