| Nov 24, 2009
If there were a Guinness world record for making telescope mirrors, Dean Ketelsen would likely win it. Colleagues boast that the onetime Iowa farm boy has ground and polished more square footage of optics than any human being alive.
"It used to be a...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 3:11 PM
The cooking expertise of the late Julia Child had a resurgence in popularity thanks to director-screenwriter Nora Ephron's comedy, which merges two stories in recalling the legend of Child (played brilliantly, as usual, by Meryl Streep) and its...
| Dec 17, 2009
| 9:53 AM
LOS ANGELES -- "Up in the Air," "Precious" and " Inglourious Basterds" led the Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nominations each Thursday, among them honors for George Clooney, Diane Kruger and Mo'Nique.
The World War II rewrite "Inglourious...
| Jun 11, 2009
Remove the fan-like paper wrapper and take a bite. The sweetness of the icing curls around your tongue. Take another. The rich cake fills your mouth. Take another. Well goodness, it's gone.
That's the beauty of a cupcake.
"It's the perfect mix of creamy...
| Jul 1, 2009
Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal.
Cynics may call it a...
| Jul 29, 2009
| 5:55 AM
Julie and Julia
To purchase a copy of the book:
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
| Aug 7, 2009
Julie & Julia is a gloriously frothy confection, a late summer delight built on Meryl Streep's hilarious impersonation of The French Chef, Julia Child.
The comedy about a would-be writer's attempt to cook her way through Child's culture-changing cookbook...
| Aug 5, 2009
As Julie & Julia points out, Julie Powell was a struggling would-be writer living New York when she stumbled upon the gimmick that would make her famous. She started a blog, "The Julie/Julia Project: Nobody here but us servantless American cooks."
| Aug 6, 2009
Julie Powell was a frustrated Amherst grad living in New York and working in a temp job when her husband suggested she take that theater and fiction writing major out for a spin and try a blog. The one she came up with, "The Julie/Julia Project," would...
| Aug 6, 2009
Julie Powell was stuch at a dead end job, searching for her purpose in life, when she discovered Julia Child. After a year long challenge to cook every recipe in Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', her journey is now on the big screen, in...
| Aug 9, 2009
The new film Julie & Julia is more than a look at two women, separated by half a century, who both find joy in cooking the same French recipes.
It made me hunger for the days when blogging was pure.
The movie, which has been called the first major...
| Aug 25, 2009
| 8:00 AM
Allergen-Free Safe & Sound Dinner
Saturday, September 12
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8343 West Grand Avenue
(Adapted from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of...