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The First California Cuisine with Richard Foss

By Judy Rae / May 28, 2019
When: June 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Where: Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 Alameda St, Compton, CA 90220, USA
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Food writer Richard Foss brings ‘Food in the Air and Space’ down to earth

By Kevin Cody / January 19, 2015

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.

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

By Bondo Wyszpolski / May 3, 2012

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…

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South Bay Community Calendar 4-4-19

By Judy Rae / April 4, 2019

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

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Strand House: a meal to remember [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

By Richard Foss / March 28, 2012

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

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Addi’s authentic southern cooking

By Mark McDermott / April 1, 2010

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.

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Second City signoff, ice cream to Goat Hill, GF bakery spinoff, and other dining news

By Richard Foss / May 4, 2022

Food Truck In Reverse: It’s not unusual for food truck operators to transition their business to a brick-and-mortar location, but somewhat less common for the opposite to happen. That process has occurred at Manhattan House, which closed a few weeks ago. Former chef-owner Juan Torres has taken his act on the road with a food…

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Art and culture by night in downtown San Pedro

By Bondo Wyszpolski / April 25, 2022

Searching for the bright side of the moon Photos and text by Bondo Wyszpolski Even with COVID lingering and the risk of another surge, the art scene in downtown San Pedro has reemerged. Galleries and art studios are open. Music and live theater have been staples of the Grand Annex and Little Fish, but note…

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Quirky GF vegan in Manhattan Beach

By Richard Foss / April 9, 2022

I have heard some interesting arguments about vegetarianism and the vegan diet. Some point out that humans evolved as omnivores, with a natural craving for protein rich meat and dairy items. Those on the other side point out that the success strategies that worked on the savannas of Africa aren’t necessarily relevant to the planet…

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Ukrainian culture benefit concert with Klezmer legends supergroup Yale Strom

By Kevin Cody / March 30, 2022

by Kevin Cody An evening celebrating Ukrainian culture, featuring music by the Klezmer supergroup Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi, is being hosted by Manhattan Beach author Richard Foss at Collage: A Place for Art and Culture in San Pedro. The concert is Wed. April 27 at 7:30 p.m. “Russian nationalists have denied that there is…

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El Segundo: Tapizon is a tapestry of flavors

By Richard Foss / March 25, 2022

by Richard Foss Sometimes I look at a restaurant’s location and presentation and my heart sinks. They may be making ambitious food and offering the best of service, but could they possibly survive on a lightly traveled street with poor signage? Some of them do, and the South Bay has successful eateries in pretty odd…

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Dash Dashi in Manhattan Beach passes the finish line

By Richard Foss / March 21, 2022

by Richard Foss “You’ve been reviewing a lot of Asian food lately,” remarked a regular reader. She was correct. I have been eating it because you have, and new restaurants have been opening to serve it to you. Existing restaurants have been upping their game in response, and it’s an exciting time for people who…

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Fritto Misto in Hermosa Beach offers pasta for everybody

By Richard Foss / February 16, 2022

by Richard Foss I have only known one person who disliked pasta in all of its forms – my father. During World War II he was a crewman on a destroyer escort where a vast amount of the stuff had been loaded by mistake. To hear him tell it, everyone suffered through meals of over-boiled…

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Dia de Campo: Hermosa Beach’s mellow experimenter

By Richard Foss / February 2, 2022

I like to look back at old menus and reviews from groundbreaking places to compare with what they’re doing now. Some are still serving the same food as when they opened, often because that menu was designed by a consultant whose creativity departed when they cashed the check and packed up their knives. Others underwent…

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Harmony of style – The Bluewater Grill is a classic fish house, down to the last detail

By Richard Foss / January 30, 2022

by Richard Foss Restaurant designers have plenty of strategies to choose from, one of which is theming the décor around the menu. I’ve been to vegetarian places plastered with images of tomatoes the size of basketballs, steakhouses with cows on the open range, a barbecue place decorated with piggy banks and a larger-than-life effigy of…

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Chinese, simplified. Dan Modern Chinese does a few things very well

By Richard Foss / January 20, 2022

by Richard Foss  Some people find ordering at traditional Chinese restaurants intimidating thanks to the overwhelming number of items on the menu, some of which have metaphorical names. One might guess that Buddha’s Feast is a vegetarian dish because the founder of a religion that forbids meat wouldn’t want to set a bad example, but…

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