| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Everybody knows that when you go anywhere near Santa Barbara, you are supposed to pull off the freeway and stop by La Super Rica, because Julia Child used to go there (which is an odd criterion by which to choose a taqueria, come to think of it), and...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Everson Royce in Pasadena is holding a special winemaker flight night Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. Winemaker Mark Adams from Saxum, where he is an assistant winemaker and from Ledge Vineyards, a solo side project in Paso Robles, will be on hand to talk...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:47 AM
How about a California rum to celebrate National Rum Day?
It turns out the Imperial Valley grows sugar cane and from that the folks at St. George Spirits in the San Francisco Bay Area produce an extraordinary St. George California Agricole Rum (formerly...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:32 PM
So many memorials to Julia Child today, on what would have been her 101st birthday, it made me think of her once again. Perhaps the greatest honor I've ever received was that her family chose my appreciation of her to be read aloud at her funeral. I...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Sip-tember cocktail competition: In honor of Julia Child’s birthday on Thursday, her hometown, Pasadena, is celebrating with the launch of a citywide cocktail competition. Starting with 64 drinks from 32 restaurants and bars, patrons can vote for...
| Dec 22, 2012
Once I lived in a place where winter temperatures regularly dipped below freezing, and my best friend was my goose down comforter. My downstairs neighbor was a Renaissance English scholar, and every year he did the whole Dickens Christmas feast complete...
| Dec 29, 2012
This is the year you will resolve to ditch the diets, the "all or nothing" mentality and the "no-pain, no-gain" fitness goals. This is the year you will resolve to use common sense to eat less junk food, move more — and have fun doing it.
| Apr 6, 2013
Ever since I picked up my first Elizabeth David book, I've been enamored of her prose recipe style. And by that I mean recipes written in a minimalist way, not in numbered steps, almost as a narrative. No long reel of ingredients. A few sentences or...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Jean Stapleton, who died Friday at the age of 90, was 48 when she became famous as Edith Bunker in "All in the Family."
By the time that landmark sitcom premiered in 1971, she had been acting for 30 years on the stage, in movies and on television,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before her caterwauling duet of "Those Were the Days" with Carroll O'Connor became a signature moment of CBS' "All in the Family," actress Jean Stapleton had already sung her way through a number of now-classic stage musicals in her career as a New York...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:07 PM
'Summer Tastes' at Jar: Chef Suzanne Tracht and her team are offering "Summer Tastes" at Jar, a three-course menu of seasonal eats. The menu, priced at $40 per person, will change each month and will be available nightly. The latest "Summer Taste" menu...