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Plum Cake

Summer is finally here! The season of sun-ripened fruit, drooping from their branches with the weight of sweet, succulent juice. Sweet peaches, tangy plums, golden…


Spicy Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese

There’s nothing more satisfying than waking up in the morning, after a long night out with one drink too many, to a steaming skillet of…


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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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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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!…


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….