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Much Ado About Munster: Cheese Names Do Matter

Paris by Mouth | Posted 03.18.2014 | Food
Paris by Mouth

By Meg Zimbeck There are a lot of inflammatory stories in the media about how Europe is trying to bully the U.S. in trade talks into "giving back" it...

Santa Ynez Valley -- It's Happening

David Dixon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

Something exciting is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beyond its rustic beauty, exceptional climate for growing fruit, steadily improving wines, and somewhat superlative location, it now appears to be poised on the launch pad of cultural relevance.

Climate Shame: Four Years Later, Capitol Power Plant Still Burns Dirty Coal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

If the U.S. Congress can't even move off its own use of dirty energy -- so symbolically small -- is it any wonder that the annual UN climate talks result in such pathetic action?

The Most Coveted Dinner Ticket In The World?

Honest Cooking | Posted 12.17.2012 | Food
Honest Cooking

Three nights. Three of the world's best chefs. Sixteen global gastro-travelers. The most coveted dinner ticket of 2012.

Roasted Grapes

Rosie DeQuattro | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Rosie DeQuattro

It sounds a little odd, roasted grapes, but this is one of those recipes where the end result is more than the sum of its parts. Something wonderful h...

Organic Winemaker Faces Fraud Charges

Adam Morganstern | Posted 12.13.2011 | Food
Adam Morganstern

Olivier Cousin wants to let you know where his wines come from, the grapes he uses and the year they are made - except it's illegal, and now he may ...

Label Lessons: What You Need To Know About Wine Designations

David J. Duman | Posted 11.11.2011 | Food
David J. Duman

The varietal labeling of wine as we know it is a very modern phenomenon. It was popularized in California in the 1960s. Prior to that -- and even today with inexpensive jug wines -- California wine was usually labeled with a broad moniker like "Burgundy" or "Chablis."

Top LA Restaurants Team Up For Event Benefiting Rwanda

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Philanthropic foodies looking to enjoy an upscale evening while helping others around the globe What:Foundation Rwanda & La Brea Bakery have j...

PHOTOS: Amazing Cheese Plates In Los Angeles

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Here are ten must-try cheese plates around Los Angeles, and there's no need to be intimidated: we've got cheese recommendations from chefs, managers, ...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Restaurants On West Third Street

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This stretch of West 3rd Street is flanked by The Grove and The Beverly Center on either side, which means it's the perfect place for a stroll and a s...