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Marcella Hazan; Credit: Giorgio Molinari

Marcella Hazan, 1924 – 2013: A Letter From Los Angeles

Marcella Hazan, the Italian cookbook writer who died in late September, age 89, must have been young once. Yet in the last 40 years, as she produced six seminal cookbooks and a memoir, she always seemed as old as Europe, as admired and as misunderstood by the emerging American food......
dining out at the movies; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Candy for Dinner: Dining Out at the Movies

Check out our annual restaurant issue, which this year celebrates desserts, out this Thursday, August 8. I was 10 years old in the summer of 1966 when Batman: The Movie opened. My younger brother, Charlie, was 6. My parents were at work. The housekeeper was in her room. A vague......
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I Thought I Found a Historic Baseball in an Altadena Park

My balls are fake. After almost three months of allowing myself to believe that I might, indeed, have stumbled upon Lou Gehrig's home-run ball from the 1937 World Series, and another even more valuable ball signed by the 19th-century Hall of Famer Vic "The Delaware Peach" Willis, the balls have......
Campanile; Credit: A. Scattergood

An Elegy for Campanile

For nearly a quarter of a century, Campanile on South La Brea Avenue has stood as proof that Los Angeles has a native-born food culture on par with anyone's. It introduced us to the glories of trattoria cooking and reintroduced us to American classics. Its bread did justice to grain,......
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Rubus Ursinus: A Guide to the Elusive Pacific Blackberry

Hiking last year in La Tuna Canyon, as my guide identified the streamside plants that we passed, I was gripped by a craving that only the late-winter mention of an early summer fruit can provoke. At the time, there were only March flowers on the trailing and thorny canes of......