| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:35 AM
If you'd told pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith 20 years ago that she'd one day cook on the "Today" show, she'd have said "Absolutely not!"
It's not like Goldsmith wouldn't have loved showing off her pastries to an audience of millions. But pastry chefs...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Last night's presidential debate was a controversial one, as most modern political events tend to be these days. One of the biggest talkers coming out of the first debate was GOP contender Mitt Romney straight up admitting that he's going to cut PBS...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Google’s stated goal is to index all of the world’s information. So what do you know about some of the subjects of its popular, logo-altering Google Doodles?
| Oct 9, 2012
Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
America’s passion for fine food took a huge leap forward in the 20th century through the work of two special cooks, Julia Child and James Beard.
Child has gotten her due of late with the 2009 film, “Julie & Julia,” and a recent WHRO-...
| May 9, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Mel Brooks' savvy producer Max Bialystock would never have closed down a hit show. But in Chicago, it happens all the time.
The Goodman Theatre production of David Mamet's "Race" sold out its final weeks of performances, yet the show still closed with...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:52 AM
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — If you believe the glossy travel magazines, Santa Barbara drips money, and any visitor had better be ready to have their wallet leak all over the place, too. Touted as "the American Riviera," it's up there with Palm Beach,...
| May 20, 2012
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Free Press, 339 pp., $27
Ask your average Food Network viewer or Yelp poster about Craig Claiborne and you're likely to be met with a blank look and a "Who?"
How fleeting is fame in the food world....
| May 19, 2012
At Water Grill, the raw bar rules. Always has. And in downtown Los Angeles, Water Grill is an institution on the order of Tadich Grill in San Francisco (though not nearly as old). I don't know what it is about being away from home, but it seems to bring...
| May 27, 2012
As life seems to slow to a snail’s pace during summer’s languorous days, it’s the perfect time to indulge in reading. Thrillers and spooky tales provide a particular chill on a torpid evening. Light and breezy reads are the perfect...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Danielle Hill, 14, is a sophomore at Clear Spring High School. She participated in the Ag Expo almost since birth, first in the baby parade and later in cooking, gardening and art.
"My grandmother began to teach me how to cook when I was fairly young,"...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:41 PM
1. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25). Nick is the No. 1 suspect in his beautiful wife's disappearance, but could this golden boy really have killed his beloved? Last week: 1
2. "The Inn at Rose Harbor" by Debbie Macomber...