Chefs to Watch 2017: Steve Samson, Rossoblu, Los Angeles

Scott Reitz

Los Angeles couldn’t have asked for a better culinary ambassador from Emilia-Romagna than Steve Samson. Samson grew up in Southern California but spent his childhood summers in suburban Bologna, where his mother was born, at his grandparents’ small house in the hills. So, while his friends spent their summers at the beach grilling hot dogs, Samson steeped in the smell of polenta simmering over a gently crackling fire....