Podcast Episode 103: Chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence in Los Angeles

An interview with Michael Cimarusti



Chef Michael Cimarusti (photo by Jen KL Photography)

Chef Michael Cimarusti (photo by Jen KL Photography)

In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, Chef Michael Cimarusti, owner of  Providence in Los Angeles, tells us about his culinary journey.  We discuss his time cooking in France, the secrets of seafood, and his family’s recent culinary travels in Europe.Restaurant critic Johnathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times named Providence on his Top 101 Restaurant List in 2013 and 2014.


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Food For Thought:


Prawns (photo by Lisa Cohen)

  • Q: To what did Julia Child attribute her longevity and good health?

  • A: A steady diet of red meat and gin.


Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

  • Influential cooking shows or books: Le Livre de Michel Bras, [easyazon_link asin=”0688066429″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tasttrek-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Simply French: Patricia Wells Presents the Cuisine of Joel Robuchon[/easyazon_link]
  • Favorite local merchants/farmers: Sea Stephanie Fish
  • Fresh Sea Scallop

    Fresh Sea Scallop

    Dish for newly adventurous eaters: uni in champagne reduction

  • Favorite beverage to pair with seafood:  wine or sake
  • Great place to get dinner for under $20: Pizzeria Mozza
  • Chefs to watch in Los Angeles: Josiah Citrin at Melisse, Jon and Vinny at Animal, Jeremy Fox at Rustic Canyon, Chad Colby of chi Spacca
  • Advice for up-and-coming chefs: Work hard, stay inspired, and learn the history


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