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Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Winners announced for Los Angeles

Wine Spectator magazine has released it’s 2010 list of Grand Award winners, honoring restaurants around the globe for it’s extraordinary wine programs. This award, only given out to 75 restaurants around the world, was first established in 1981. Those that made the list in LA… Patina of course, along with Spago and Valentino. Other California […]

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The Fifth Taste, Umami

First there were sweetness, bitterness, sourness and saltiness. Then in 2000, umami was added as a fifth taste. Umami is that fifth taste described roughly as tasty, although brothy, meaty, or savory. Unbeknownst to us, we showed up right after a write up in the LA Weekly by food wordsmith Jonathon Gold. And like any […]

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