francis lam

food + cooking

Set it On Fire, Part Two

Cherries Jubilee was the most beautiful thing I’d ever made, and I was going to make my last one count.
food + cooking

Set it On Fire, Part One

Or, Fire is Totally So Hot: A lament for the lost art of the tableside flambé.
food + cooking

Street Food at Home

It started as a story about watching people cook, but it turned into a study in mentors and protégés.

Sweet Life

Two L.A. chefs explore the world, street (food) by street (food), and put together one wild brunch.
October 2009
food + cooking

I’m One of the Aces in the Business

Over and over, I would hear stories of Biloxi fishermen getting out of the water, doubtful of the future. But Frank Parker’s got no worries.
food + cooking

Before the People and the Po’ Boys

Before I felt a Southern welcome, before meeting and eating with people filled with rich stories, all I knew of Biloxi was that it was a disaster.
food + cooking

The Teacher and Her Cannoli

Good intentions and the memory of fantastic cannoli aren’t quite enough to get fans to sign up for Italian cooking classes.
travel + culture

Hallo Berlin! Thai Park Edition

Even in summer, you’re not going to confuse Berlin with Thailand. But maybe the Preuβenpark can give an approximation.
travel + culture

Hallo Berlin! Currywurst Edition

Anything that marries a German wurst with curry has to be awesome, right?
food + cooking

Cutting Room Floor: The Last Chinese BBQ Edition

There are many stories that didn’t find their way into the piece on Ho Ho BBQ in the August issue of the magazine. Here are a few of them.
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