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"It’s All Greek to Me" – Tzatziki & Other Musings

In Dining, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Travel On August 3, 2013 15 Comments

“It’s all Greek to me,” muttered Sous Chef as he poured through the menu of a quaint taverna on the esplanade in Katakolon, Greece.  While he may have… Read More »

Venison, Asparagus & 11,000 Virgins aka My Weekend in Los Angeles

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On January 17, 2012 1 Comment

Venison, asparagus and eleven-thousand virgins.  That is one of the descriptions in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Program for Mahler’s 4th.  Given the fact that I am a foodie,… Read More »

Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner! M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken…..

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On January 13, 2012 27 Comments

Four paws up and a tail wag from Sasha, The Wonder Dog, and one “Oh, Mama!” from the sous chef, signified that  M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken recipe was… Read More »

Back in Lodi Again

In Lifestyle, Travel On October 31, 2011 1 Comment

Just about four years ago We set out on the road Seekin’ some great artwork Lookin’ to spend a pot of gold Things got bad, things got worse… Read More »

P-A-P-A in Stockton

In Lifestyle, Travel On October 20, 2011 3 Comments

Stockton, California is the place you pass by on your way to and from Sacramento or San Francisco.  So why was Stockton our destination last week?  Why did… Read More »

Rivera Restaurant – A Culinary Journey

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On October 3, 2011 1 Comment

John Sedlar is a Los Angeles chef/restaurateur icon.  In 1980 he opened St. Estephe in a Manhattan Beach strip center where he combined the traditional foods of his… Read More »

The Heat is On – Hatch Chiles from New Mexico

In Appetizers, Food, Lifestyle, Travel On September 15, 2011 3 Comments

For a hot time in the old Southwest, consider attending the Hatch Chile Festival over the Labor Day weekend.  Some 30,000 chile aficionados converge on the tiny town… Read More »

Turner Davis – Twin Towers

In Lifestyle, Travel On September 8, 2011 2 Comments

Like art, grief is highly personal.  The same piece of art—or tragic event—may generate a variety of emotions and reactions among those who have directly or indirectly experienced… Read More »

French Laundry

In Lifestyle, Travel On August 5, 2011 0 Comments

“No” is not a word I like to hear in a culinary context.  And hearing “no” over and over again is enough to discourage even the most intrepid… Read More »

Ladies Who Lunch

In Books, Dining, Lifestyle, Products, Resources, Travel On July 27, 2011 1 Comment

You know such a place.  The one where the lunching ladies are perfectly coiffed, lingering over a glass of white wine, and speaking whispered tidbits of highly confidential… Read More »