The end of the year brings many things: family, parties, and lots of sparkling wine. While we love cocktails, it's this time of year we simply give in to any and all excuses for bubbly. It's like wine that got bedazzled. While our mental image of sparkling wine mostly stays fixed on Champagne, the ... More >>
Yet another sign that the end of the world is nigh: Recently a French beekeeper in Alsace found that his bees were producing honey in unnatural hues like blue and green. Genetic mutation? No -- it turns out that instead of frolicking to the flowers for nectar like regular bees have for thousands of ... More >>
Jewish cooking expert and New York Times contributor Joan Nathan is rightly called "the queen of Jewish cooking" -- she has authored 10 books on the subject and has a PBS series. For her newest project, Nathan decided to investigate what Jewish cooking means... in France. The resulting book, Quic ... More >>
J. BirdsallIronside's flammkuchen, the anti-Cali.Tues., Jan. 19, 2010 It's as gray and sodden as Northern Europe out there, so why not lunch on something with roots in Alsace? Ironside's flammenkucken flatbread is a pizza not exactly in the Cal-Med tradition. Moistened with crème frâiche, ... More >>
Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day ... maybe some Ch. McCarthy?
Pick of the week (if you can't afford the $150 Spruce dinner): Axel Stieglmar at CAV
Talking to R.W. Apple Jr. about Apple's America over lunch