September 23, 1998 |
Cookbook lovers have a wealth of bookstores that cater to their every interest. Wine buffs aren't quite that lucky. It's rare to find a bookstore that stocks a comprehensive selection of wine books for someone seriously interested in wine. That's why Kellgren's Wine Book Catalog is so welcome. A short browse turns up a number of books I'd like to have in my own library. For sheer good writing on wine: "Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson" by James M.
May 1, 1997 |
Speaking of upscale digs, Orange County's newest luxury lodging comes with a transmission. Newport Dunes Resort, dubbed the "Ritz of RV Parks," is now renting luxury motor homes to overnight guests at the 110-acre Newport Beach resort. Geared toward the motor-homeless, the new program allows easy riders to experience all the comforts of a first-class hotel on wheels without having to learn to parallel park, according to Newport Dunes spokeswoman Laurie Kajiwara.
August 12, 2009
Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 8 biscuits. Note: Adapted from Gourmet magazine, June 1993 2 cups flour, plus extra for kneading 2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening 3/4 cup buttermilk Milk for brushing the biscuits 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and blend in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles meal.
July 11, 2012 |
Magazine publishing giant Conde Nast shook up its corporate sales staff Wednesday by placing digital advertising boss Josh Stinchcomb over sales for print, digital, mobile, video and marketing services. The change displaced Tom Hartman, vice president of corporate sales, who is leaving the company that publishes Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Allure, Vanity Fair and 13 other titles. Hartman previously served for five years at Gourmet magazine, ending as publisher. He is one of a dozen staffers leaving as a result of the changes.
March 6, 2013 |
There are a lot of smart people in the food world, but not many smarter than Ruth Reichl. So when she says formal fine dining is going to make a comeback, maybe it's a good idea to pay attention. Reichl was the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times in the 1980s and '90s, then restaurant critic for the New York Times, editor of Gourmet magazine and author of a series of best-selling food memoirs. I was talking to her for a story I'm working on when she pointed out that "the people who really spend a lot of money in restaurants now are the 20-30somethings and they really think of restaurants as an important part of their lives.
February 24, 2013 |
High-energy Amy Finley gave a fast-paced cooking demonstration Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show . (She returns at 11 a.m. Sunday (today) for a second demo.) Finley, a classically trained cook and the author of "How to Eat a Small Country," prepared lapin a la moutarde , or rabbit with mustard, a traditional Burgundian dish. She's an advocate for getting people to eat more rabbit but admitted that it's tricky thinking of a "fluffy bunny and what you're having for dinner.
April 28, 1999
1. "Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook" by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods. Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 3 2. "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). Recipes from the specialty food store of the same name in the Hamptons. Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 2 3. "How To Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes.