February 12, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- American ski veteran Stacey J. Cook started to cry in the mixed zone after finishing 17th in Wednesday's women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor. It mostly had to do with what she wrote after “ambition” in her official biography for the Sochi Games: “To win an Olympic medal,” she wrote. Cook didn't win a medal Wednesday and, at age 29, probably has only one more Olympic chance -- Saturday's women's super G. “The downhill is kind of the thing, though,” she lamented.
February 9, 2014 |
People like rich, tasty food - and sweet, smooth desserts. That's a recipe the Cheesecake Factory Inc. has been following for more than three decades. The company's roots can be traced to the home kitchen of Evelyn Overton, who ran a small baked goods business from the family home in Detroit in the 1940s. She and her husband, Oscar, later moved to California to launch a bakery. In 1978, their son, David, opened the first Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Beverly Hills. "I didn't know what I was doing," David Overton told The Times in a 2011 interview.
February 1, 2014 |
The Getty Research Institute is absorbing yet another chunk of New York City's experimental-arts patrimony, having recently bought a huge archive of video art, video and audio recordings of live performances, photographs, original posters and other materials documenting the first three decades of work created at the Kitchen, a space in lower Manhattan that since 1971 has tried with frequent success to foster creative breakthroughs in visual art, performance...
January 31, 2014 |
For a week this February, fans of Le Sirenuse on the Amalfi Coast won't have to board a plane to soak up Italy's coastal food and style. The hotel is coming for a "visit" to Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica where the two will collaborate on creating a week of memorable Mediterranean dishes for SoCal diners. From Feb. 19 to 26, Italian chef Matteo Temperini from the Positano hotel joins Shutters' executive chef Sven Mede in the kitchen at One Pico restaurant . The Italians bring dishes such as roasted prawns with scampi bruschetta, lemon confit and local squid, and tortellini topped with black truffles and Parmesan fondue.
January 31, 2014 |
At 24, professional snowboarder Elena Hight is already a two-time Olympian and in training for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Raised near the mountains in California, she began hitting the slopes as a child and competed in her first Olympics at age 16. Hight, now a full-time boarder, is also passionate about surfing and cooking. Here, she discusses how she stays in shape mentally and physically. How did you learn to snowboard and develop it as a passion? I was born in Hawaii, and my family relocated to the mountains in Lake Tahoe when I was 6 years old. My dad was a surfer his whole life, and the first thing he did when we relocated was teach my whole family to snowboard, and I just took to the sport real quickly, and it took off from there.
January 25, 2014 |
American downhill racers had mixed results on Saturday in World Cup competitions when Bode Miller felt like he let a potential victory slip from his grasp because of "stupid mistakes" in Kitzbuehel, Austria, while Stacey Cook felt her skiing is "definitely going in the right direction" after taking fifth in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist and two-time World Cup overall champion, finished on the podium for the first time this season after he missed last season because of a knee injury.