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Marcella Hazan, My Mentor

Posted September 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Marcella Hazan died this past weekend.  She was a monumental, irresistible force, a cultural crusader of the best kind.  Opinionated, severe if provoked – the whistle she brandished in classes became legendary.  And yet, for a generation of home cooks she became the Italian aunt we wished we had.
You know how people talk about being hit by a lightening bolt of love at first …

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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! …

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Evan’s Perfect Pear Tatin

Posted November 15, 2012 by | Comments Off | ]

I had my first pear when I was 17.  I was in Munich, halfway through a back packing trip that was to last nearly a year.  It was freezing.  I had no coat.  As I trudged through the streets to find a warm library or café I spied the biggest avocado I ever saw sitting in a produce shop window.  The sign beneath it …