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Apr 16, 2015

A Photo Essay:  How to Grill the Perfect Steak

My son, David, is the head cook on the award-winning "Meat, Drink and Be Merry" competitive BBQ team. So recently, while visiting him in Memphis, I was thrilled when he…READ MORE

Apr 09, 2015

Savor the Best in Authentic Mexican Cuisine at Mexicano

Most food writers hesitate to describe a restaurant with too many superlatives, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that the recently opened Mexicano in…READ MORE

Mar 18, 2015

Melissa’s:  The Place for Fresh and Accessible Produce

It’s wonderful to be a food writer who meets talented chefs and tries enticing dishes at great restaurants, but sometimes my experiences are especially unique and inspiring. That…READ MORE

Mar 07, 2015

Chocolate and Wine: A Winning Duo at Pechanga

Pechanga Resort & Casino recently created a lovers’ paradise—wine and chocolate lovers, that is.  More than a thousand of them found their way to the…READ MORE

Mar 01, 2015

Cultivating Good:  A Photo Essay

We recently had a wonderful experience learning about a Southern California company called Cultivating Good, the parent company that includes E.A.T. (Extraordinary Artisan Table) Marketplace, Harvest 2U, and…READ MORE

Feb 26, 2015

Cultivating Good:  Food for Body and Soul

We eat to fuel our bodies and keep us healthy, but most of us also eat because we love good food. I was fortunate to participate in a media event…READ MORE

Jan 30, 2015

Lebanese Food and Wine:  A Match Made in Heaven

Think garlic, olive oil, herbs and lemon juice.  These are key ingredients in most Lebanese dishes, as our group of food and wine writers discovered during a recent special…READ MORE

Nov 30, 2014

Irvine Offers the World on a Plate

Since the population of Irvine, California, is about 40 percent Asian, it’s no wonder that this destination is the place to go for authentic and delicious Asian foods. …READ MORE

Oct 06, 2014

Cooking and Working Together at The Wine Artist

“Let the battle begin!” These were the words we heard from MJ Hong, a former HR manager and currently the owner of the Orange County venue, The Wine…READ MORE

Aug 25, 2014

Paisano’s at Pechanga:  Italian at its Best

We recently had the opportunity to return to Paisano’s Italian Restaurant at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. We were so pleased to talk with Chef Francesco di…READ MORE

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