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TRAVEL
February 5, 2011
This app (and a website) is for foodies who aren't content with just reading restaurant reviews. It gives them a sneak peek at the dishes. Name: Foodspotting Available for : iPhone; Android in beta What it does : Uses photos of plates of food served to customers to help users discover amazing dishes from establishments of all sizes and locales. Cost: Free What's hot: There are many ways to use this app. Don't miss the "Guides" section if you want good meals before you set off on a trip.
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NEWS
August 22, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating the 95th birthday of the National Park Service on Thursday, with special hikes and presentations. Info:  (928) 638-7641, or email libby_schaaf@nps.gov . . . . $50,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line in the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival chef competition Nov. 19. Click here for tix info . . . . Primm Valley Casino Resorts has completed an $8.5-million upgrade to its casino, rooms and spa that began last fall . . . . If the Travel section's recent piece on Cape May , N.J., caught your interest, check out a series of fall events, including food and wine fests, a Victorian weekend and Halloween happenings.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a "mega street food feast," will feature 35 master chefs. Entries will hail from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, Malaysia, Copenhagen, Denmark, China and Singapore, one of the world's best-known street food cities.   In addition to offering unusual cuisines, ongoing events will include masterclass cooking demonstrations, an awards ceremony, discussions on street food opportunities, live music and other entertainment.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Are you ready for one more update on Paula Deen? The doyenne of Southern cooking announced this week she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is being compensated for being a spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk, whose diabetes medication she takes. Deen appeared on ABC's "The Chew" on Wednesday to say that, in addition to shilling for the pharmaceutical company, she's also donating some of the money to the American Diabetes Assn. Whether this is in response to the negative press Deen has been getting for her association with Big Pharma isn't known, nor is the amount she's giving away.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant may have taken a beating last week in the New York Times - critic Pete Wells review was so scathing it has had folks talking for days now - but at least he got some equal time over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live. " Well, almost . As in, it was almost Fieri on the air, and the sketch almost made it on air. Alas, Bobby Moynihan's take on the celebrity chef will have to live forever in the dress rehearsal where it was performed, and of course, online.
FOOD
December 16, 2001
1. "The Paris Cookbook" by Patricia Wells (HarperCollins, $30). Recipes from the city's famous restaurants. Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 5 2. "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (Hungry Minds, $29.95). A straightforward approach to the cooking encyclopedia. Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 129 3. "The Naked Chef Takes Off" by Jamie Oliver (Hyperion, $34.95). Favorite recipes from the British kitchen hunk. Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 6 4.
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