| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:28 PM
“God has a great sense of humor and wants us to laugh,” preaches Pastor Paul Clairville of Burbank’s Westminster Presbyterian Church.
If, by some chance, that were not to be the case, Pastor Paul and more than 100 of his congregants who...
| Dec 29, 2013
"Eureka!" reads the California motto, originated in the 19th century Gold Rush. Now some believe the state is on the cusp of a 21st century bonanza, only this time it will be oil that fuels a Golden State boom.
Modern prospectors are eyeing the Monterey...
| May 9, 2014
When you think of the pioneers of the organic, "simple food" movement, perhaps the first two names that come to mind are Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl. Waters is the co-founder of the legendary Chez Panisse, one of the earliest American fine-dining...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:22 AM
If you were eating at fine South Florida restaurants in the late 1980s and early '90s, you don't need an introduction to chefs Allen Susser, Norman Van Aken, Douglas Rodriguez or Mark Militello. As members of the Mango Gang,...
| Jul 30, 2012
Food FYI: On the menu -- rat meat...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:37 PM
When my mother took a vacation a generation ago, she wanted to get as far from her steamy stove as possible. Things have changed. Now, women and men are flocking to destinations that promise even a peek inside someone else's kitchen.
| May 10, 2012
| 6:52 AM
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — If you believe the glossy travel magazines, Santa Barbara drips money, and any visitor had better be ready to have their wallet leak all over the place, too. Touted as "the American Riviera," it's up there with Palm Beach,...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Here are a few highlights from a flood of food events and news just in time for summer.
‘Dead Chefs’ at The Residency: Micha Wexler (formerly at Mezze) and Mike Kassar will combine forces with Umamicatessen’s The Residency in a “...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Cindy Hutson stood in cockpit of the charter boat Priority off Islamorada Tuesday, taking instruction from captain A.J. Stewart on the finer points of detecting the bite of the yellowtail snapper.
"You don't feel the bite; you see it," Stewart told her....
| Aug 14, 2011
I make books. That's what I do.
I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Light mist cloaked the ancient hills in Upper Normandy, and from somewhere within this tapestry of seaside cliffs and pastures of flowers, I expected a fire-breathing dragon or a white-haired wizard muttering ancient incantations would come bounding out...