| Jul 25, 2008
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Summer fruit pies are America's birthday cake. Just as the blueberries are ripening in Maine, the peaches blushing in Georgia and the olallieberries deep-purpling in Washington, we gather in backyards and on patios to cheer the founders and make best...
| Jul 30, 2008
Piedmontese wines are marketed three ways: by location, by grape variety and by both. A barbera d'Alba, for example, is pretty straightforward. It's a wine from Alba made from the barbera grape. But take a Barbaresco or a Barolo. Did you know both are...
| Mar 11, 2010
Zinfandel is often called California's indigenous wine, but its story is not that simple. Some of the best Zinfandel-based wines from the state's best and most historic vineyards can't use the grape name on their labels.
In these bottles, Zinfandel leads...
| Sep 23, 2009
By most counts, the new farmers market in Moorpark is pretty nondescript. Brand new (it only opened in June), it is modest in size, with about a dozen certified producers, and has been relatively quiet so far. But against all odds, this one small market...
| Oct 5, 2009
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World Cruise Ft. Lauderdale to Rome 107 Days
2010 Departure Date: Jan. 27
Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Aruba; Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal, Panama; Puntarenas Quetzal, Guatemala; Acapulco, Mexico; Ixtapa (Zihuantanejo), Mexico; Topolobampo,...
| Dec 16, 2009
The Santa Clarita farmers market offers experienced management, a good mix of quality local growers, and plenty of parking. It took some time after its establishment in 1993 to catch on, but the numbers of shoppers and vendors have steadily increased, and...
| Jul 15, 2009
Who would have thunk? A dry Muscat from Malaga in southern Spain, better known for its luscious sweet wines? And yet Spanish wine importer Jorge Ordoñez and the late, great sweet wine producer Alois Kracher had the idea to try making a little dry wine...
| Aug 11, 2009
Newly opened, Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty is one of the hottest and priciest restaurants in town. But starting next week, you can have a three course taste of the specialties for only $35.
Executive Chef Sarah Johannes says, "We have a bunch of...
| Aug 27, 2009
Wine of the week
Selection: For those who like a white with a touch of residual sugar, the 2008 Ca' del Solo Muscat from California is a great choice. Produced by the highly regarded Bonny Doon Winery, this easy-to-like white is crisp, yet has a slight...
| Sep 2, 2009
The Encino farmers market remains the largest and best in the San Fernando Valley, with about 30 produce vendors. This count has held steady over the last decade, but the number of prepared foods and nonagricultural stands, selling everything from hot...