More than a year ago, I was on the verge of reviewing Del Posto when the news intervened. The restaurant had changed significantly since the last time it had been evaluated by a Times critic: Sam Sifton promoted it from three stars to four in 2010, when Mark Ladner was the executive chef and Brooks…Details
Broadcasting the Truth The things I was too scared to say to him in person, I would talk about on my podcast. I knew he’d be listening. My medication? Yes. Sexual history? Sure. Fears? I’d pepper these throughout the episodes. “It’s funny,” he’d say. “I’m learning so much about you. All I have to do…Details
“You may attend school in America,” my mom regularly told me and my brothers when we were kids in our native San Diego, in the 1980s, “but when you come home, you’re in Iran.” Accordingly, we spoke Farsi, and attended Persian school on Saturdays to learn to read and write the language; we listened to…Details
Near the end of a cold run along the worn, red bricks of my alma mater, I turned to my friend. “Life here,” I said, with more than a hint of sadness, “just kind of moves on.” This was three months ago, nearly four years after I had graduated from the University of North Carolina…Details
You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Just holding a beer bottle increased perceptions of intoxication and sexual availability for women.” — Jeanine Skorinko, a psychology researcher and author of a recent study about…Details
Most dinner customers at Del Posto choose the menu that costs $154 for five courses. Two of those courses are pasta. The pastas at Del Posto — including a plate-spanning, herb-filled, mussel-topped raviolo called a fazzoletto — are worth doubling up on.
The ritziest week of red carpet premieres has begun. The Cannes Film Festival has kicked off in France, and celebrities have dressed to the nines for the daily premieres of films. Here, the most breathtaking gowns, sharpest tuxedos, and prettiest column gowns stars like Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, and more have worn on the carpet.
San Francisco was the North American city that first embraced pisco, the Peruvian grape spirit, and drank it from the Gold Rush to Prohibition. It seems fitting that a new, clear, unaged brandy, inspired by pisco, comes from the area (it’s bottled in Ukiah, to the north). Punningly called Frísco, it is distilled in copper…Details
SOUR IS A FLINCH, the taste that betrays. Only the most stoic among us can keep a straight face, mouth unpuckered, after a suck of lemon, say, or a piece of umeboshi, Japanese salted sour plum — which can contain as much as three times a lemon’s citric acid, more than any other fruit —…Details
Rirkrit Tiravanija, an artist whose interactive works cover social, political and food experiences, will have an exhibition starting this month at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., that includes servings of curry. Called “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Green,” the installation features murals, documentary films and free servings of red, yellow…Details