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  • Former Idol contestant gives audition advice

    Former Idol contestant gives audition advice
    SAN DIEGO -- Move over chocolate covered bacon! On Wednesday former American Idol contestant Elliot Yamin fans got a real treat at the San Diego County Fair. Yamin, 33, was a fan favorite on Season 5 of American Idol, who ended up coming in third place, ...
  • Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes

    Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes
    Aromatic matsutakes, a seasonal delicacy prized by the Japanese, rank among the elite of true wild mushrooms — along with porcini, morels and chanterelles — but are generally less available and less well known at farmers markets. Part of the...
  • The Review: Providence

    The Review: Providence
    "Take one," the waiter says, proffering a vase sprouting savory lollipops. Each stick holds a round of squid sitting on a cube of dark red chorizo. "Eat them in one bite, so you get both tastes at once," comes the further instruction. I do. The sweet...
  • Beer of the Month: Green Flash Brewing Barleywine 2010

    Beer of the Month: Green Flash Brewing Barleywine 2010
      Green Flash Brewing Barleywine 2010 Barleywines are typically sweet and malty with plenty of hops for balance. This one, from a India Pale Ale specialist based in San Diego, leads with the hops. It pours dark amber with an attractive nose of pine...
  • Market Watch: The renaissance of the Italian lemon

    Market Watch: The renaissance of the Italian lemon
    Lemons are most in demand in summer, for making lemonade, serving with cocktails and squeezing on fish. There's a little bit of a disconnect with production, which is concentrated, from different growing areas, in the fall to spring months; but there's...
  • Market Watch: Selecting the best grapefruit

    Market Watch: Selecting the best grapefruit
    Grapefruit may be the most misunderstood of California's fruits. Excellent locally grown examples are available year-round at farmers markets, but it's also easy to fall for fruit — often similar-looking and grown just a few miles away —...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Loring Wine Co. Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Loring Wine Co. Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley'
      Brian Loring has a self-proclaimed obsession with Pinot Noir. From a workaday facility in Lompoc on the Central Coast, he makes half a dozen single-vineyard Pinot Noirs. This one, though, is a mixture of several vineyard lots and is a great argument...
  • Market Watch: The sweet smell of Mara des Bois strawberries

    Market Watch: The sweet smell of Mara des Bois strawberries
    Walking through the Santa Monica farmers market early one recent morning, I noticed Sherry Yard, executive pastry chef of Spago, carrying a flat of strawberries that looked oddly different than any I had seen there before. Even from 10 feet away, they...
  • Wine of the Week: 2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 'Dussin Vineyard'

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 'Dussin Vineyard'
      2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir "Dussin Vineyard" It's a beautiful Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley and winemaker Lynn Penner. The fruit is dark and ripe, but there's no trace of jam in this elegant and lush wine from the vineyard that...
  • Market Watch: Super-hot Bhut Jolokia chiles

    Market Watch: Super-hot Bhut Jolokia chiles
    For certain people, finding and triumphing over the world's hottest chile is one of those captivating, extreme pursuits like climbing Mt. Everest or running an ultramarathon in Death Valley in July. Even for nonparticipants, the spectacle of the quest...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Diochon Moulin-à-Vent 'Cuvée Vieilles Vignes'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Diochon Moulin-à-Vent 'Cuvée Vieilles Vignes'
      2009 Domaine Diochon Moulin-à-Vent 'Cuvée Vieilles Vignes' Now that all the folderol over Beaujolais Nouveau is long gone, we can start drinking the real stuff: cru Beaujolais. And this Moulin-à-Vent from Domaine Diochon's old vines is definitely...