Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of world cooking. Today, she regales us with a dispatch from Mesamerica 2013, one of the world's premier chef conferences. Enjoy!
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why shouldn't we tell Mexicans to learn English?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Univisión and Telemundo look so sharp?
City National Grove of Anaheim
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And should I call la migra on my neighbor's unsupervised children?
Everyone talks about eating more simply, more healthfully. Everyone talks about going to the farmers market and eating more fruits and vegetables. Then they go to restaurants and get fried meat, fried potatoes, fried fried fried, and fruit only in syrup mode.Gross.It's different on Sunday evenings, ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican men wear such skinny jeans?
[Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana strip-mall delight offers Spanish dishes and sausages—and the cheese!
Oh, look, this year's edition of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants", sponsored by San Pellegrino and its subsidiary Acqua Panna, has come out. Cue the precious online debates and the bored yawns from the rest of the world.Ranked lists of the best anything are patent bollocks: they necessarily reflec ... More >>
The beat goes on with chef Lauren "Lulu" De Rouen as we continue our shop talk, discussing CUCINA's specialty food and drink selections. Her thirst for knowledge is evident as she shares stories about her culinary adventures from both around the world and close to home. We get the feeling her inc ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why aren't Americans taking jobs away from Mexicans?
Grand, overarching summations derived from research papers must always be viewed skeptically, but the global organization Oxfam is well-regarded for its research, and its only real agenda is feeding folks, something they've been working on since the 1940s. They know a bit about global food trends ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, why do Mexican Catholics keep ashes on their foreheads after Ash Wednesday?
According to Rolling Stone, guitarist Gary Moore, who jammed with Thin Lizzy and had a solo career, died Sunday at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona, Spain.[More details to come.]
A British builder who became an Internet sensation by streaking before bouncing into a glass wall on a tennis court has a Huntington Beach connection.Tom Annandale, a 28-year-old from Manchester, U.K., spent a year playing rugby for a Surf City-based team.He presumably kept his uniform on back th ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are all Mexicans descended from Arabs?
Rollergirl a.k.a. Felicity Shagwell a.k.a. Hollywood bombshell Heather Graham is going to Korea to film a food show tentatively called Kimchi Chronicles. Don't quite get the connection between this glamorous star and kimchi or Korean food? Well, remember that 2008 series that had Gwyneth Paltro ... More >>
Cloning won't be necessary to see every band participating in the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles. Through some organizational tic-tac-toe, a number of the acts play multiple shows over the next four days scattered around the east side. Despite the abundance of gigs, those who don't stra ... More >>
Elle Spain via ONTD!Goofy and Mickey as Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of D&G. First the Simpsons went to Paris with Vogue Italia, and now Elle Spain is featuring the world's biggest fashion designers--Lagerfield, Versace, Gaultier, Jacobs, Rykiel and more--as your favorite Disney charact ... More >>
Gallery on Glassell
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Dave LiebermanAs I was scarfing down empanadas today at El Gaucho #2 in Anaheim, my eyes were drawn to cases and cases of wine below the all-fútbol-all-the-tiempo big-screen TVs. Cases of wine are not exactly out of place in an Argentine market with a fantastic sandwich counter, but somehow this ... More >>
There are many champions of cutesy, contorted cartoon imagery. But staring into character-filled frames of Spanish artists Mar Hernandez (aka Malota), whose eye-popping Japanese-style cartoons and attention to detail earned her a National Illustration Award in her home country in 2008, finds her ... More >>
watermarcrestaurant.com Marc Cohen's newest restaurant, Watermarc, is a flat out hit, even by Laguna Beach standards. If you haven't heard of it, you will. And if you haven't had his food, you need to.Here are his answers for our list of 8 frivolous questions.1. Dish that you cook that ... More >>
World events are moving so fast and furious, one wonders how participants in the Saturday and Tuesday Chapman University School of Law debates featuring visiting professor and Bush White House torture enabler John Yoo at the center of each are keeping up with their talking points.CBSNews.com Legal A ... More >>
Clockwork feels obliged to point out the latest comments left on our recent blog posts about the continuing turmoil within the Grand Avenue headquarters of the Orange County Register.HorneTo recap, it all started with our March 9 "Publisher to Register Employees: Let Them Eat Hawaiian Bread," which ... More >>
Talk about a guy who fell off the Weekly's radar: George Argyros, the slumlord ex-ambassador to Spain who set relations with that country back a few centuries. Video below from a January bash at Dickland...
Guitar Legend Taking your Guitar Hero obsession to a whole new level. House Of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim CA 92802 714-778-2583 Aqua Net, 9 p.m. DJ Sticky Pete sprays the sounds of disco, new wave, freestyle and electro. Que Sera 1923 E. Seventh St. Long Beach CA 90813 562-599- ... More >>
Rob Eller, 7:30 p.m. Laguna Beach local sings to his acoustic guitar Renaissance Dana Point 24701 Del Prado Ave. Dana Point CA 92629 949-661-6003 April Spain, 8 p.m. Jazz Vocalist April Spain sings Wind & Sea 34699 St. of the Golden Lantern Dana Point CA 92629 949-496-6500 Castledoor, 9 p.m. I ... More >>
Sultry Spanish Nights
It's Very Stimulating: Sound Trolley delivers the underground’s cultural splendors
Via WFMU: Good-lookin' weirdo comix mag from North Carolina that sells to you the weird consumer for cheap. Routinely featured... Robert Crumb, who designed our logos, Kim Deitch, Frank Stack, Robert Armstrong, Carol Tyler, Spain, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Peter Poplaski, ... More >>
Jose Porcelas Ballet Flamenco is raw, unrefined dance
Tom Fuentes and friends axe Saddleback Colleges Spain study abroad program
Tom Fuentes and friends ax Saddleback Colleges Spain study-abroad program
Of monuments and memory
Orange County, California: 2001
Lets send someone with lots of money and no experience to Spain
Eight Comix creators who pricked America's dark underbelly