Botanica Bakery Blows my Mind
Every once in a while a store-bought cookie comes along that is so yummy that I must eat an entire bag. Tate’s Chocolate Chip is one such cookie. Botanica Bakery’s Fennel Pollen is another. WTF? You are probably saying. Fennel Pollen has no place in a cookie. Well, that is true unless you are Sondra Wells, the Chief Indulgence Officer of said company. She decided to do a genius,...
Kara's Kitchen Adventure with Culinista Kate
Since I started working with The Dish’s Dish about seven months ago I’ve wanted to experience the service firsthand. And this past weekend it finally happened. I was SO excited. As my boyfriend Joe and I are far from picky eaters, I pretty much gave Culinista Kate free reign to create a seasonal menu based on what inspired her at the market. She did not disappoint. Kate got down to business from...
Lemon Poppy Pancakes
Taylor loves pancakes so on his birthday, I made him some. I found the recipe from Naturally Ella via Foodgawker. Mix dry ingredients. Add to wet. Mix up batter. Heat and butter a pan. Add pancakes to hot pan. Num num num num num…. Flip onto a plate in a stack. Top with jam. Call it a birthday.
When more peeps RSP than you planned
get these chairs!
Cooking with Matcha
A few weeks ago, I met the one-woman power house behind Matcha Source, a website for all kinds of excellent information about matcha as well as a full-service matcha source (tehehe). The matcha lady handed me a book called New Tastes in Green Tea. Though I was scared at first, she encouraged me that cooking with matcha would have great outcome - both in terms of taste and with the added health...
Bling in Your Cereal
When my bud Nathaniel told me he was casting Cheerio’s in 18k gold, I was not surprised. This comes from a man with a history of blinged out junk food collaborations. Last year he had a gallery show comprised of oversized photos of Swedish fish. But I was surprised when I woke up in the middle of the night dreaming about the beautiful O’s strung from a simple chain. I really,...
Sneak Peek! Bake Out!
Joy the Baker and I baked out earlier this week… could a new series and a budding friendship be on the horizon? Bounce over to her blog to check out the full story. Here’s a pretty pic she took.
Le YUM: Holy Goats!
A while back, Chef Dave at Cabrito showed me a thing or two about goat bellies. There’s laughter and grease enough to go around. Watch as we get our goat on.
Lahey tries Domino's
Jim Lahey Reviews The New Domino’s Pizza from Ozersky.TV on Vimeo.
O M G a new Le Yum!
What do you get when Jill + Mexican food + Mushrooms and chilies come together?? La Palapa owners knock Jill’s socks off with extreme heat when they teach her to make Setas A La Diabla! But Jill likes it spicy and savors every bite.
A Spoon for Every Bite
When I was growing up, my family went to Sante Fe every year. Then we’d drive to Telluride. On the way, we’d stop off along the road where there was a giant teepee and listen to Joe Hayes tell stories as the sun set. I’ve tried in the past to find him and his stories on the internet and in my last search, I found some videos he’d put on YouTube! A little greyer than I...
My not-so-new but recently getting out-of-hand obsessionis the flatbreads at Huckleberry. See them in the picture above? They are a little left of the center - oily bread covered in zucchini slices that’ve been baked into the dough. I’m swooning left and right for them and have scheduled four lunch meetings for next week at this Santa Monica cafe just to sate my craving. Just a few...
Locanda Verde - Hit Me Baby One More Time
I first visited Locanda Verde last summer after they’d just opened. Andrew Carmellini… Robert Deniro… Karen Demasco… talk about a dream team! Ever since that lovely day back in 09, I’d been plotting my return. But somehow, there was just never enough time. So you can imagine my squeals of joy when my uncle and I decided to dine al fresco on one of the first warm...
No Sleep Til Joseph Leonard
I wanted to go to Joseph Leonard almost immediately after they opened. The problem was I’d just moved to Cali. So after several trips back to the east coast and like five attempts to get to JL, I set up my final evening so that I’d start off having a drink there and hopefully be able to sneak in some appetizers. Sadly, the friend I was meeting was in a rush to get to Waverly Inn...
In case you are in a particularly ramen mood. It’s pretty great. You can learn how to make ramen or just Zen out to the Japanese. Ahhh, ramen… Go here.
Since moving to LA, I’ve been to Gjelina about four times. And Taylor has been even more than I have. It’s weird: In NYC, upon arrival, I was determined to try every restaurant - old and new. But here, it’s just a little different. When you find something you like, you just stick with it. I like this place so much that I even name dropped it in a recent piece I did for Angeleno...
This is funny.
Michel Roux's Cucumber Coulis
When I got Michel Roux’s book on sauces a few weeks back, I was a touch intimidated. I mean this man is a genius! A true great. It seemed very technical. It seemed pro. It seemed to daunt me. I’d flip through and salivate but then think I don’t know if I can do that. Luckily, last night, I finally got my shit together and, in the midst of breadless Passover, I made Roux’s...