Category Archives: Food and health

Pizza, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: The best pizza in the world, as everybody knows, no longer exists. It is the pizza of your childhood*. That first magical bite sets the flavor, which you spend the rest of your life attempting to recapture. … Continue reading

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Umami Burger, Revisited

Eddie Pensier writes: Paleo Retiree has blogged about the phenomenon that is Umami Burger. When I learned that the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX had a UB, it was decided that it would be our last meal on this … Continue reading

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Three Waffles In Three Days

Eddie Pensier writes: (with apologies to Neil Finn) Three waffles in three days So indulgent, breakfast, dinner, either works well Sweet above and crisp below Syrup dribbles in the pockets sitting on my plate, Even if it’s getting cold Gorgeous … Continue reading

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Absolute Perfection

Glynn Marshes writes: Let’s be quite clear about this: I do not like my Martini mucked about with; I guess, in exactly the same way that Dad did not want ice or lemon peel in his Gin and French. Traditional … Continue reading

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Trattoria Machiavelli

Eddie Pensier writes: On my just-concluded trip to New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, I indulged myself in food and drink on a truly Lucullan scale. One restaurant we visited, Machiavelli on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was the destination … Continue reading

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Cocktail Du Jour

Paleo Retiree¬†writes: Our Cocktail Du Jour series is mainly intended as a way to celebrate the pleasures of leisure, class, elegance, funkiness and getting a little high, as well as an ongoing tip of the hat to the cocktail renaissance … Continue reading

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Travel Linkages

Fenster writes: An article from The Atlantic on How Airline Ticket Prices Fell 50% in 30 Years (and Why Nobody Noticed). And one on the shake-up in intercity bus travel. And one on how Airbnb is changing the market for … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Find Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: One of the big pleasures for me of spending a lot of time in SoCal is the availability of cherimoyas, a fruit that looks like a hand grenade, whose flesh tastes like mango-pineapple-vanilla custard, and that was … Continue reading

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L.A. Burrito Blogging Part 2: La Azteca Tortilleria

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When a Mexican restaurant is located in East L.A., on Cesar Chavez Blvd., across the street from a Catholic Church, and next door to a botanica burning enough incense to summon Quetzalcoatl himself, chances are you’re gonna … Continue reading

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Gin Soaked Boy

Fenster writes: I drink a bit too much for someone with my family history. ¬†Suffice it to say here that there have been some things in the family past involving Swedish genes, three-day alcoholic benders in cheap Worcester hotels, sub-zero … Continue reading

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