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What Wolfgang Puck will Feed the Stars at 89th Oscar Dinner

What Wolfgang Puck will Feed the Stars at 89th Oscar Dinner

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 16: Chef Wolfgang Puck at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball Press Preview at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 16, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork...

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Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Tis the season for keeping warm – and what better than a hot coffee cocktail to warm the spirit and keep one going through the cold winter days. Mr. Espresso, a Bay Area roasting institution since the 1970s, has two Caffe Corretto recipes...

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Isabelle Huppert Celebrates Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival with Dom Pérignon

Isabelle Huppert Celebrates Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival with Dom Pérignon

So many film lovers were delighted to hear the news that renowned French film star Isabelle Huppert would join the list of prestigious celebrities being honored at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Festival. Isabelle was born in Paris France,...

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Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

We continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less.  This week were going all international with our picks. So add them to your shopping list, scoff at those more expensive bottles,...

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Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Here’s a delicious, healthy recipe for you by Paulding & Company,a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco, founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding. These Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms are a tasty treat...

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Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Tis the season for keeping warm – and what better than a hot coffee cocktail to warm the spirit and keep one going through the cold winter...

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Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Here’s a delicious, healthy recipe for you by Paulding & Company,a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco, founded by mother-daughter...

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What Wolfgang Puck will Feed the Stars at 89th Oscar Dinner

What Wolfgang Puck will Feed the Stars at 89th Oscar Dinner

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 16: Chef Wolfgang Puck at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball Press Preview at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood &...

Read Full Story »

Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Caffe Corretto Cocktails to Keep You Warm

Tis the season for keeping warm – and what better than a hot coffee cocktail to warm the spirit and keep one going through the cold winter days. Mr. Espresso,...

Read Full Story »

Isabelle Huppert Celebrates Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival with Dom Pérignon

Isabelle Huppert Celebrates Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival with Dom Pérignon

So many film lovers were delighted to hear the news that renowned French film star Isabelle Huppert would join the list of prestigious celebrities being honored...

Read Full Story »

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

We continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less.  This week were going all international with our...

Read Full Story »

Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

Here’s a delicious, healthy recipe for you by Paulding & Company,a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco, founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Khortytsa Platinum Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Khortytsa Platinum Vodka

I don’t know if it’s just me, but have you noticed the deluge of really good, really inexpensive vodkas that have been washing up on our shores lately? For that...

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Los Arroyos Restaurant: Home to Fine Mexican Food & Hospitality

Los Arroyos Restaurant: Home to Fine Mexican Food & Hospitality

During what seems the rainiest week in history in Santa Barbara I spent an afternoon with local restaurateur Tony Arroyo, who began his restaurant dynasty in the...

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Wines of the Week: Bargain Pinot Noir

Wines of the Week: Bargain Pinot Noir

People often pay a premium for Pinot, and it is true that for a really stellar bottle, one has to be willing to shell out a pretty penny. But, for everyday drinking,...

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Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

Making this recipe requires getting some poultry shears and removing the backbone of the chicken. That way you can flatten the chicken out in the pan. This method...

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Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Becomes a “Doctor Zhivago” Winter Scene

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Becomes a “Doctor Zhivago” Winter Scene

The 2017 New Year brought some challenging weather conditions to the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey that were met with style by Ralph Radtke and his...

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