With much Italian eating to catch up on after finally saying arrivederci to a self imposed carb hiatus, my pasta exploration through LA continued with a visit to Southern Italina hot spot, Sotto.  

Chef Steve Samson looks like the boy next door, except instead of playing video games growing up, he was indulging in grandma and grandpa's exquisite Italian cooking outside of Florence.  We should be grateful for that and for how painful Columbia's Pre-Med program must have been for him, because after finishing it, Steve enrolled in Culinary School.          

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Kelly Page

I'm a food fanatic who makes healthy whole food recipes, reviews the latest Los Angeles restaurants, appreciates fine wine and cocktails, and travels to experience different cultures and cuisines.