November 8, 2002
BEST BUYS You'd expect to see Indian Territory Inc. on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, not in Laguna Beach. Nationally known as a great resource for collectors and investors since 1969, Indian Territory has one of the largest collections of Navajo baskets and rugs from the 1870s to 1940s. Basket sizes vary: There are large urn shapes for storing grains, flat shapes for gambling games and large conical bowls for making acorn mush, a staple food in California.
December 19, 2008
EDITOR?S NOTE: Terry Markowitz, her husband, Mark, and friends just returned from a trip to Southeast Asia. Following is an account of their ?food? travels in the country. ? ?Today, we are going to see how rice noodles are made,? said Fong, our North Vietnamese guide. He had quickly picked up on the fact that we were interested in all things concerning food. We found ourselves in a tiny village outside of Hanoi beside a narrow branch of the Mekong River. The village, perhaps 20 houses in size, is entirely devoted to the production of this staple food.
February 17, 2006
I s your definition of a food processor your 16-year-old son? Do you think that coddling an egg means spoiling it? Do you think leeks are plumbing problems? How about Kohlrabi? Is it a town in Iraq? Is mincing the way Pee-wee Herman walks? Is lemongrass a place in your yard where the dog peed? On the other hand, does your chocolate mousse seem a bit loose? Is your sauce Bernaise suffering malaise? Does your ratatouille have a bit of ennui? Whether you are a novice and want to conquer your fear of frying or an experienced cook who wants to fine-tune your knife technique, Laguna Culinary Arts can come to the rescue.
September 13, 2012
For some, a spatula and a pan are merely decorative objects in the kitchen. Katie Averill wants to change that and help people ditch the takeout and learn how to cook. Averill, a Laguna Beach resident who has nearly 20 years of experience opening top restaurants across the U.S., is sharing her craft with others at her newly opened Eat Street Culinary School in downtown Anaheim. Averill, 40, will teach classes to cooks of all skills and ages, from kids just wanting to have fun to adults who have never opened the oven.
September 13, 2002
FOOD FOR THOUGHT The majority of restaurant kitchens are dominated by male chefs, while the domestic cooking arena has traditionally been occupied by the fairer sex. But the balance of power is rapidly shifting. More women are taking their place in the kitchens of four-star eateries while greater numbers of men are venturing into their kitchens at home. It's a win-win situation for everyone. Feminists applaud the sharing of domestic responsibility, men get to explore an undiscovered talent, and families of women who hate to cook are suddenly eating very well.
June 14, 2002
Glori Fickling, For the Coastline Pilot When dedicated chef Marwan launched his delightful little Mama's Bakery and Lebanese Cuisine in Laguna Beach two years ago on Mother's Day he introduced to locals a new dimension in ethnic taste sensations. The quaint little respite with myriad tables outside for alfresco dining is a continuing tribute to his late mother who so loved our community that she often brought lavish picnics to Heisler Park to share with neighboring sun worshipers.
July 5, 2002
Greer Wylder Farmer's Market Laguna Beach has its own certified Farmer's Market every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Lumberyard parking lot. The outdoor market carries all the great produce and more that you'd want including: breads, honey, olives, cheese, fish, plants, humus, cookies, strawberries, stone fruits, organic produce and orchids. Information: (714) 573-0374. Culinary Arts Laguna Culinary Arts offers all kinds of cooking classes for all cooking enthusiasts.
August 30, 2002
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Like everyone else who owns a computer, I rely on the Internet to find information for just about everything these days. A recent search for "cooking" on Google, my favorite search engine, delivered a mind-boggling 1,034 possibilities -- from Sri Lankan recipes to Suzy Smith's Cooking School. Many of the sites sounded delicious, but I resisted temptation and just checked out a few new sites and revisited some old ones. I've revised my bookmarks and hope you'll find these sites helpful, and fun to visit too. Www.cyber-kitchen.
July 29, 2005
Theater presents musical revue No Square Theatre will present "Lagunatics 2005: Senior Prom" at Laguna Beach High School Artists' Theatre tonight, Saturday and Sunday. This hilarious musical revue of local performers is the kickoff fund-raiser for the Laguna Beach Seniors' capital campaign to build, equip, and endow a new senior center in Laguna Beach. More than 50 cast members from movie critic Bill Harris to Mayor Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider and Police Chief Jim Spreine will perform in all-original parodies such as, "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Dress Up To Be Call Girls" "Cooking School Dropout" and "Montagio."