LATEST RECIPES

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Zucchini Spinach Cakes

What is more universally appealing than a meal that can be an appetizer, snack, side, or main course, and be equally delicious served at breakfast,…

Roast Beet, Avocado & Citrus Salad

Roast Beet, Citrus & Avocado Salad

Is there anything more distinctively Californian than a big colorful platter of farmer’s market vegetables, picked at the peak of growing season, prepared simply and dressed…

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Orecchiette with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

The first thing every Italian says about Italian food is the importance of using the best ingredients. Recipes are often simple, and require seasonal, local ingredients plucked at the…

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Roast Baby Artichokes

I’m a huge fan of grilled artichokes. Charred, buttery, nutty flesh, dipped in rich, garlicky aioli. I’m drooling just thinking about it! The problem is, cleaning artichokes takes a…

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Perfect Salmon

There are few culinary crimes worse than dry, stringy, overcooked salmon. What a tragic use of a beautiful, flavorful, fatty fish… Seriously, just don’t do…

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Crispy Bottom Dumplings

Dumplings are one of my favorite foods, and this marks our 7th dumpling recipe! Ok one of them is a pierogi, but who’s counting? What…

Latest Reviews

YAMAKASE
7.7

Yamakase

Yamakase is an 11 seat sushi bar on a non-descript corner of Culver City in Los Angeles.  Garnering both rave reviews and negative press, it’s hard to…

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4.7

Il Pellicano Review

I recently traveled to Tuscany for a wedding, and nothing excited me more than choosing the fabulous Michelin star restaurants I would visit along the way!…

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9.7

Sushi Aoki Shanghai

Shanghai has always been a mecca for divine Chinese food.  Being China’s most metropolitan city, Shanghai draws influences from all over Asia, and now, the world….