| Nov 18, 2010
| 6:26 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind-the-Scenes Stories from America's Hottest Chefs
Martha Stewart's Lobster Roll
A big pot of boiling lobsters always draws a...
| Nov 21, 2010
A Short History of Private Life
Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95
"At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
| Dec 16, 2010
The holidays had an accent at our house. My mother, an inspired cook, filtered American tradition through her French sensibility. It's there in the photos of our first few years in the States — a crisp-skinned goose on the Thanksgiving table, and at...
| May 2, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Rejected first draft of Donald Trump's final announcement about his political intentions in 2012.
First, let me say how proud I am of myself for heckling Barack Obama until he produced the "long form" of his birth certificate, something no white...
| May 6, 2011
| 8:13 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — From her mother's kitchen "classroom," a top culinary school in New York and then hosting a national radio program, local resident and celebrity chef Jamie Gwen owes the journey to her most loyal fan: her mother.
"We have been...
| May 8, 2011
Marta Pazos, 69, and her mother, Delia Pazos, 93, have found a special place to enjoy their golden years together.
Three times a week they take the tai chi class in the garden of the Glendale Adult Recreation Center. They also come for special luncheons...
| May 22, 2011
From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are
How the American identity and its contradictions — democratic ideals and aristocratic pretensions — are...
| May 29, 2011
In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art /...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Alice Domar is a modern-day mom, so she knows the drill:
"When you're at work you feel guilty that you're not at home, and if you go home at 5 or 6 p.m. to pick up the kids from day care, you feel guilty you're not at work — or you do what I do:...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:46 PM
A Fourth of July party can be a casual affair. In fact, it's a time to serve a fabulous meal without the fuss of china, elaborate recipes and elegant linens. It's the holiday to bring the fun outside with barbecues, picnics and games.
You can set the...
| Nov 24, 2010
If alarmist trend stories are to be believed, we'll all be sitting around the Thanksgiving table texting and tweeting and otherwise ignoring each other. In which case, proper grammar — and civility — take a holiday this week.
But if you...