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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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Sushi out, ramen in MB, GF desserts in Redondo, gas price pain hits South Bay food delivery

By Richard Foss / June 29, 2022

Sweet and Virtuous: Enjoy cookies but don’t eat wheat? The recently opened Confections by Kirari West offers rice flour-based cookies with a Japanese twist, including matcha white chocolate chip and butterscotch with white miso. They also make more traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal rum raisin cookies. They offer the cookies by themselves or on sundaes,…

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Country club dining in 21st century El Segundo

By Richard Foss / June 16, 2022

I was the child of an avid golfer, and grew up liking everything about the game except playing it. The players were eye-catching in either spotless whites or garish plaids, and their shoes made a curious crunching noise when the cleats hit anything but grass. The long walk in a manicured landscape allowed glimpses of…

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Just Manhattan Beach’s local noodle joint

By Richard Foss / June 9, 2022

The building at the corner of Marine and Highland is architecturally strange, but then again anything on this corner would have to be. It is built on a very small lot on an extremely steep hill. The architect decided to cope with this by designing a modest dining room and outdoor patio, plus three tiny…

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Update successful: A Hermosa restaurant reboot

By Richard Foss / May 26, 2022

Sometimes you move forward by going backward. A place with a very contemporary design and food can seem dated after only a few years. It’s why some decor can be dismissed with a careless, “That place is so 1995.” Many designers might suggest updating that restaurant to current trends, but it might actually be smarter…

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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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