Posts Tagged ‘ cookbooks ’

Eat your words in Berkeley

January 11, 2011
Eat your words in Berkeley

  Admit it. You hear that a new book club is starting up in Berkeley and you picture a group of gray-haired hippies poring over The Communist Manifesto or something equally spritely. Wrong on all counts, my friends. The Cooks’ Book Club which starts up this month looks like a totally fun affair. The...
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Must-have cookbooks

April 19, 2010

Just pre-ordered a new cookbook, “High Flavor, Low Labor,” written by my friend and sometimes editor J.M. Hirsch,  Food Editor for The Associated Press. Judging by some tasty previews I’ve seen, it should be a must-read for the busy cook who wants to put something good on the table but can’t face any elaborate,...
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Travels in France

Lovely Languedoc

  I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do...
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Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was...
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Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me...
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Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today...
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Top 5 differences between hiking in Berkeley and the South of France

Somewhere between the vegetable gazpacho and the duck confit, I realized my hike in La Clape, part of the Languedoc wine region of France,...
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Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly...
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