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.
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Find the latest news and happening that effect those in the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland Metro region.
A winter storm is coming across the country and heading for the Washington D.C. region on Sunday December 8.
After a ten year delay, the first Walmart stores open in Washington DC to rave reviews.
Traffic around Washington D.C. this evening will be difficult due to the National Tree Lighting ceremony.
A local hospital is asking for donations to its pediatric department, and has made it easy for individuals to purchase and send gifts through Amazon.
How does our 50th state view D.C. politics?
Interviews and show reviews from the Los Angeles punk scene past and present. Los Angeles has always been rich in punk rock talent since punk rock was born.
Inside the sport of hockey from a scout’s perspective
Classical music and the performing arts: news and reviews you can use.
Published 4:44 p.m. November 12, 2013
Coffee, Tea and Tulips has added new tea “sandweech” flavor themes to their menu of Mediterranean style sandwiches, lunch, breakfast and high tea.
Published 6:19 p.m. November 3, 2013
Fresh citrus and herbs run through the recipes in Fresh Happy Tasty by Jane Coxwell. She shares her recipe for Israeli couscous with shrimp and zucchini.
Published 2:47 p.m. October 20, 2013
Chef Stefan Richter divides his time between restaurants in Los Angeles and Finland.
Published 6:00 a.m. September 5, 2013
This recipe from Brix Restaurant and Gardens is an example of the restaurant’s farm-to-table dining.
Published 12:00 a.m. August 28, 2013
Napa Valley is home to great food and wine and Brix stands out here for the gorgeous setting and superb dining.
Published 12:38 p.m. July 24, 2013
A satisfying, delicious lunch for 300 to 400 calories is not impossible at the hands of Executive Chef Marius Blin.
Published 10:16 a.m. July 11, 2013
This refreshing watermelon salad is part of the July menu at supperclub Los Angeles, but perfect all summer long.
Published 12:26 p.m. July 5, 2013
The international concept’s Los Angeles outpost is a sultry mix of luscious food and entertainment.
Published 7:35 p.m. June 22, 2013
"SNACKS" by Marcy Smothers serves up bites of useful food trivia, recipes and tips.
Published 3:08 p.m. June 19, 2013
Shade Hotel introduces new full flavored healthy lunch items and extended all day dining.
Published 9:16 p.m. June 7, 2013
The sit-down brunch at Fleming’s will please any dad on his special day along with everyone else, including mom who won’t have to cook.
Published 4:51 p.m. May 21, 2013
These DIY projects to grow mushrooms and herbs at home are easy with eco-friendly kits by two UC Berkeley grads.
Published 2:54 p.m. May 4, 2013
Atop a hearty cassoulet, succulent seared foie gras pairs surprisingly well with champagne, port or a red wine.
Published 6:55 p.m. April 30, 2013
Some chefs are defying the ban on foie gras enacted in California last July by serving it free of charge.
Published 6:00 a.m. April 11, 2013
The versatile Chef Eddy Rocq juggles macaron production, catering and Rocq Café with panache and the help of his wife, Debbie.