| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:47 PM
"The altitude's kinda giving me a bit of a headache. Does anyone got (an), Aspen?"
Oh, Steven Tyler. It was so funny I forgot to laugh.
"American Idol" travels to Aspen, Colo., for the first time, where we learn about Rocky Mountain Oysters and...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Ahoy from aboard the Princess Cruises' Star Princess while I am enjoying my radio station's Alaskan cruise this week.
CRN Digital Talk Radio, which syndicates my "Boathouse Radio Show," is hosting a murder mystery cruise. My wife and I could not miss the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations.
There are practical advantages to...
| Sep 29, 2012
What a pretty Chablis from young négociant and winemaker Patrick Piuze, a French Canadian who stopped to work the harvest in Burgundy 11 years ago and basically never went home again. After studying winemaking in Beaune, he oversaw Maison Olivier...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Vic and I had "slow food" this past week at two events. One was the annual Harvest Potluck by the Huntington Beach Community Garden. The other was the annual picnic in Bommer Canyon in Irvine put on by the Orange County chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. We...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Two chefs will enter. One will leave crowned Top Chef Masters and win $100K for their charity.
Our finalists? New York's Kerry Heffernan, playing for City Harvest, and San Francisco's Chris Costantino, playing for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Both...
| Sep 27, 2012
First it was fish then streetcars then bead dogs.
Now, it's oysters, giant fiberglass oysters.
The three-foot tall mollusks are painted by local artists. Each one is designed to showcase how restaurants prepare their Louisiana oysters.
| Sep 28, 2012
Matt Asen ate his first oyster at age 5 at Lundy's in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. He's since become an oyster aficiando of sorts, trying over 387 varities of oysters around the world and amassing one of the largest collection of oyster shells.
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Sundays are lazy days. Most of us wake up a little later and plan fun activities before heading back to the grind come Monday. In fact, cooking should be the last thing on your mind.
How about heading outdoors for a meal? The sun is shining, the kids are...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Although most of the larger farmers markets in Southern California have at least one vendor of cultivated mushrooms, the great majority of these buy from large commercial producers and so must sell in the non-certified section or under a second...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:35 AM
When Demetrios "Jimmy" Minadakis opened a restaurant in 1974, he had high hopes for the place's success — such high hopes that he chose the name Jimmy's Famous Seafood.
Nearly 40 years later, the Dundalk restaurant has lived up to — and...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Restaurants, seafood bars and even other shellfish providers are bemoaning the imminent demise of Drakes Bay Oyster Co., a Northern California business said to be responsible for nearly 40% of the state’s oyster production.