Culinary quest is the search for great cooking and dining opportunities. Chefs share insights and recipes, some of which are doable for home cooks. Every kind of restaurant is explored – from ethnic, fusion, dessert, fine dining and hole-in-the-wall locations. Adding a twist to a classic dish or an exotic ingredient keeps chefs fired up and diners interested as well.
Red Medicine is arguably LA’s most avant-garde restaurant. Matching their food with Maker’s Mark, the godfather of super premium Kentucky bourbon led to inspired food and cocktails. Published 8:59 p.m. December 15, 2011 - Comments
Currently ablaze with 3.6 million lights in a Christmas wonderland, the Historic Mission Inn’s history and architecture make a visit a must for anyone visiting California’s Inland Empire. Published 7:59 p.m. December 7, 2011 - Comments
Delicious, vegan alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or anytime, this squash pie is dense, lit with spices and topped with whipped coconut cream. Published 11:41 a.m. November 18, 2011 - Comments
Gourmet Walks culinary walking tour of downtown Napa delivers some of the spectacular local flavors of artisan olive oil, bread, charcuterie and, of course, wine to participants who also get a healthy dose of local history. Published 3:53 p.m. October 20, 2011 - Comments
While the professional Army has shown its value in relatively short, highly technological actions, its relatively low numbers put too much stress on the troops. Published 8:31 a.m. October 14, 2011 - Comments
Linda Mensinga was editor of Culinary Trends for 15 years, now a contributing writer. Researching restaurants and hotels, she interviews the best and brightest chefs, not necessarily the most famous, to learn their secrets and recipes. Their talent and dedication ...Read More
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Linda Mensinga was editor of Culinary Trends for 15 years, now a contributing writer. Researching restaurants and hotels, she interviews the best and brightest chefs, not necessarily the most famous, to learn their secrets and recipes. Their talent and dedication never cease to inspire her.
Mrs. Mensinga is happily food obsessed and fortunate enough to be married to a chef.