| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:32 PM
So many memorials to Julia Child today, on what would have been her 101st birthday, it made me think of her once again. Perhaps the greatest honor I've ever received was that her family chose my appreciation of her to be read aloud at her funeral. I...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:47 AM
How about a California rum to celebrate National Rum Day?
It turns out the Imperial Valley grows sugar cane and from that the folks at St. George Spirits in the San Francisco Bay Area produce an extraordinary St. George California Agricole Rum (formerly...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Everson Royce in Pasadena is holding a special winemaker flight night Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. Winemaker Mark Adams from Saxum, where he is an assistant winemaker and from Ledge Vineyards, a solo side project in Paso Robles, will be on hand to talk...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:18 PM
For Marcella Hazan, Italian food wasn't spaghetti and meatballs or pizza buried in cheese, and, in fact, never really existed as a simple meal on a red-checked tablecloth. The food of her native land was really the food of individual regions that...
| Jul 11, 2013
Sub out the restaurant name, and the tales of woe are the same at a hundred other places. A longtime family-run restaurant buckling under the weight of the economy, as it pursues every course to stay above water.
It's a familiar story. This time, the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:27 AM
America has shifted from a country in which TV viewers once had weekly appointments with favorite shows — sort of like a pre-scheduled session with a therapist — to a country in which followers of TV programs engage in all-night binges —...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Perhaps, like me, you've passed the cute, ivy-covered bistro-looking place with the Chez Cherie sign on Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge and wondered, "Why is this never open? Where are the diners?"
Well, I'm here to tell you, on Tuesday...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The nonprofit organization that safeguards Julia Child's legacy has a beef with culinary retail giant Williams-Sonoma, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
The chain has been illegally using Child's name and...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Tuesday night's Magnificent Mile opening — or rather re-heating — of the TimeLine Theatre Company's production of "To Master the Art" was, for a number of reasons, quite the celebratory brioche. Here was a cooked-in-Chicago play about the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It takes moxie to play Julia Child any time, but tackling the role onstage a year after Meryl Streep nailed the beloved chef's bonhomie and trademark trill on screen in "Julie and Julia" seems especially daunting.
Yet Karen Janes Woditsch's Julia in "To...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:59 PM
So what’s to be learned from the new book “Julia Child Rules/Lessons on Savoring Life”?
Much -- and we mean much -- has been written about the chef, TV star and author (“Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” “The Way...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Three hundred sandwiches. That's the price one man gave to his girlfriend for an engagement ring. If a man tells you to make 300 sandwiches before he -- in Beyonce's lingo -- puts a ring on it, you may laugh it off as a joke, chalk it up to your future...