FOOD & WINE

Vol. 20, No. 4,898 - The American Reporter - January 22, 2014

Eating Well
L.A. WOMEN COOK UP A SAVORY STORM FOR HOLIDAY

by Andrea Rademan

LOS ANGELES -- Put down your spatula and pop in a video of "What's Cooking?", an ode to Thanksgiving as prepared in the kitchens of Latina Mercedes Ruehl, African-American Alfre Woodard, Vietnamese Joan Chen and Jewish Lai= nie Kazan. When these "typical" L.A. women prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner they do turkey with a twist. Director/co-writer Gurinder Chadha's syrupy script is as satisfying as a sweet potato casserole topped with melted marshmallows.

Eating Well
SEPT 11 BENEFIT MARKS LOSS OF AN AMERICAN BEAUTY

by Andrea Rademan

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The telephone woke me at 6:30 a.m. but it was just someone trying to fax so the next time it rang I ignored it. And the next.

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