David J Latt

Member Since:
Sep 2016

David J. Latt cooks, eats and blogs from Pacific Palisades overlooking Santa Monica Bay, on the western edge of Los Angeles. His food and travel writing takes him around the country and across the globe in search of exotic locations and rare treats. Blessed with a hearty constitution, he once ate at 25 West Texas steak and barbecue joints in 36 hours in pursuit of the best bone-in-ribeye steak, chicken fried steak and fatty brisket. An Emmy ® Award winning producer for his work on the acclaimed Hill Street Blues and nominated for a second Emmy for producing David Lynch’s ground breaking Twin Peaks, he maintains that cooking kept him sane during long, difficult shoots, enduring unseasonal blizzards, substance abusing actors and over budget productions. He published the first in a series of eCookbooks entitled 10 Delicious. 10 Delicious Holiday Recipes focuses on holiday celebrations. In addition to writing about food for Zester Daily and his own sites, Men Who Like to Cook and Men Who Like to Travel, he has contributed to the New York Times Dinning, One for the Table, and Traveling Mom. He continues to develop for television and is also a travel contributor to Peter Greenberg, Luxury Travel Magazine, Destination Luxury, Westways Magazine and New York Daily News online and print. Recently he turned the research for a Zester Daily article about holiday candy into a new business. D.Chocolates sells handmade chocolates. Using high quality ingredients Latt’s artisanal chocolates use savory layers to turn each bite into a sensory adventure. 

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Published Articles (13)

Oakland’s Exciting East Bay Culinary Scene

In the East Bay, facing big sister San Francisco, Oakland has a thriving, dynamic culinary scene. From upscale pizzerias to modern Mexican, the restaurant scene has exploded with the work […]

Leisurely Pleasures and Beautiful Food in Kochi on Japan’s Shikoku Island

Most travlers to Japan focus on Tokyo and Kyoto, two wonderful cities. Travel south to Shikoku Island to have a regional experience in the lovely river port city of Kochi.

Mallorca’s La Residencia Embraces the Past with Luxury and Art

Located off Spain’s eastern coast, Mallorca offers travelers a unique experience with hill top towns within sight of the sea. The terraced La Residencia offers comfort, fine dining, attentive service […]

Dancing and Sushi by the Sea on Japan’s Shikoku Island

A hidden treasure, Shikoku Island on Japan’s south-eastern coast, delights with the unexpected like world class sushi and sashimi and delightful folk dancers in a communal hall. The Luxury Travel […]

Secrets of Restaurant Chefs: Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

For my YOUTUBE Channel, Secrets of Restaurant Chefs, I take viewers inside foodie hot-spots around the world. The largest fish market in the world, the Tsukiji market in Central Tokyo […]

Man’s Best Friend Gets His Due at Japan’s Hodosan Shrine

Tokyo is fantastic. Kyoto is sublime. In the Greater Tokyo Region known as Kanto, travelers can explore Japan’s natural beauty in pristine mountains and gaze out at rugged coasts facing […]

After Fidel Castro, What Next for the Relationship Between Cuba and the United States? Whatever Happens, Travel to Cuba and Have an Amazing Adventure

Fidel Castro has died. The American administration has changed. What remains the same is that Havana is a fantastic destination. The vibrant city is filled with warm and friendly people, […]

Park Hyatt Mallorca, the Newest All-Season Resort in Spain’s Balearic Islands

European travelers know Mallorca very well. Off the eastern coast of Spain, the island offers sun-deprived Europeans an opportunity to lie in the sun and enjoy a casual, relaxing culture. […]

Switzerland’s Hotel Splendide Royal, Lake Lugano and 1,000 Long Stemmed Roses

Talking about the pleasures of the Hotel Splendide Royal also means talking about the wonders of Lugano and the Lake that defines both. A superior 5-Star hotel, the Splendide, as […]

Baur au Lac: Elegance by the Lake in the Heart of Zurich

In busy, cosmopolitan Zurich, Baur au Lac is an elegant, secluded hideaway. The hotel takes full advantage of its proximity to Lake Zurich with concierge-provided tours of the surrounding area […]

The Oaks at Ojai – Strong. Focused. Healthy. Balanced.

“Strong. Focused. Healthy. Balanced” is written on the wall in a prominent place at The Oaks at Ojai. The meaning is clear. Work to be strong by keeping focused on […]

The Best Place to Party in Nha Trang, Vietnam: Skylight Rooftop Beach Club.

Written for an upscale party loving audience on Destination Luxury, with an incomparable view on the 43rd floor, the Skylight Rooftop Beach Club is the perfect place to enjoy the […]

Out and About: Benches to Visit

For Westways Magazine’s 9 million readers, Out and About takes those readers into the world to experience the unexpected. Competitions help define a destination’s special qualities. Highest, richest, biggest, longest, […]