What is it about mom’s cooking that makes it undeniably better? For starters, it means that someone else is doing the cooking. At the heart of it, the best mom food comes from perfected recipes that they’ve served over and again, conjuring memories and nurtured comfort. But mom cooking more … Read More
El Niño is at the door and he’s not leaving. Good thing we got prepped for this lasting rainy cold weather last year in France. And in France, like in most places, food saves the day. Because we live in Los Angeles, we don’t get too ornery about vacation weather … Read More
Among the list of much too late discovered foods in my life, is roasted olives. I met these intensely salty, crunchy nuggets when my daughter brought home leftovers from a notable restaurant in LA. Olives, like beets, cilantro and capers, are polarizing. You either have the palate for them … Read More
For a minute this past summer, we planned a European trip for when our son would be away at camp. Don’t you just hear ‘European’ and think of strolling, food, wine, scarves, American shaming? My more adventurous better half thinks more of conquering places we’ve never been, something say Berlin-ish. … Read More
Together. The inaugural theme.
Richard Blanco’s brilliant words. The awe-inspiring Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. President Obama’s message. Purple gloves majesty joining amber waves of bangs. Did you ever notice that about two weeks after bangs are cut in, they’re always brushed to the side awaiting the grow-out?
I must add Doris Kearns Goodwin and … Read More