Category: Travel & Culture

Food & Recipes, Travel & Culture · May 30, 2018

Meze: Middle Eastern Small Plates

Before we dive into our list of favorite meze spots about town, we thought you would enjoy a collection of recipes that Chef John created. The centerpiece of this meze table is the Kefte, or lamb meatballs, which are simple to assemble ahead of time and cook off just before your guests knock on the door (or uninvited folks curious about the wondrous aromas wafting about) and accompanying spiced labneh for dipping…read more

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Interview with Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections

Valerie Gordon has always been a force of nature. She and her partner Stan run Valerie Confections in Silverlake, Valerie at Grand Central Market, Valerie Echo Park and various farmers’ markets about town. I interviewed Valerie to find out more about how her childhood, mother and mothering has channeled her creativity and drive.

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Interview with Christine Moore of Little Flower Candy Co.

I interviewed Christine to find out more about how being a daughter, mother of three and her childhood shaped who she is and how that impacts her candy and cafe empire.

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Articles, Food & Recipes, Travel & Culture · November 30, 2016

Beating the wind with bacon and beans

My favorite savory dish of the winter season is easily (after butterscotch and chocolate pudding) Cassoulet. This white bean and three-protein stew of sorts is meant to keep you warm despite the frigid blows of Provence’s Mistral winds and delivers on its promise.

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