Are Celebrity Chefs Good For Food?

Chef Ludo Lefebvre: A Resident Celebrity Chef

It’s been joked that Food Network is the new MTV. Whether personalities matter more than actual cooking skill or music, we all know that the former makes for better reality TV. And what it has yielded, in part, is a chef celebrity culture that hits close to home for Los Angeles and abroad. It’s a culture that reaps rewards that we as diners and consumers personally experience – whether it’s when we are in the cookbook section, watch TV, make local fine dining outings or shop at the grocery store when we compare labels on bottled sauces.

Jonathan Gold, the Pulizer Prize-winning LA Weekly food critic, will be moderating a star chef panel which includes including Nancy Silverton of Mozza and “Top Chef Masters” star Susan Feniger of Street. At this Zocalo Public Square event, find out how famous foodies shape what we cook, how we eat, and the future of high cuisine.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

7:30 PM

Free to attend, free parking in North Lot (enter at Herscher Way)


Zocalo Public Square Discusses: Are Celebrity Chefs Good For food? at
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Gals of The L.A. Times Food Section

Roblar Winery, Santa Ynez

On the morning of this Saturday, April 10th at 10:30, a special event will take place at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. The women of the L.A. Times Food section during its peak will be reminiscing and talking about “the glory days.” Think late-60’s and into the 1980’s, when the food section spanned across 40 to 50 pages every week, with popular columns such as Culinary SOS and Borderlines – and dozens of original recipes from the L.A. Times test kitchen. Speaking on this panel and evoking nostalgia about food media of that period will be Betsy Balsley, Donna Deane, Rose Dosti and Barbara Hansen – all brought to you by the Culinary Historians of Southern California.

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

10:30 AM
Reception to follow at 11:30 AM

Both free, open to public

Los Angeles Public Library
Mark Taper Auditorium, Downtown Central Branch
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071