| Jun 19, 2008
| 2:48 PM
Tartine, llesque, smorrebrod, bruschetta.... whatever it's called, one thing is abundantly clear: The open-faced sandwich is internationally well liked.
Walk through Paris' St.-Germain-des-Pres and you're bound to see a glamorous cafe patron lingering at...
| May 13, 2009
In the Roussillon, Jean Gardiès is known for his intense and pure Syrah, Mourvedre and old-vines Grenache. But he also makes a lovely Muscat Sec, or dry muscat, which makes a terrific summer aperitif wine. Fragrant and sweet with the scents of white...
| Sep 2, 2009
The Encino farmers market remains the largest and best in the San Fernando Valley, with about 30 produce vendors. This count has held steady over the last decade, but the number of prepared foods and nonagricultural stands, selling everything from hot...
| Dec 16, 2009
The Santa Clarita farmers market offers experienced management, a good mix of quality local growers, and plenty of parking. It took some time after its establishment in 1993 to catch on, but the numbers of shoppers and vendors have steadily increased, and...
| Jul 15, 2009
Who would have thunk? A dry Muscat from Malaga in southern Spain, better known for its luscious sweet wines? And yet Spanish wine importer Jorge Ordoñez and the late, great sweet wine producer Alois Kracher had the idea to try making a little dry wine...
| Sep 23, 2009
By most counts, the new farmers market in Moorpark is pretty nondescript. Brand new (it only opened in June), it is modest in size, with about a dozen certified producers, and has been relatively quiet so far. But against all odds, this one small market...
| Aug 11, 2009
Newly opened, Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty is one of the hottest and priciest restaurants in town. But starting next week, you can have a three course taste of the specialties for only $35.
Executive Chef Sarah Johannes says, "We have a bunch of...
| Aug 27, 2009
Wine of the week
Selection: For those who like a white with a touch of residual sugar, the 2008 Ca' del Solo Muscat from California is a great choice. Produced by the highly regarded Bonny Doon Winery, this easy-to-like white is crisp, yet has a slight...
| Jul 30, 2008
Piedmontese wines are marketed three ways: by location, by grape variety and by both. A barbera d'Alba, for example, is pretty straightforward. It's a wine from Alba made from the barbera grape. But take a Barbaresco or a Barolo. Did you know both are...
| Jul 24, 2008
By JENNIFER C. YATES and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press Writers Thu Jul 24, 7:13 AM ET
PITTSBURGH - The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because...
| Mar 24, 2010
Passover preparation can be an arduous task. You clean the house, get rid of leavened foods, bring out the right china, cook a Seder dinner — and shop for kosher wine.
"Jews are required to drink wine on Passover, even if they don't like wine and...