| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Boeuf bourguignon is so much more than just another beef stew. This classic French dish, made so popular by a certain Ms. Julia Child, is the kind of stew that can earn a marriage proposal. The deeply savory aroma alone -- redolent of...
| 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 29, 2014
| 11:28 AM
If you didn’t make it to any of the many wine festivals scheduled for May in nearby wine country, here’s one celebrating none other than cookbook writer extraordinaire Julia Child on the weekend of June 6 to 8.
The tall Californian who...
| 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,...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2013
That's a good point! (No it isn't.)
I'd be happy to join the team! (I'd rather be eaten by wart hogs.)
Your cake is delicious! (Thanks for the food poisoning, Julia Child.)
These are but a few examples of the lies we tell at work. Most aren't...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Everything about 9021Pho, Glendale Galleria's newest restaurant, is lively and uplifting. Walls of windows let in light, retro-modern decor is steeped in the colors of mango and raspberry sorbet, and plates of colorful, farm-fresh foods all serve to...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
I would bet you shillings to cents that at least 90% of the people who watch “Downton Abbey,” which returns to these TV shores on Sunday, would rather be the “upstairs” folk, the titled Crawley family, than the “downstairs&...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Whether you're stuffing your face with a KFC Double Down sandwich or watching Gordon Ramsay roast professional chefs on "Hell's Kitchen," you're sharing in one of society's biggest obsessions: food.
"Food is hot," said Paula Johnson, curator for the...