November 30, 2021Jon Sofen

What started with 1,566 players on Day 1 is down to six following Day 4 at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open, a $3,500 buy-in tournament in sunny Hollywood, Florida.

The final table, set for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, features six players all vying for their first WPT title. And, of course, the $778,490 first place prize. Each remaining player is guaranteed at least $170,835, and the pay jumps on Day 5 will be massive.

Six Players Seeking First World Poker Tour Title


Chef Lisa Dahl’s Lovely Lentil Soup.

Credit: Scott Yates

A new year is nearly upon us, and if you’re like me you’re probably already thinking about what you want your first meal of 2022 to be. There are many New Year’s food traditions around the world, with the consumption of certain foods promising happiness, health and wealth. While there’s no way to prove these claims, there’s no question that comforting foods like black-eyed peas and collard greens are a great way to kick off the new year. I hope you enjoy one or more of these chef-…….

“There is something special and sacred about mornings … when we slow down long enough to enjoy them,” Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky write in their latest cookbook, “Rise & Run: Recipes, Rituals, and Runs to Fuel Your Day.”

Former cross-country teammates – and my fellow alumni – from their days at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the pair knows all about morning routines and the importance of a nourishing breakfast. Flanagan is New York City Marathon champion, an Olympic silver medalist and one of the most accomplished American distance runners ever. And …….

In the run-up to Christmas Tom Kerridge was one of the loudest voices in the hospitality industry calling for government support after advice to minimise socialising led to restaurants experiencing a sudden run of cancellations. During the pandemic he has also been one of the nimblest chefs, pouring his considerable energies into a range of fresh projects, from a TV series called Saving Britain’s Pubs to teaming up with the England football star Marcus Rashford to launch a social media home-cooking campaign. When restaurants were allowed t…….

With a swirl of fresh fruit, and layers of raspberry and citrus, Jane Lane tortes are not the typical boxed cake mix. Woodside’s Jane Mackey, the woman behind the torte mix, is setting out to shake up the baking aisle.

Launched in early November, Mackey said she has always been passionate about flavorful desserts. Cranberry coconut, chocolate orange and raspberry lemon are her three boxed offerings currently found at local grocers and on her website.

“I wanted to inspire people to bake again,” said Mackey, who moved to the Midpeninsula in 2006 before settling in Woodside this sp…….

MORE than half of Brits admit to starting a diet or fitness regime – fully expecting to fail, a study has found.

Research of 2,000 adults found 32 per cent feel they would ‘never’ be successful when it comes to trying to stick to an exercise plan, while 28 per cent feel the same about eating healthily or losing weight.


Brits say they often start a new health kick but expect to fail

As a result, of those who have tried to change their eating habits, they lasted an average of just 11 days before giving it up.

While nearly one in 10 quit within the first 48 ho…….

Share on PinterestA review considers whether fasting might help treat diabetes. AleksandarGeorgiev/Getty ImagesIntermittent fasting involves a regular pattern of eating few or no calories for a fixed period, which can vary from 12 hours every day to 1 or more days each week.Some people follow these diets hoping to lose weight, improve their overall health, or both.A review of the available evidence suggests that these diets can also reduce or even remove the need for medication in people with type 2 diabetes.More research is necessary before doctors can recommend widespread use of the diets fo…….