Richard Foss

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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

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Let’s Talk Cuisine, Communication, Cultural Differences

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer   I was scanning the menu at an Indian restaurant, and a plate on its way to another table caught my eye. It

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Roscoe’s: Southern California Meets Harlem

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer

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Tacos Jalisco’s Mole is Finger-Licking Good

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Reviewer Cinco de Mayo is coming up and I was thinking of celebrating the anniversary the way people do in Mexico — by ignoring it entirely. Cinco de Mayo is a much bigger deal here th

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Get High Class Cuisine: Terranea Resort’s Catalina Kitchen

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer Anyone who frequents the island of Catalina will attest that the food served there is mostly oriented to the tourist trade. With few exceptions, I’d rather eat

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Neno’s Norooz is Pure Delight

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer Although there’s no firm agreement about the healthiest diet, there is consensus that the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern traditions come pretty close. Both

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Gain Confidence in the Kitchen at Chefs Studio

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer   The dining public rarely sees chefs at the everyday practice of their trade. There are occasional exceptions, such as restaurants

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The Whale & Ale: One Pub, Hold The Gastro

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer There’s something attractive about a classic English pub even if there isn’t a single British chromosome in your DNA. It’s the po

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Caribbean Comfort Food Lives at Punto Cubano

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer One of the great ironies of history is that when Christopher Columbus first crossed the Atlantic, he did so in search of a route to India to obtain spices. He dis

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Exploring Valentine’s Day Dining Traditions

By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer   It’s that time of year when you look at the calendar and suddenly realize you don’t have a restaurant reservation for Valentine’

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