May 12, 1999
1. "Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook" by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods. Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 5 2. "LaBelle Cuisine" by Patti LaBelle (Broadway Books, $25). First "Lady Marmalade," now this; recipes from the soul diva. Last Week: 5 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. Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 33 4.
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.
October 13, 1994
Want to celebrate somewhere deluxe? Head over to Auberge at Barnabey's Hotel in Manhattan Beach, possibly the most romantic dining room in the South Bay. This elegant Victorian restaurant, lit by small red chandeliers, features intimate booths, partially shielded with red velvet drapes. Even when full, the room is so quiet you could hear a quenelle drop. Fortunately, it's not only the decor at Auberge that's special.
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.
June 21, 2012 |
Los Angeles Times Editor Davan Maharaj on Wednesday announced new top editors for the Times' arts and entertainment coverage team, which he called "one of the most important journalistic franchises at The Times. " Maharaj named Business Editor John Corrigan as assistant managing editor in charge of arts and entertainment. Corrigan succeeds Sallie Hofmeister, who had been responsible for arts and entertainment since 2009. Maharaj earlier announced that Hofmeister would leave The Times at the end of this week.
March 20, 1993 |
Perhaps you had to read the book, but the BBC production of Peter Mayle's runaway best-seller, "A Year in Provence," is weak tea--or so it seems judging from the first of four two-hour segments that airs Sunday on A&E (5 and 9 p.m.). John Thaw and Lindsay Duncan give amiable performances as the transplanted Mayles in a television dramatization by Michael Sadler in which the contentment of having traded the dampness and hustle of London for the pastoral rewards of Provence is expected to suffice.