High-end home cooking
The MasterClass online instructional series is coming for the home cook next, adding big names like Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, and Alice Waters to its roster of existing talent like Gordon Ramsay. The sessions aren’t necessarily cheap ($90 apiece, or $180 a year for access to them all), but they have attracted some big names — especially in the culinary world.
Check out the video below to watch Wolfgang Puck curse up a storm, retell a story about walking off a job, and throw around some flour for his famous salmon pizza.
The Counter goes Canadian
Local Los Angeles burger chain The Counter has been sold, along with its even more casual sub-concept Built Custom Burgers. The pair is now in the hands of a Montreal-based company called MTY Food Group, says Nation’s Restaurant News, though final details were not discussed.
Dante to LA, for a day
What Locol looks like
QSR Magazine takes a deep-dive into all things Locol, asking out loud why the restaurant isn’t more successful after two years in business. The possible answers are many (as are the questions), but it’s a fascinating long-read that discusses not only the give-back mentality of the company but also it’s need (and want) to continue to fill practical roles for the communities it is engaging with.
A new corner option
Looks like something new is coming to the corner of Wilshire and La Brea, as signage is up for a space to be called The Hungry Trader. The place is ostensibly working a street food menu that follows the larger silk road path, with nods on the sign to India, China, and the larger Arab world.