Edible Los Angeles, Chef Michael Cimarusti Sea to Plate


Eating locally means that we don’t have to look too far to feed ourselves and searching for our community based food news  is now easier with The Edible Communities publications.

The Edible Communities provides quarterly publications that highlight local food news and connects consumers with their nearby farmers, artisans and other community based food sources. Their mission statement is simple, clear and powerful: “…to transform the way consumers shop for, cook, eat and relate to local food. Through its printed publications, websites and events, ECI strives to connect consumers with local growers, retailers, chefs and food artisans, enabling those relationships to grow and thrive in a mutually beneficial, healthful and economically viable way.” With more than 80 local publications spanning across America, Canada and Europe, there’s probably a local issue near you that’s filled with valuable sources of fresh, local and sustainable food information.

We’re thrilled to have Edible Los Angeles representing our culinary territory and honored to be contributing to our local publication of Edible.

If you’ve been following our twitters, you’ll know that we photographed a feature Sea to Plate story for Edible Los Angeles, as well as produced a little video of the infamous trip.

Armored with our camera gear, video equipment  and plenty of these little wonderful pills called Dramamine, we roared out of the San Pedro harbor on a fishing boat for an amazing fishing story. It wasn’t just any fishing trip story, it was a Sea to Plate story about Chef Michael Cimarusti of  the highly acclaimed, two Michelin star restaurant, Providence in Los Angeles.  Also accompanying Chef Cimarusti on this fishing trip were some of his kitchen crew, Edible Los Angeles editor Lucy Lean, writer Amy Scattergood, Providence owner Donato Poto, Chef Neal Fraser of Grace restaurant, Karen from Fresh Point and Craig of LAMill Coffee Boutique.  After the trip, we followed the fate of the freshly caught fish to the plate at back at Providence.

It was an fabulous cast of fisherman on a gorgeous Southern California day in the Pacific Ocean. You can view the video here, at the Edible Los Angeles website.

We can’t share too much because we’ll all have to wait for the much anticipated story written by the esteemed Amy Scattergood. But what we can share with you from the video and here on this post is that it’s sure to be a fabulous read!

Back at Providence, Chef Cimarusti  prepared the fabulous final dish of Pacific Rock Cod with Morels, Miner’s Lettuce and Wood Sorrel Blossoms. And yes, the delicious recipe will be provided by Chef Cimarusti in the Summer 2009 issue of Edible Los Angeles.

Michael Cimarusti - Providence LA


Useful Links:

  • Edible Los Angeles Website and Sea to Plate Video with Chef Michael Cimarusti
  • Editor, Lucy Leans, blog write up about the trip & fun picture!
  • Edible Los Angeles subscriptions – where to buy
  • Edible Communities Publications- Find your local publication
  • Journalist/ Poet Amy Scattergood’s blog – writer of this Sea to Plate story & Amy’s Twitter @AmyScattergood
  • Follow Editor, Lucy Lean on Twitter @EdibleLA
  • Providence Restaurant, Los Angeles

Behind the Scenes Fishing Trip Photo Gallery

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Lori Lynn

    Oh this is terrific. The rock cod looks awesome. I have been meaning to try Providence, now I will go sooner rather than later.

  2. Joanie

    Love your blog! Just found it when looking for a Meyer Lemon dressing recipe. Definately going on my reader.

  3. julie

    Absolutely fabulous photos! What a wonderfully delicious assignment. Can’t wait to pick up my issue to checkout the talented chefs, writers and of course the photographers. 🙂

  4. Gastronomer

    I’ve got a reservation for two at Providence later this month! Woo hoo. I’m even more stoked about it after reading your post 😉

  5. foodwoolf

    Uh GORGEOUS! Edible Los Angeles is lucky to have such talented photographers (and writers!) working for them! I can’t wait to see the Summer issue! I hear it looks incredible. 😉

  6. matt wright

    FANTASTIC photos guys. My favorites of yours ever I think! Such richness and depth without being overdone. lovely, lovely stuff. What a fishing trip too! blimey. Fantastic looking fish, great food, lovely stuff.
    You guys rock.

    Dani says HI, and loves the shots BTW!

  7. White on Rice Couple

    Peter- Wow, Chef Cimarusti was on Iron Chef? and won against Morimoto? That’s fabulous! I didn’t know that, gotta find a way to watch that episode. Thanks Peter!!

  8. RavenousCouple

    What a unbelievable assignment! Can’t wait to read it..love the mission. On a similar vein, just posted about FOOD, Inc. the documentary coming out June 12th which goes indepth into our food system and how in it’s current state, can be detrimental to our health.


    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    Hong and Kim

  9. Peter

    I saw Chef Michael last weekend on Iron Chef and I was impressed with his skill, creativity and his win against Morimoto!

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