In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.

  • “Some people think that food started when goat cheese was introduced on arugula salads.” Q & A With John Sedlar: Retirement, The Food Network + Where Are Our Latino Chefs.
  • “There wasn't much in South Central anyways, except for fast food joints… much like it is today!” Food Q & A With Clippers All-Star Baron Davis: L.A. Native Talks South Central, Crossroads, UCLA and More.
  • “Should you be fortunate enough to reach your 65th grape harvest — as a grower, not simply an imbiber — you know when it's time to put those Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio grapes to work.” Meet Your Grape Grower: Charlie Barra, The 84-Year-Old Owner of Barra and Girasole.
  • “So turn off your cell phone, order some of Commereuc's outstanding charcuterie, see what shows up new on the menu, and calm down.” Manzke Consulting at Le Saint Amour: Calm Down, It's Temporary.
  • “She says nothing at the Shanghai Circus World cafeteria is terribly interesting, and she rarely eats dinner due to the nightly performances, so she saves her calories for when she is home with her parents (her mother is a former acrobat).” Book Review: What I Eat: Around The World In 80 Diets (Hardly That Kind of Diet Book).
  • “You definitely won't get the impression that you're sipping a diluted yam.” Guess What's In These Lattes? Hint: It's Not Coffee.
  • “There are times when you desperately need a heavy, filling breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but the idea of handling silverware and a plate seems like far too Herculean an effort.” Breakfast Burrito Fight: Lucky Boy vs. Tacos Villa Corona.
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