Join us this week as we talk with Jennifer Bastian, Visual Resources Specialist at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, about her flavorful new “Exhibition in Six Courses: Testing Recipes from the Clark’s Manuscript Collection.” We’ll also visit with Brian Kaiser, Southern California’s tile expert, to explore the glazed treasures found inside Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s 1920s Moorish castle in Lake Elsinore.

Plus discussion of North Hollywood’s long-derelict barrel-shaped Idle Hour Cafe finally being restored, Mercedes’ move into the shuttered Boeing plant in Long Beach, and the pitfalls of following Raymond Chandler’s gimlet recipe. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of July 15th, 2013.

Photo: Griffin tile panel from Sister’s Lake Elsinore Castle

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Jennifer Bastian‘s An Exhibition in Six Courses at the Clark Library. (Prezi of the exhibit)

Idle Hour Cafe restoration in progress. Historic-Cultural Monument nomination (PDF file).

Mercedes moves into shuttered Boeing plant in Long Beach

Raymond Chandler’s gimlet recipe from The Long Goodbye.

Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s Moorish castle in Lake Elsinore (Photos by Chinta Cooper).

Our previous podcast about Sister’s Castle.

Contact Brian

LAVA’s July Sunday Salon

Raymond Chandler’s 125th Birthday Party