Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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“Let’s buy another restaurant,” I said one evening at dinner to my unsuspecting wife – the very same wife who had made me promise, on the day that we had sold our last restaurant, that the next time I got the urge to own a restaurant, I would lie down on the floor until it passed.

“No,” Lorrie responded. There was really nothing to discuss.

So be it.

Six weeks later we passed papers on a small Italian restaurant that was on its last legs.


“I wanna more money,” said Stephano, the none-too-talented chef we had inherited with the restaurant.

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The other day I opened my mailbox and pulled out the contents, noticing there were a few magazines along with fliers and a utility bill. Since I was in a hurry to get somewhere, I dropped these items on the dining table and went about doing whatever needed to be done.

Sometimes I do not read my mail for a few days and when I picked up the magazine that had been packaged with sealed plastic wrapping, I felt myself exhale a long and whimsical sigh. I held in my hands the November 2009 issue of Gourmet Magazine. It wasn’t just a magazine but one I have been reading and thumbing through... Read More

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Dinner will never look the same again when the " all powerful wake-up call for consumers," ( Food, Inc., arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD November 3 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. "Bracing, compassionate, witty and compelling," (Time) Food, Inc. exposes the highly mechanized substructure that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the government’s regulatory agencies, the USDA and FDA.

Using animation and graphics, Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner (The American Experience) lifts the veil on the nation’s food... Read More

I know I've been MIA, but between working 40-50 hours aweek and doing on-line classes full time, haven't had much lesiure time to myself. This includes hardly going out, part in due to saving costs and being too exhausted after a 16+ hour day.

Being sick a few days ago, I'm a firm believer in soups as cures or assisting tremendously in curing a cold. One of those soups are a Vietnamese concoction of Pho. Broth with rice noodles, and various meat products and vegetables. Of course I like this on those cold winter days as well.

However for the last two years, I've had to exclude... Read More



Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce in partnership with “KOOZA” Cirque du Soleil is taking TASTE OF SANTA MONICA to new heights for its 8th annual food festival at Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, September 13th from 1:00 – 5:00pm.

This year’s TASTE OF SANTA MONICA will offer an extended live music performance and Sunset Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Your entrance fee includes live music, giveaways, chance to win “KOOZA” tickets, preferred prices to see “KOOZA” (,... Read More

It wasn't until we reached the top of the mountain and wound our way into the Big Bear Valley that I finally started to get excited. The view of the lake with moon beams lighting upon its glassy surface was enough to make me believe I was a 1000 miles away from the L.A. Basin. Although my love for those stately mountains is always compelling, there was another reason that dominated this particular trip up the mountain. Wine tasting. Yes! Rumor had it that Nottingham's Restaurant and Tavern was hosting a summer evening of wine tasting, dinner and song; and my husband and I couldn't wait... Read More

The Food Stinks and the Portions Are Too Small

Most chefs have a favorite dish. Mine, unequivocally, is Steak Frites, a classic and inexpensive dish that can be found in just about any café in France. It is a simple preparation, my version involving a thin piece of sirloin strip and French fries.

To prepare Steak Frites, you take the meat and sear it on both sides in a really hot pan, preferably cast iron. Use either butter or olive oil as your fat. It cooks very quickly. You then remove the meat, throw some finely chopped shallots in the pan, deglaze... Read More

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