July 8, 2013 |
In weather like this and pretty much all summer, red wine benefits from a slight chill before serving. If your house is warm and your bottle of wine is room temperature, it probably should be chilled down in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so before serving. Why? Red wines fall apart and don't taste like themselves when they're too warm. Don't believe me? Try this experiment. Pour out a glass of red. Re-cork the bottle and chill it down in an ice bucket or the refrigerator - not as cold as white wine, obviously, but just a few degrees cooler than room temperature.
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April 30, 2013 |
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly tried to sneak tainted bottles of orange juice into a refrigerator at a Starbucks coffee shop in San Jose. A customer reported seeing the woman remove two bottles of orange juice from her purse and place them in a refrigerated display case at the store, the Mercury News reported . When the customer alerted store staff the woman fled. After examining the bottles and detecting what they described as a “toxic smell,” store employees called 911. Police tracked 50-year-old Ramineh Behbehanian to her home about five miles away after a witness provided her license plate number.
April 23, 2013 |
In 2011, Rob Spiro, Alon Salant and their team of techies launched a San Francisco-based start-up called Good Eggs . What was initially a software system for farmers to sell directly to customers turned into an online storefront that features picked- and prepared-to-order goods from numerous local farmers and food-makers. With a mission to “grow and sustain local food systems” and a board of advisors that includes Alice Waters and Bi-Rite founder...
April 13, 2013 |
Here in California we love to brag about our abundance of wonderful seasonal ingredients and how that makes good food easy. That's more or less true, but I have to confess that I've also always had a sneaking admiration for those cooks who can whip up something from nothing. Sure, it's wonderful to be able to just pick up a sack of Ojai Pixie mandarins and a box of medjool dates and call it dessert. But you've really got to admire someone who can take a couple of wilted zucchinis, a sprouting onion and some canned tomatoes and turn that into something delicious - the real-life equivalent of the proverbial stone soup.
April 4, 2013 |
As Los Angeles' young breweries mature and grow, many have turned to packaging as a way to reach more beer fans, and some new brewed-in-L.A. beers are about to find their way into your fridge. Apart from the machinery and the manpower required for a brewery to package its beer, there are significant logistical obstacles to overcome to get bottles into your fridge. From procuring and storing the bottles, to designing and receiving government approval for the labels, to producing enough beer to fill both kegs for draft accounts and bottles, the prospect of packaging beer can be a daunting prospect for a small brewery.
March 1, 2013 |
For more than four years, photographer Mark Menjivar photographed the contents of strangers' refrigerators for his exhibit "You Are What You Eat," which has traveled to museums and universities across the country. In a short article by Mark Wilson at the Fast Company website, Menjivar said, "One person likened me asking to photograph their fridge to me asking them to pose nude for the camera. " Quick. Go open your refrigerator door and just look. What do you see? No straightening, editing, culling allowed.