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Discovering Bold Flavors with Buick

“Food is all about making memories,” explained Chef Michael Psilakis. He was speaking of an epiphany he had one day whilst grilling a whole lamb on a spit along with his brother and 2-year-old son. It seems that Buick was banking on this same sentiment when they created the Buick Discovery Tour a few years […]

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2nd Annual Food Blogger Bake Sale

More than 50 food bloggers, celebrity chefs and food personalities from Los Angeles are coming together to bake their favorite treats and raise money for Share Our Strength in the 2nd Annual Food Blogger Bake Sale. Some tasty treats this year include: Bacon Brownies with Bourbon Sauce, Cake Pops, Shortbread Cookies, Cheesecake, Pies, Ice Box […]

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Locavore heaven at Artisanal LA

Artisanal LA was a weekend long event with community shopping and tasting experience showcasing the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade edibles. Taking place downtown at the penthouse of downtown’s historic Cooper Building, the artisanal shopping extravaganza featured dozens of great vendors selling their sauces, rubs, cheeses, chocolates, pies, cookies, unique butters and jams, and […]

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Up close with Rick Bayless

Pricey Mexican food and tiffs on Twitter about the authenticity of your cooking aside, Chef Rick Bayless is an American icon when it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine. Not to mention a Cochinita Pibil to die for. He’s the first season Top Chef winner and host of his own show on PBS called Mexico—One Plate […]

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Mom’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

I’ve been making sugar cookies every year for Christmas since I was a kid. Well, decorating them anyway. It wasn’t until I left the comforts of home that I started making them myself. Baking is only half the fun. Gathering friends and family around the table to decorate the cookies is the best part. Give […]

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Italian Gastronomy for the Kiddies

When I was 10, I took a cooking class at the local community center in Whittier. We learned how to make things like cookies, spaghetti, and other simple dishes like grilled veggies and chicken skewers. But this is the age of celeb chefs and molecular gastronomy, we can’t have our kids making plain old turtle […]

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Backyard Pig Roast

Warning: If you loved Charlotte’s Web, are a member of PETA, or a vegetarian, I really doubt you want to read this story. Forget the leis and the tropical drinks, pig roasting can be done right in your own backyard. So that’s exactly what we did for a friends bday celebration over the weekend. Where […]

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Taste of Pace Supper Club

Taste of Pace, formally of Chicks With Knives, has started a new underground supper club. Join her in West Hollywood on Saturday April 11 at 6:30pm in an yet undisclosed location. She will be featuring a variety of delicious SoCal produce from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica and farms in between. This event is BYOW […]

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Upcoming classes at Surfas

All month, Surfas is focusing on tailgating food. First up in Surfas ongoing classes this month is a gourmet pizza demo. Thursday, January 8th, from 1-2pm learn how to make Truffle and White Pizza the quick and easy way using ingredients and tools that you can buy at Surfas. Then on Saturday from 12-3pm enjoy […]

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Breakfast bites for a lazy Sunday

When was the last time you walked into a restaurant for brunch, starving from the long night of drunkorexia, and pined over a list of tasty looking appetizers? Probably never, well, because breakfast is primarily just a single course meal. Sure you may get toast with your eggs, or order a side of bacon with […]

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