| Aug 14, 2011
I make books. That's what I do.
I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a new social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Founded in 2001, our club meets monthly.
We pick titles by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:36 PM
SAN DIEGO - San Diego author found dead in her Normal Heights house fire over the weekend was remembered for her colorful lifestyle.
Jennifer Brennan wrote six cookbooks and with each book came a personal story.
"She was an excellent cook and she was...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:32 AM
"Behind the Curtain" is a blog that gives theater and arts folks an insider's look at the cultural scene in Connecticut -- and beyond. Driven by a vast number of inside sources and the knowledge that sometimes the most exciting dramas happen off stage,...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:38 AM
It seems like just yesterday ‘The X Factor’ began. That’s probably because it was only last week, but considering I am seven blogs in, it feels like it has gone by very quickly. Especially since Thursday night brought the final round...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 7:21 PM
With her first book on stitchery, needlework instructor Erica Wilson revived a craft and helped invent a publishing category.
Her 1962 hardcover book, "Crewel Embroidery," both popularized the pursuit and helped transform her into "America's first lady...
| Dec 22, 2011
It's become a tradition at the L.A. Times Food section: Every year, we run a holiday essay by a noted Southern California writer reflecting the unique nature of the way we celebrate the season. This year's is by Janet Fitch, whose novels include the best-...
| May 24, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series about neighborhood grocery stores.
Charles Burkett knows his customers.
He can tell you about the elderly gentleman who requested he sell cat litter, the woman who has two slices of bologna delivered...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Editor's note: This is the second in Gayle's two-part series of columns about her recent trip to Europe. The first part appeared in the May 25 edition of the Courier
We safely arrived in Paris by air. Did you know that Europe has more steps than...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Worried you won't be able to savor the Escoffier-inspired food of "1906 Paris" at Grant Achatz's Next restaurant? Take a deep breath: You can now turn to the long-dead French chef for direction as John Wiley & Sons issues a new edition of the classic...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:10 PM
I have too many cookbooks. My four Ikea bookcases are stuffed, with books piled on top of them. More books are stacked on my coffee tables and on the floor. What am I to do?
That's why a San Francisco Chronicle story by Amanda Gold called "Recipe for...