Review: Los Angeles' Sotto
My mother and I came here for a special occasion after reading about it in the restaurant edition of Angeleno and it was a perfect meal. We had a 6 o’clock reservation, early enough that it was still quiet and we got to ask a million questions of our simply wonderful server. I would suggest going earlier because the longer we sat, the louder it became. Besides, when you get there...
My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough champagne– John Maynard Keynes
I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 2,000 of something.– Mitch Hedberg
Recipe: Chicken Marbella
This recipe is taken from the Silver Palate Cookbook. My family has had our copy for so long that the spine is falling apart, but it’s more a sign of love than age. While there are a lot of great recipes in the cookbook, this is probably the most popular. Named after the style of chicken made in a small town on the Mediterranean coast in Spain, this chicken makes for a great summer meal....
A video about how food shaped our cities, how cities changed our thinking about food, and how we might change our thinking to continue to eat.
Need I say glorious?
Review: Los Angeles' Malibu Kitchen
I know I’m cheating calling this place a Los Angeles restaurant, but I thought I could count it considering it is arguably in the LA area. Located at Cross Creek, this deli is worth the trek. Just off the PCH, this roadside stop is quiet, calm, and filled with good food. The usual LA character are there with their white fedoras and stylish toddlers, and the restraurant has the required...
Life is so brief that we should not glance either too far backwards or...– Grimod de la Reynière
Review: Los Angeles' Apple Pan
The Apple Pan is an LA landmark in the best way. Opened in 1947, my father said he went as a child and that some of the staff that worked there then still does now. Rumor is that someone tried to buy out the block for a development project years ago. Supposedly they made a very nice offer but The Apple Pan stood their ground and chose to remain in their original space. As you can see, not...
Review: Los Angeles' True Food
Located at the newly renovated Santa Monica Place, True Food Kitchen is (surprisingly) a chain of 4 restaurants spread throughout California and Arizona. Their outlook is that fresh ingredients taste pretty good on their own, and their goal is to complement the flavors around them in a healthy yet interesting way. They buy as much of their food as they can from local farms, and what they do...
For the hardcore foodies out there. Beautiful food pictures with some intense fresh fish recipes at the bottom.
Thank you facebook.
Recipe: Roasted Potatoes
Simple recipe from home. Ingredients Olive oil (approximately a fourth of a cup) 8-10 small Yukon Gold potatoes (do this by eye, should cover the bottom of your skillet once over) 3-4 sprigs fresh (or 1 tablespoon dried) rosemary 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoon of garlic powder Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pour oil while tilting the cast iron...
Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.– Pythagoras
Review: Philadelphia's Morning Glory Diner
Ok, the curb appeal isn’t great, but the closer I got, the more I was sold. Gazing in the window, you can see flowers on the sill and high top tables where people are sitting reading. Then, you walk towards the entrance and end up in a small outdoor eating area where kids are running around as their parents talk over the coffee their drinking in tin cups. Walking inside the restaurant...
Review: Philadelphia's Spruce Street Espresso
Located at the corner of 11th and Spruce, this small coffee shop sits in a quieter area of center city on a tree lined street. In this nicer weather, they open up their windows and line their sidewalks with tables and chairs in addition to their comfy interior. They serve Counter Culture Coffee, a lesser used brand compared to Philadelphia’s more popular La Colombe bean. Counter...
Recipe: Asian Style Lettuce Wraps
1 head boston lettuce 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 and 1/2 pounds turkey 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoon of garlic powder 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated 2 scallions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup chopped peanuts Salt and freshly ground black pepper Optional 2 tablespoons of stir fry sauce (a good one is offered by House of...
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.– George Bernard Shaw