Celebrity

Top Chef Cheftestant Mama

Dakota’s road to Top Chef began after a long labor some 30-plus years ago in my home where I gave birth to Dakota. The unconventional birthing included a male midwife, my late husband, a psychic, an astrologer, and my Siamese cat who was very concerned throughout the entire 22-hour birthing drama.

Santa Fe’s New Celebrity Chef

If I knew during Rahm’s skinny-cute-kid days that he’d have “people” I might have been nicer to him. I liked Rahm, but I had two lovely young teenage daughters that every overly hormonal boy in Santa Fe wanted to rub up against, making my incisors instinctively flash.

Alton Brown’s Chat With Monterey Bay Aquarium

Foodies visit “the muse” every day.  Thanks!  Chef daughter, Chef Dakota Weiss is a strong proponent of sustainable foods and has been in the forefront of this movement for years.  She once said, “I can’t imagine why a chef would think any differently about sustainability.”  BTW here’s the latest review on Dakota and the Dining Room at Shangri-la:  http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/dining/feature-747202.php Today’s newsfeed from Sea Notes features an interview with Food Network star, Alton Brown.  So, just in case you don’t get this feed, []

Prejean — A Tale of Sex and 1st Amendment Attack

“…And then there was our former Miss California, Carrie Prejean , who during her hormonal rampant teen time, videotaped some solo sport which she “innocently” sent to her lonely boyfriend. It wasn’t sex. And one must also understand that because she’s a model, sexiness is her job…”

Adam Lambert: The Geezers’ Fave

It was a geezer fest at casa Coimbra over Memorial Day Weekend.  While I’m wont to reveal spouse’s and my closet secret–emotional American Idol fans–after some excellent Central Coast zins and syrahs, the secret slipped out.  While railing against the political machine, our guests, whose nomdeplume shall be  Melvin Fox and Patty Cake, opened the door with, “Our political system is as screwed up as American Idol. Lambert should have won.” “You guys watch American Idol?” I gingerly solicited, thinking that people like Fox and []

Do I Watch the Farrah Fawcett Documentary?

 June 25, 2009 update:  Editor’s Note: We are sorry to hear of  Farrah Fawcett’s passing.  We pray that she rests in comfort now, and we wish her family and friends peace in her passing. To watch or not to watch, that is the question.  Do I allow myself to wallow down  the depths of celebrity culture?  Do I watch my usual TCM classic movie instead?  Do I continue plowing through a very boring classic novel? I’m wondering about tonight’s Farrah Fawcett documentary.  Other []