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With Eatery Osteria Mozza, James Beard-Winning Chef Nancy Silverton Reigns Supreme

Referring to James Beard-Winning Chef Nancy Silverton as the reigning queen of Los Angeles’ food scene is no idle boast: the native Angeleno has the highest culinary honor a chef can receive under her belt—the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Outstanding Chef award. It is the first time an L.A.-based chef has taken home the honor since Spago’s Wolfgang Puck tied New York’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten in 1998.

SF Bay Area Chefs Offer Good Fortune Foods on New Year’s Day

January 1 is a day where we can forget the past and make a fresh start. Rather than leave it all up to fate, how about eating a delicious meal to increase your chances of good fortune in 2015? Throughout the world, there are many foods that are believed to be lucky and to improve one’s odds for the next 365 days (and many are also foods that are good for you too). San Francisco Bay Area chefs are getting in on the action and offering up some dishes with good fortune foods to start the New Year on a tasty–and lucky–note (hey, it can’t hurt!).

Madera Pastry Chef Mellisa Root Makes Sweet Music

As impressive as it is that Mellisa Root arrived at the Rosewood Sand Hill’s Madera restaurant from Per Se, Thomas Keller’s three-Michelin star eatery in New York, Manhattan wasn’t the place for this gold medal winning pastry chef to flaunt her culinary cleverness. Mixing her kitchen know-how — she graduated at the top of her class from the California Culinary Academy — with her creative mind — she studied music and visual arts growing up in Idaho — she brings an artistic approach to dessert making at the Michelin-starred hotspot that’s beloved by the tech community. It’s no wonder that Root’s face lights up like a Christmas tree as she talks about her craft: she is preparing to enter her fourth holiday season at Madera, after all.