Archive for September, 2009

Cooking with the Joneses: Ratatouille Terrine

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Check out Les and Baz’s terrine!

Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Marc and Lisa’s wedding was the excuse we needed to make a trip out to California. We decided long ago not to review the food at weddings, but we can say that the scenery surrounding this wedding was unbelievable, and I want to come back to this area again for sure! First, we arrived in […]

Cambria, California

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cambria is an adorable little town with lots of little shops and cafes. We didn’t notice any national chains, which we loved. When you travel, you don’t need to see Starbucks, Burger King, and Banana Republic. We’ve got plenty of those at home. We lucked out and found this town accidentally. It’s just eight minutes […]

Magic Meat Powder

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We’re still in California, about 2/3 through our trip, but we thought you’d like a recipe right about now, and this one is special. It’s passed down from my grandma.
When we went to my uncle Peter’s house in Maryland, he grilled up some delicious steaks. Lon went crazy over the seasoning and my uncle and […]

Goodbye LA, for now…

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We packed as much eating as we could into our short 2 1/2 days in L.A., but missed out on the Kogi Truck. They weren’t running the exact days we were there because it was Labor Day weekend. How the Kogi Truck and The Krave Truck compare, the world may never know…(Do you remember the […]

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

If you’re dining in Los Angeles, you need to read My Last Bite. Jo knows all the best restaurants in the area. That’s how I knew about
The Bazaar at Jose Andres 465 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, which was the highlight of the Southern California portion of our […]

Grab that Pizza

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Local Paisano’s… (any pizza place is fine)
Having extra hands makes grabbing pizza easier — how about eight!?  Order up some fried calamari and a few slices of margherita (fresh mozzarella is important here).  Top the calamari onto the pizza and enjoy.  If you’ve got a bit of extra sauce and extra virgin olive oil hit […]

Street Food at Home: Lamb Gyro

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

We’re still touring through California, but for those of you hungry for a recipe, here’s a treat we did just before leaving…
One of my favorite lunch foods (when I’m not strictly following is street meat.  I’m talking about lamb shawarma from a cart.  One of my favorites in Manhattan is the guy in front […]

Porto’s Bakery

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It’s been several decades now since
Porto’s Bakery Location 315 , Glendale, CA 91203 started up.  Originally in a house in Cuba, then in Los Angeles, and now with two locations and over 20,000 sq. ft. of work space, Porto’s is rocking.  And it’s a good thing, too; because when FoodMayhem […]

More Little Saigon

Monday, September 7, 2009

Don’t miss the beginning of this story at Quan Hy, click here.
After a very satisfying lunch at Quan Hy, we went to the market in the same plaza. It was like a Vietnamese Costco, with huge containers of sauces, spring roll wrappers, and food service containers. We spotted six different types of bananas.  Does anyone […]