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 Kevin Cody

Food writer Richard Foss brings ‘Food in the Air and Space’ down to earth

Food writer Richard Foss brings ‘Food in the Air and Space’ down to earth

Bad airline food is not entirely the airlines’ fault. It’s also the fault of human nature and human physiology, according to Richard Foss, author of the recently published Food in the Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

This’ll Warm Us Up: Drinking Rum With Richard Foss

This’ll Warm Us Up: Drinking Rum With Richard Foss

Richard Foss wanted to write a book about pickles. But the editor of The Edible Series, which is published by Reaktion Books in Britain, countered that proposal with one of his own: How about rum? Foss, who is known around these parts as a gourmet and a hale fellow whose previous incarnations included being the […]

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 4-4-19

South Bay Community Calendar 4-4-19

Richard Foss speaks, PV Neighbors Club, Help STOP Human Trafficking, challah, Ocean STEM

 Richard Foss

A La Carte: South Bay dining news

A La Carte: South Bay dining news

Restaurant openings, closings, first looks, and dining events in the South Bay by Richard Foss.

 Richard Foss

Strand House: a meal to remember [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

Strand House: a meal to remember [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

“The Strand House is an extraordinary experience in every way – food, service, and setting,” writes food critic Richard Foss.

 Richard Foss

Culinary author Linda Steidel

by Richard Foss


Culinary author Linda Steidel is bucking a very well established trend: here in the land of the endless summer, she would like to remind us that there are three other quarters of the year with merits of their own.

 Kevin Cody

Sangria’s introduces Euro-Asian-American menu


by Richard Foss
Photos by Brent Broza (Brozaphoto.com)
They’ve served varying styles of Spanish, Mexican, Asian, and contemporary cuisine before deciding on a compromise – a menu that is a third European, a third Asian, and a third American. This is great if the kitchen has the chops to pull it off.

 Mark McDermott

Addi’s authentic southern cooking

Addi’s Tandoor celebrates the culinary tradition of southern India. Restaurant critic Richard Foss samples the restaurant’s beef vindaloo, “chillie mushroom,” prawns Kanyakumari, and bhindi dopiaza (okra with onions, tomatoes, cumin, and dried mango) and leaves dreaming of Indian voyages of long ago.

 Richard Foss

Restaurants A La Carte: Rainy day discount

by Richard Foss
Saving A Little On A Rainy Day… If you have been brushing up on your long-rusty cooking skills or ordering pizzas lately because you didn’t want to get wet on the way to dinner, Gambrinus Restaurant in Redondo would like to change your mind. They offer a five dollar discount on your check any time that it is raining.[Read More]

 Richard Foss

A Home For Homie [restaurant review]

A Home For Homie [restaurant review]

A challenging downtown Manhattan Beach space becomes a popular breakfast spot

Over the years a fair number of people with eccentric visions have been attracted to a long, narrow space next to the Kettle in downtown Manhattan Beach. Since 2005 this has been an Indonesian restaurant, a French bistro that also served tacos, a cafe specializing in chocolate, and a surf shop that also sold burritos. […]

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 3-28-19

South Bay Community Calendar 3-28-19

Singers round table, what a life, foraging 101, take a hike, food art & education

 Richard Foss

Authentically Greek [restaurant review]

Authentically Greek [restaurant review]

Founder Jimmy Hantrzarides’ memory is honored, down to the gyros and retsina

The Mediterranean diet hit its stride in the early 1990s when celebrities and pundits started extolling the virtues of salads with cheese and olive oil, grilled meats basted with olive oil, and marinades with lemon pepper, garlic, and (you guessed it), olive oil. It was a rejection of dishes heavy with butter and cream, and […]

 Judy Rae

Seven Gifts From Southern California Kitchens To The World

When: April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: ESMoA, 208 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA

Seven Gifts From Southern California Kitchens To The World Date And Time Thu, April 4, 2019  –  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT ESMoA, 208 Main Street, El Segundo Each wave of immigrants to Los Angeles[…]

 Richard Foss

A better cup of coffee

A better cup of coffee

Coffee has more proven aromas than wine, says Smoky Hollow Roaster’s Dale Inghram

A really good cup of coffee changed Dale Inghram’s life. Inghram was a voiceover performer who had risen to doing Super Bowl commercials and being the voice of the Bravo Network, and… well, let’s let him tell it. “One of the great things about voiceover work is that there’s a lot of free time, and […]

 Richard Foss

Food finds from 2018 [dining feature]

Food finds from 2018 [dining feature]

Last year’s best new South Bay restaurants offered fine traditional and innovative cuisines

For the past 15 years I’ve written about the best South Bay restaurants that opened in the previous year, and every time people complain. The complaint I hear most often is, “The list is subjective.”  Yes, it is. When it comes to taste, both literally when it comes to flavors and figuratively when evaluating décor […]

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