NEW CONTEST

COOKING FOR A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN CONTEST RULES 1. Answers must be submitted by email to tabletalkatlarrys@earthlink.com by the deadline for each contest. Put the name of the contest in the subject line. 2. Correct answers to all questions are found in Cooking for a... Read More

DOES ANYONE GO TO HAWAII FOR THE FOOD?

The voice came from behind me as we waited to board our flight to Maui at L.A. International Airport: “You go to Hawaii for a lot of things, but food isn’t one of them,” it said. By the time I turned to see who said it, I was too late. I didn’t hear the voice again... Read More

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE HIGHWAY

UNDER WAY – Sunday morning. Easter Sunday. We’re in the car early to head north for a visit with son John and his family in Issaquah WA, close by Seattle. Granddaughter Ella is appearing in High School Musical and grandson Miles will be defending the goal for... Read More

THANK YOU, YOLANDA, FOR GUACAMOLE AND SO MUCH MORE

The first time I saw Yolanda Quintero she was sitting on a bench in the shade near the sun-drenched concrete playground at the elementary school we attended near downtown Los Angeles. She was 12; I was 10. Yolanda was the first Mexican person I ever met. I thought she... Read More

THE FOUR-CENTURY JOURNEY OF THE UBIQUITOUS BAGEL

Let us consider the ubiquitous bagel, that round piece of dough with a hole in the middle that has transformed itself from the food of old country Ashkenazi Jews into a symbol of cross-cultural unity. As a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, New York in the 1940s, I... Read More