| Apr 24, 2011
As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask.
Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
| May 1, 2011
Travel expert Pauline Frommer hopscotches around the world for a living, which means countless plane flights and a heaping helping of airline food.
"I never eat airline food, if I can help it," said Frommer, founder of Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides and...
| Jun 19, 2008
HIDDEN behind a downturn in the stock market, pain at the gas pump and historic home foreclosures, the high-end designer kitchen gleams on. The remodeling business may be off in parts of Southern California, and some consumers may be rethinking the need...
| Jun 15, 2009
Mich. GOP congressman
Carl Pursell, 76, a Michigan Republican who served in the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993, died of heart disease Thursday at his home in Plymouth, Mich.
Pursell represented Michigan's lower peninsula,...
| Sep 1, 2009
Sheila Lukins, an influential cookbook author whose "The Silver Palate" demystified and helped popularize gourmet cooking in America's home kitchens, has died. She was 66.
Lukins, who also operated a pioneering gourmet takeout shop, died Sunday at her...
| Dec 19, 2007
IT'S late Christmas morning and all of the presents have been unwrapped. Even if just for the moment, the kids are lulled into quiet. Southern California's bright winter sunshine floods in through the windows. Now it's time for the grown-ups to relax into...
| Nov 11, 2009
The story of Los Angeles can be told through its food. Neighborhoods, cultures and history come into focus through a bite of bread, a nibble of cheese or a sip of tea. But it's impossible to learn all this through a speeding (or barely inching along)...
| Nov 28, 2007
LET'S hit the high points of Judith Jones' career: pushed through the American translation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and published Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Edited food legends such as Child, Marcella Hazan, Madhur Jaffrey,...
| Apr 22, 2010
Is Los Angeles getting snubbed by the James Beard Foundation?
The foundation doles out its prestigious awards May 3 at a star-studded gala at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. As foodies everywhere know, they're the Oscars of the culinary world, arguably...
| Jun 11, 2008
AN EMOTIONAL ovation greeted chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea restaurant when he was named outstanding chef for 2007 at Sunday night's James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony in New York City. Achatz, known for his avant-garde cuisine drawing on...
| Oct 22, 2008
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience," wrote James Beard, but with all the political posturing and finger-pointing these final weeks on the campaign trail, it's difficult to imagine the presidential hopefuls and their running mates...