Richard Foss

0 Articles

Richard Foss is a culinary historian, author and museum consultant who has lectured around the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He wrote the section on Croatian cuisine in the Encyclopedia of World Food Cultures and also contributed to the Oxford Companion to Sweets. He is working on his third book, which is about food in Spanish a

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

Coming Attractions to the San Pedro Dining Scene

By Richard Foss, Food and Culture Writer As you walk, bike or drive around downtown San Pedro, you’ll see evidence that new restaurants are in the works. The curious local diner who tries to find

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

San Pedro’s ‘Little Italy’ Raises Historical Fiction Question

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Culture Columnist Generally, Los Angeles ignores or destroys its past and minimalls rise in neighborhoods that used to have character. San Pedro is an outlier thanks

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

The Fleeting Glory of the Hatch Chilé

By Richard Foss, Cuisine & Culture Columnist Want a strawberry in February, beets in July, or winter squash on Memorial Day? Thanks to cheap shipping from places with different climates, you can get them all. I

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

Uncle Fung’s Borneo Eatery is a Family Dinner

By Richard Foss, Culture and Cuisine Writer I had a delightful lunch recently while accompanied by someone who supplements his day job with income as a storyteller and comedian. He put those talent

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

Learning to Love the Heat

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Culture Columnist Andrew Anderson is not the person you might expect to be hosting an event about chili peppers and how they may be used in cocktails. He grew up in rur

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

Eating Comfort Food in an Uncomfortable World

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Culture Writer If you look at the way our regard for dining has changed from a mere matter of nutrition to a form of artistic expression, it’s hard to say that this i

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

Defiantly Dishing Out Brunch

By Richard Foss, Dining and Cuisine Columnist    There is something noble and honorable about calmly accomplishing a vital task when all around you is chaos. There is so

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

Who Says Fish Can’t Swim Up Hill?

By Richard Foss, Cuisine Writer

If you were sitting around this past year speculating about which San Pedro institution would open a location in Rolling Hills Estates, you probably would ha

Please Install Or Activate Taqyeem Plugin

Rediscover Aztec Spirits Before Salt, Triple-Sec

By Richard Foss, Culture and Cuisine Writer If you routinely check out the bar on your way into a restaurant, you’ve probably noticed that a new class of beverages has been crowding out the old favorites. Move ov

1 2 5