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Aaron Sanchez (James Beard award winner) of Alegre NYC

James Beard Foundation Taste America Event

“A Night of Culinary Stars,” a once-in-a-lifetime culinary collaboration between world-renowned chefs, will kick off Los Angeles’ Taste America weekend on Friday, October 10. This exclusive dining event, to be held at the special events venue Vibiana, will benefit the James Beard Foundation. The Friday night event will begin with a reception filled with bites […]

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“Cheeseburger” and “Fries” for #SchoolLunch

What’s that? It’s only the beginning of September and you’re already in a school lunch rut? We feel your pain. Some days it seems like there’s a long ten months ahead of us. To remedy some of that dread, how about this: Once a month during this school year, we’ll give you a new twist […]

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Farm-Fresh Goat Cheese

Most of us think of cows when we think of dairy products, but for much of the world, goats are the source of a family’s milk and cheese. Goats are generally easier to keep than cattle – they thrive in mountainous, hilly, and dry environments and they graze on grass and brush. Plus, goats’ milk […]

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Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream Pie

So…let’s say you have a sudden ice cream windfall, and as much as you’re tempted to eat the whole thing straight from the container, you’d like to make it into a nice dessert to share with friends. We found ourselves in this situation last week with a wonderful gift of three tubs of Tillamook ice […]

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Purple Snow Peas and Walnuts

We’re about to make your summer a little…purple-r. (Hey, that’s a good thing!) You know how there’s nothing like a crisp, tender, and sweet snow pea? Now imagine that same tasty veggie, but in real honest-to-goodness purple form, and you have these amazing Purple Snow Peas from Frieda’s Produce. The snow peas have deep purple […]

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Rock the Lunchbox 2014

If you gave your kids free reign to design their perfect lunch, what would it look like? That’s a question the Rock The Lunchbox folks asked us earlier this summer and, intrigued, we put the question to our 7-year-old. We weren’t quite sure what to expect – Would he come up with a cheeseburger and […]

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Easy Summer Pickling

Pickling is one of those things that I’ve always shied away from in the summer. Mostly I feared that I would go through all kinds of effort, and then the jars would sit unopened, languishing until mid-winter, until someone would finally decide that they wanted the jars for another project and dump everything out. I […]

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