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Guidelines for the 6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest

Posted August 19, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
Pies for Beer

Every year we get asked repeatedly what constitutes a pie for KCRW’s Good Food Pie Contest. So what are the rules?

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Our Latest Cookbook Club Pick is Lunch at the Shop by Peter Miller

Posted August 18, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Our latest pick addresses a common dilemma at the office. How do you make the work lunch exciting?

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Recipe: Evan’s Summertime Tomato Sauce

Posted July 17, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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The tale behind the tomato named after Evan Kleiman. Plus, a sauce recipe to go with it!

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Chef and Fed Up: Two Very Different Movies on Food

Posted May 12, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
FED UP AND CHEF

This week I had the somewhat bizaare experience of seeing two wonderful films that are the flipside of each other.  If you participate in my food world then you know it’s not just about the great restaurant, the lovely plated treat, the stroll through the farmers market.  I’m also concerned about eco-degradation driven by poor agricultural practices, and the double edge of hungry children …

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Recipes: Good Food Passover

Posted April 11, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
Matzo Lasagna for Passover

Over the years I’ve written a number of recipes for Passover that have found their way onto various sites.  Here’s the complete list along with Passover recipes from friends that we’ve posted on this blog in the past.
Angeli Sephardi Haroset
Pesce in Carpione (Gefülte Fish substitute)
Italian Chopped Liver + More
Vegan Matzo Balls
Matzo Brei (Two Ways)
Evan’s (used to be Bittman’s) Pot Roast 
Angeli Matzo Lasagna
Spring Vegetable Saute
Artichokes …

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Event: David Tanis Comes to Town

Posted March 29, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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David Tanis, former Chez Panisse Chef, current City Kitchen Columnist for the NY Times and noted cookbook author, is coming to town and many doors are being flung open to welcome him.

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Our Latest Cookbook Club Pick is Down South by Donald Link

Posted March 26, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
Down South

After tasting Chef Donald Link’s deceptively simple plate of crab pasta at last year’s Alex’s Lemonade Food Tasting benefit I became obsessed with learning more about his food. His book is our latest Cookbook Club pick.

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Joël Robuchon: My Introduction to the Refined World of Luxury Fine Dining

Posted March 17, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Every since I saw the shocked look on Mr Gold’s face as I sat on the purple velvet sofa at Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand and confessed I had never eaten at a super refined palace of fine dining I’ve been thinking about why. Why had I avoided the uber refined dining experience for so long?

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Recipe: Atole + Chocolate = Champurrado

Posted March 1, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
Recipe for making Atole and Champurrado

It’s raining or still snowing or just plain cold. Time for a comforting warm beverage.  Chances are if you live in SoCal you’ve had atole or champurrado from a taco truck.  You’ve probably noticed that there is a great variability in the two drinks.  They can be thin or thick, chocolately or cinnamony. Maybe there’s hint of corny masa in the drink or perhaps …

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