Adventures in Eating: Chinese Chicken Salad

Living in Los Angeles, or any other big city for that matter, means dealing with the “trends”. There are trendy clothes, restau­rants, perfumes, television shows, toys, even shampoo is trendy! Even though you may not be the trendy type, certain things eventu­ally go “out of style”, and at one point or another, you will be… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Joan’s 1987 Bowl Dinner

It all began in 1919, when a hollow named Daisy Dell was purchased for religious plays. The owners lost faith and Daisy Dell was deeded to Los Angeles in 1924. Daisy Dell was revamped, given a thorough face lift, and a seating capacity of 17,619 people. Starlit concerts were started, and the Holly­wood Bowl emerged…. read more »

Recipe: Ensalada de Piparrada| Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Ensalada de Piparrada Rosemarie | July 1984 The eighteen provinces that make up Spain have maintained the tradition of what is called La Buena Mesa (The Good Table). Back in the 13th Century, King Alfonso The Wise wrote: “Spain is rich in honeys, abundant with fruits, teeming with fish, well provided with milk… filled… read more »

Wine with Food: with Salads!

Wine with Food: with Salads! by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | November 1982 Yes, the exclamation mark is necessary. Everybody says “… no wine with salad”. I say “Hold it,… try it with some; you will be surprised.” I might be disinherited from the Wine and Food Writers Guild for this, but I’ll stand by my convictions…. read more »