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February 22, 2004
Thank you for Ross Newhan's great article on Zov's Bistro ("From Syria, With Love," Jan. 25). Tustin and Orange County are fortunate to have not only this mecca of fine cuisine, but also the very generous and community-minded Karamardian family. We happily dine at Zov's and revel in its honors. But the lasting impression we have is of an entrepreneur and her family who have earned the appreciation of a grateful community. Linda Jennings Tustin
November 6, 2012 | By Rosemary McClure
Stake out a cool view of the Gulf of California from the renovated pool at Mexico 's Las Ventanas al Paraiso , an upscale Baja resort that is celebrating its 15th year with a multimillion-dollar upgrade. The hotel, between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas , has updated its pool, redesigned the spa adding an indoor/outdoor setting and opened La Marisqueria raw bar and demo kitchen. There are new beach cabanas with private plunge pools and Jacuzzis.  The resort also is offering a new menu, which managing director Martein van Wagenberg calls "locally sourced, nationally inspired.
June 13, 1999
My wife and I, having read your article about the language school Ecole des Trois Ponts in Roanne, France ("Off to Learn the Lingo," Jan. 11, 1998), decided to try it out. We went in May 1998 and were so delighted that we returned in October and then again in May. Our French has improved enormously, and more important, we have made many new friends. The friendly staff, excellent cuisine and peaceful ambience of this country chateau make for a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Many thanks for your article.
March 15, 1987
Regarding the ongoing series, Body Worry, I hereby offer myself as a subject for a Chunk Factor Study whereby I will be sent to luxuriate (and exercise) on a tropical isle, travel to exotic locales to report on fine cuisine, have my measurements taken, and maybe even learn to ride a bike. I have all my hair, have only lifted heavy boxes of textbooks in a school library, and am sincere about stopping the spread of fat below the Equator. The way Mr. Remar Sutton is braving the battle appeals to me. LOIS COHN Long Beach
November 5, 1987 | JOAN DRAKE
The Fifth Annual American Wine & Food Festival, benefiting the West Los Angeles Chapter of Meals on Wheels and Cuisine a Roulettes, will be held Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. This year's event will be held on the "Back to the Future" set at Universal Studios. Honorary benefit chairman is Vincent Price. Once again this year 15 chefs from around the country and 45 wineries will offer a tasting of their finest cuisine and wines.
October 19, 1995 | COLMAN ANDREWS, Andrews is the executive editor of Saveur, a food magazine whose cover line exhorts its readers to "savor a world of authentic cuisine." and
By definition, authenticity resists accessibility. . . . --John Thorne, Matt Lewis Thorne, Simple Cooking, January/February, 1993 * Authenticity in cuisine is a will-o'-the-wisp, elusive and impossible to define--or, rather, all too easy to define, except that everybody defines it differently.
August 9, 1988 | Jack Smith, Jack Smith,
The myth about fads is that they all begin in Southern California and sweep outward over the world like waves from a stone thrown into a pond. Living at the heart of this eccentric birthplace, I ought to be aware of every fad from its very origin. In fact, by the time I recognize a fad it is already passe or on its way out. People who frequent the "in" restaurants were already tiring of nouvelle cuisine , having recognized it for the fraud it was, when I first discovered it.
March 4, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Playa on Beverly Boulevard, the 2-year-old "urban Latin" restaurant from chef John Sedlar and his partner, Bill Chait, will close Wednesday. "While the restaurant has been critically successful and John has tremendously enjoyed the creative process of introducing Baja and Mexi-China inspired menus to Angelenos," an announcement said "the concept has not met the high expectations John and Bill set for it when opening two years ago. " ...
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