| May 14, 2009
| 4:24 AM
by Mark Silva President Barack Obama addressed squarely, and with a measure of humor, tonight the very words that a public university had used this year in refusing to confer an honorary degree upon a president, a graduate of Harvard......
| Jan 13, 2008
Winter's chill clings to the docks of the Santa Barbara Harbor this morning, but Laurence Hauben arrives just after 8 with the antidote: a basket of pistachio-cranberry sablés, homemade shortbread biscuits dipped in dark chocolate, fresh...
| Sep 23, 2009
I would bet that most people, when they think of tomato sauce, they think Italian. In fact, tomato sauce is found the world over. It's even one of the five sauces that the French call "mother" sauces (along with bechamel, veloute, espagnole and...
| 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...