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Record Breaking 347 Pies Entered in the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at LACMA

Posted September 3, 2013 by | 5 Comments | ]
Our fabulous panel of judges tasted over 200 pies.

Pie contest judges get your spandex out – this year we received a record breaking 347 entries from 263 contestants for the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. Registration is now closed for the event, but come on out and cheer on the bakers and taste their pies this Saturday, September 7th at LACMA. Good Food’s own Evan Kleiman will preside over the afternoon pie …

Appearance, Cooking, DIY, Fruit, Pie, Savory, Veg, Vegetarian »

Recipe: Cherry Tomato Cobbler as Demo’d at The TasteLA

Posted September 3, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

As promised,  here is the recipe for the savory fruit pie I demonstrated at The LA Times The TasteLA food extravaganza on Sunday.  I say fruit because, after all the tomato is a fruit which is one reason why this particular pie is so easy to throw together.  The tomatoes act like berries, bursting apart once the heat of the oven penetrates the pie. …

Beer, Events, Pie a Day »

Pie Drinks and Hare Pie at Ray’s and Stark Bar

Posted August 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

If you don’t get enough pie at our September 7 contest, there will be more pie to eat – and drink – that day at Ray’s and Stark Bar at the museum.

Classes, Cooking, DIY, Pie, Pie a Day, Video »

Master the Pie Crust: An interactive online class with Evan Kleiman

Posted August 21, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Are you ready to up your pie game?  Need some guidance to get ready to enter the pie contest? Here’s an easy way to take a class with me and you don’t even need to leave your house.  I’m so excited to share my latest project with you. is launching a pie crust class with me.  Craftsy specializes in long form video classes …

Events, Giveaway, Pie, Pie a Day »

Win A Pair of Tickets to Evan Kleiman + Sherry Yard’s Pie Class Tomorrow Night!

Posted August 13, 2013 by | 10 Comments | ]
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Tomorrow night at 7pm, two pie queens will share their pie secrets in a class at The New School of Cooking in Culver City. We’re giving away two tickets to the baker who needs the most help!
Tell us your pie disaster story in the comments below. Did you forget to add an ingredient? Did your oven catch on fire? (We hope not.) We’re going to …

Beer, Events, Giveaway, Memories »

Ticket Giveaway: 2013 LA Craft Beer Crawl Aug 10-11

Posted August 5, 2013 by | 25 Comments | ]

It’s time for the 2013 LA Craft Beer Crawl in DTLA.  Last year’s event sold out quickly so this year an extra day’s been added so you can expand your consumpti..oops I mean knowledge of Craft Beers.  Share a story about learning that all beer isn’t mass produced lager.  I’ll pick my three favorite stories to each win a pair of tickets!  Good Luck! …

Celebrity Chefs, Events »

Five Chefs/Five Tomatoes – You’re Invited to a Tomatomania Dinner at Loteria Grill in Hollywood

Posted August 1, 2013 by | 6 Comments | ]
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The Tomatomania harvest is upon us! It’s time to celebrate the bounty with a Five Chefs/Five Tomatoes Dinner at Loteria Grill in Hollywood on Thursday, August 8th at 7:30pm.

Jimmy Shaw and Evan Kleiman will host Kris Morningstar, Giselle Wellman, Neal Fraser and Duff Goldman for a taste of tomatomania.

Celebrity Chefs, Classes, Events, Pie, Pie a Day »

Evan Kleiman and Sherry Yard Share Their Pie Secrets in One-Time Only Class at The New School of Cooking in Culver City

Posted July 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

The pie class to end all pie classes is happening at The New School of Cooking in Culver City. Evan Kleiman and Sherry Yard will share their pie secrets in an intimate demo-class on Wednesday, August 14th. Learn how to make Evan’s Chicken Pot Pie with a Duck Fat Crust and Sherry’s Plum and Blackberry Pie with Toasted Almond Crumble as well as her Quintesenntial …

Events, Meats, Recipes »

Serious Barbecue in Hollywood: Smoke, No Mirrors

Posted July 22, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Big Green Eggs: the barbecue to end all barbecues.

Ribs and Brisket and Burnt Ends, Oh My! Chef Adam Perry Lang takes up residency in Hollywood.

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French Cooking Class Comes to LA: Meet Susan Loomis from On Rue Tatin

Posted July 16, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]

I’m often asked to recommend cooking classes abroad for folks who travel. I’m lucky to have talented friends and colleagues all over the globe who teach and write about food.  One of them, Susan Loomis is visiting LA this month from her home in Louviers, France for three days of immersive French cooking. Classes are July 29-31.
The participation classes will take place in the kitchen …