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NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jay Z has met with Barneys New York officials to discuss an internal advisory council that is to be formed to deal with the isse of racial profiling, WWD reports. [WWD] John Galliano, fired as creative director at Dior in March 2011 for making anti-Semitic comments, won the right to have his wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employers heard in a French labor court. [WWD] The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alice Temperley cocktail dress and Jimmy Choo heels to present an award Thursday night at an event for the SportsAid charity.
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BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
July 18, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
When the focaccia emerges from the oven at Chi Spacca , it resembles a blistered and bubbly moonscape. Cheese bubbles up between gashes in the thin, crackling crust. I take a bite: This may be the single best thing I've put in my mouth all year. It tastes of olive oil, salt and tangy molten cheese all at once. This isn't the typical bready focaccia from Liguria, but a very particular version from Recco, a little hill town near Genoa. The focaccia is the result of two years' research by Nancy Silverton and Chi Spacca chef Chad Colby.
TRAVEL
May 13, 2012
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NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila and Russ Parsons
NEW YORK -- Some of the most notable prizes given at the James Beard Foundation awards Monday night were those that were most overdue. Sonoma winemaker Merry Edwards won Wine and Spirits Professional for the first time after six nominations. Wylie DuFresne of WD-50 was named the best chef in New York after seven nominations. Dan Barber's Blue Hill won best restaurant after 14 years. San Francisco legend Cecilia Chiang won the lifetime achievement award at 92 years of age, and Maguy LeCoze won outstanding restaurateur - the first woman ever.
FOOD
September 8, 1999
1. "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). Recipes from the specialty food store of the same name in the Hamptons.1 Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 21 2. "How To Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes. Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 49 3. "Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook" by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2011
Today Olivia Munn; Nick Offerman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Ashton Kutcher; author Elisabeth Hasselbeck. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Martin Short; Olivia Munn. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Marilu Henner, Bob Petrella and Louise Owen discuss superior autobiographical memory. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Getting a sexier shape. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk William H. Macy; Debi Mazar. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Oprah Winfrey Show In Australia: Russell Crowe; Jay-Z; Bon Jovi; a tribute Steve Irwin.
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