Melody Nazarian | June 30, 2011 8:02 amTonight is a big night for Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop (9671 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-246-0756; 1888 Century Park East, 424-239-8700) chef Kristi Ritchey; she's making her TV debut on Food Network's Extreme Chef!
In the "Rock the Block" episode, Kristi and two other chefs are challenged to do some crazy things — like rummage through garbage, get materials from a stranger's house, cook on the block of a car engine in the rain, and dive into a pool — all to garner the title Extreme Chef. "At Greenleaf, we take whatever measures possible to get great food onto our guests' plates, but this show really took that idea to the next level," Kristi said in a press release.Read More
Melody Nazarian | April 26, 2011 8:02 amMore and more farm-to-table restaurants are sprouting all over LA. That is, chefs are choosing to use local ingredients instead of importing internationally. That's great news both for local business and our health.Read More