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  • Uncorked: Pining for pinot

    Uncorked: Pining for pinot
    Wholly grail. Everyone wants pinot noir. Those who set the table want its come-hither aromas of red fruits and dried leaves stippled with rain, its supple texture and haunting length of flavor, its pliancy with all manner of food. Winemakers want the...
  • Fish dinner is flexible, benefits from citrus twist

    Fish dinner is flexible, benefits from citrus twist
    At a recent dinner, my culinary guru/friend Jolene Worthington served guests a delicious, perfectly glazed, broiled salmon steak atop vinaigrette-dressed spinach. The salmon's cooking juices gently wilted some spinach leaves, a tangy vinaigrette played...
  • A wired world sees the horror as it happens

    A wired world sees the horror as it happens
    After the quake, it took 45 minutes for the tsunami to reach the coast of Japan — 45 minutes of knowing, of waiting, of bracing. When it came, they were all glued to their televisions — a Jesuit priest in New York, an engineering professor in...
  • Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project

    Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project
    The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated. In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
  • 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...
  • Tsunami mostly spares other nations around the Pacific Rim

    Strong aftershocks and a second sizable earthquake rattled Japan through the night after the island nation's worst quake in recorded history, but the tsunami waves that drowned hundreds in northeast Japan mostly spared other countries around the Pacific...
  • Brazilian Blowout might be dangerous to your health

    Brazilian Blowout might be dangerous to your health
    Controversy is swirling around a pricey and much-heralded hair-straightening treatment after researchers in Oregon announced recently that they had found that the formula contained the dangerous chemical formaldehyde, even in packages labeled...
  • $15 wine: the new normal

    $15 wine: the new normal
    There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast. Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
  • Japan struggles in quake's aftermath

    Japan struggled on Saturday to recover from its worst earthquake, which unleashed enough energy to generate a tsunami that threatened several countries along the Pacific Rim, including the United States where parts of California and the rest of the West...
  • 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...
  • Tsunami spawned by Japan's quake smacks California and Oregon

    Tsunami spawned by Japan's quake smacks California and Oregon
    The long arm of a ferocious tsunami crashed into California and the Pacific Northwest on Friday, with 6- to 8-foot surges flooding beaches and harbors, splintering docks, crushing scores of boats in marinas and triggering evacuations of shoreline...