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March 8, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan
The world's most expensive wrist watch, encrusted with 1,282 diamonds, was unveiled by Swiss watchmaker Hublot, according to a report by AFP . The price? $5 million. The white-gold watch was revealed this week at the world's biggest watch show, Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland. According to the AFP report, it took 17 people at Hublot 14 months to set the more than 140 carats of diamonds on the watch. Jean-Claude Biver, president of the watch company, told AFP that it would be difficult to make a more expensive watch "because the surface of the watch is limited.
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FOOD
May 8, 2002
Rankings are based on a Times poll of national and independent cookbook sellers. *--* Last Week Weeks on List 1 "The Healthy Kitchen" by Andrew Weil 1 6 and Rosie Daley (Knopf, $24.95). Healthy recipes from a doctor and Oprah's former chef 2 "I'm Just Here for the Food" by Alton 2 4 Brown (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $32.50). A hip textbook from another Food Network personality 3 "Cooking Thin With Chef Kathleen" by 5 7 Kathleen Daelemans (Houghton Mifflin, $27).
NEWS
August 18, 2012
Everything Nancy Silverton touches seems to turn to gold. After working for years as pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago, she and then-husband Mark Peel opened Campanile in 1989, and it quickly became one of Southern California's most important restaurants. Pursuing her passion for bread, she started La Brea Bakery the same year, and it quickly became the benchmark for fine sourdough before she sold it in 2001. In 2006, she joined partners Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich in opening the Mozza Restaurant Group , owner of the overwhelmingly popular Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and Mozza2Go.
NEWS
February 19, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
David Rosoff, longtime general manager for the Mozza group of restaurants, has resigned. But he's not gone yet. He'll be in command at the restaurants owned by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich until March 7. In an email, he states: “It's been an amazing 8 years. Like being the GM of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. But rather than a toad, it's 3 titans of the industry.” “It's all very amicable,” he stressed. “I love Nancy to death and am very proud of what we built there.” Silverton praised Rosoff in return.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Cast your vote for your favorite entry in our third annual Los Angeles Times Battle of the Burgers . Your precious democracy is at stake!   Well, that might be a little overstated. But Pasadena media are abuzz about a local kid who has entered the contest, and you know that's going to get out a lot of those Queen City votes. Gabriella Pontrelli, a fifth-grader at Holy Family School in South Pasadena, as part of a homework assignment wrote up her idea for a burger dedicated to her favorite restaurant - the Dog Haus (it's a mutual love thing: The restaurant already has a cheeseburger on its menu named after her - The Gabster,  introduced on March 21 -- national Absolutely Incredible Kid Day)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2010
The Early Show Chelsea Handler. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Gail Sheehy; Tere Duperrault Fassbender; Mario Batali. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Author Carolyn Jessop; author Daisy Lewellyn. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Joel McHale. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Amy Kremer; Tim Daly; Willie Nelson performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Tightening a saggy neck. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL Rachael Ray Marg Helgenberger. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS The Martha Stewart Show Chef Marco Canora; Jim Parsons.
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