| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The Barefoot Contessa! Ina Garten knows how to cook and her recipes are fun and easy to follow. She entertains with style, grace and simplicity. I want my guests to feel at home and her cookbooks make the reader feel as though (he or she) is in her...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, August 16. Today's roundup is very lit-heavy and I'm OK with that.
Red Hen Press recently moved from the Valley to Pasadena, partially because the latter is home to more artists and creatives.
When asked about...
| Aug 20, 2012
Flavour Cooking School
7401 Madison Street
Culinary Boot Camp
September 22 and 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5 Favorite Lessons from Julia Child
Cook with quality equipment
Make it work!
Use real butter
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Mar 14, 2010
As an American native living in France, I happily accepted when a Parisian hostess invited me to dinner and proposed that each guest bring a traditional dish. I decided to make my first cheesecake. I telephoned a small but renowned American food shop in...
| Feb 24, 2010
Art Smith is having quite a winter.
He turns 50 on March 1 — the same day he celebrates Common Threads' fifth annual World Festival fundraiser at Soldier Field, which boasts (for $250 a ticket) dishes prepared by Rick Bayless, David Burke, Tyler...
| Jan 27, 2010
Like many divine personalities, Mary Kitchen has a past shrouded in mystery. No one really knows if the goddess of corned beef hash is based on a real person or not, and why the name was chosen. Though Hormel Foods is marking the 61st anniversary of the...
| Apr 18, 2007
If you haven't already noticed, we're in the throes of a wine bar craze, with new ones popping up seemingly every week and more on the way. But for all the glossy new venues, both the serious and clueless, not many achieve a genuine sense of place.
| Jun 10, 2010
America's TV screens these days serve up drama, gallons of tears, rage, scary scenarios, comedy, humans crunching odd critters, bleeped-bits and you-gotta-be-kidding moments.
And that's just on the food and cooking shows.
Our television appetite seems...
| Sep 28, 2008
Robert Steinberg, a physician who helped revolutionize America's appreciation of fine chocolate after launching a Bay Area company that produces some of the best chocolate in the country, has died. He was 61.
Steinberg, who had lymphatic cancer, died...
| Sep 1, 2009
Sheila Lukins, an influential cookbook author whose "The Silver Palate" demystified and helped popularize gourmet cooking in America's home kitchens, has died. She was 66.
Lukins, who also operated a pioneering gourmet takeout shop, died Sunday at her...
| May 5, 2010
The family crepe tradition started after the parents spent a week in New York attending a family wedding. They enjoyed fancy, filled crepes at the wedding brunch and were instantly hooked on the delicate French pancakes. The search for a suitable crepe...