FOOD BOOK REVIEW – “Save the Deli”

By Larry Levine – “Save the Deli” by David Sax tracks the history of Ashkenazi Jews – the plight they faced as they were chased around the globe, scapegoated, killed and survived for hundreds of years. And it is the story of the food they took with them... Read More

WHEN THE BEEF MEETS THE BUN

By Larry Levine – Ask someone to name his or her favorite burger restaurant and no matter what the answer, someone else will throw out the name of a place they like better. Then there’s the debate over which is the preferred meet for a burger – Angus, Chuck, or... Read More

QUATTRO ITALIANA

By Larry Levine – From south to north California boasts some outstanding Italian restaurants. As you travel the state this summer, you may want to consider a stop at one or more of the following. In the Brooklyn neighborhood, where I spent the first decade of my... Read More

ALEXANDER VALLEY COMES TO SANTA MONICA

By Larry Levine – The emailed invitation couldn’t have been more timely. Melisse was having a special wine pairing dinner featuring wines from the Alexander Valley in Northern California. It was one of those “life sends me a message” moments. The event was on my... Read More