| Jun 8, 2010
David Welch likes to joke that he started working in his father's meat market when it opened in 1953. He was 5 years old.
"But they didn't make me go full time until I was 12," he said.
Welch's Stop & Shop has moved twice since it opened in Griffith,...
| Apr 3, 2010
Move over, Julie and Julia. Meet Andrew Martin and Damon Kirsche. By profession, a screenwriter and an actor-graphic designer. By avocation, cooks and collectors of vintage kitchenware. They recently shared morsels about a must-have of any collection:...
| Sep 5, 2009
One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers.
They're not professional...
| Nov 29, 2009
Cleaving A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession Julie Powell Little, Brown: 308 pp., $24.99
It's a loaded title: "Cleaving" is one of those words that turns on itself depending upon how it's used; to cling on the one hand, to sever on the other....
| Jan 17, 2010
The night belongs to "Avatar."
The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron.
| Jul 12, 2009
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ($12.95)
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($14)
| Aug 12, 2009
At a certain point in the wonderful new movie "Julie & Julia," there is a plot twist so shocking the audience gasps. Julia Child does something that seems so totally out of character that even on the way out, people were still shaking their heads. "How...
| Aug 19, 2009
The first time I went to Paris, a friend's old boyfriend, a poet who taught English to the employees of the French phone company, took me in hand and introduced me to his favorite restaurants. This American in Paris was mad about simple bistros and lively...
| Oct 7, 2009
For 68 years, Gourmet magazine upheld at least one end of the foodie vision. For decades, its vision virtually defined sophisticated cuisine for Americans. Back then, Gourmet was the only game in town.
In its early days, the magazine had a genteel,...
| May 1, 2009
Summer is never about which movies we're "looking forward to." It's which movies we're dying to see, all breathless and fanboy/fangirl goofy.
There's a Wolverine prequel, a Da Vinci Code sequel, Bruno to follow Borat, more transforming robots and one...
| Nov 27, 2009
| 4:33 PM
â¢ While the price of gold skyrockets, the Oscars are having to make this year's statues with less money in the kitty. Michael Cieply reports, "net assets for the fiscal year ended June 30 fell slightly, to $228.8 million, from $235.3 million the year...