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Easy Homemade Blended Butterbeer

"Wizarding World Copycat Recipe: Homemade Blended Butterbeer

After visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about the blended butterbeer that I had inside the park. Non-alcoholic butterbeer is available in a soda form and as a blended drink. Both options are topped with a foamy, beer-like “head” that tastes a bit like marshmallow fluff and both taste like butterscotch, with the soda option being lightly carbonated ... Read More »

Scenes from LA Times’ The Taste, 2014

Scenes from LA Times' The Taste, 2014

Los Angeles Times’ The Taste is a huge annual food festival that showcases Los Angeles chefs and restaurants, as well as  many spirit, wine and other vendors. The festival lasts three days and is held at the Paramount Studios lot – which is good, because with so many people and so many vendors, you need a lot of space! The Taste is broken up into several smaller events, so ... Read More »

Republic of Pie, North Hollywood, CA

Republic of Pie Chicken Pot Pie

There is never a bad time for pie, but there are lots of sub-par pies out there. Pies are time consuming to make, when compared to some other types of baked goods, so you tend to see a lot more cookies, muffins and cakes served at coffee shops instead of pies. If you’re in LA and really want to get a slice of great pie ... Read More »

Foodie Floats at the 2014 Rose Parade


I started my year with a trip to the Rose Parade, where I was treated to a few foodie-inspired floats in addition to a host of other wonderful floats, marching bands and entries. To get a snapshot of the whole parade, you can check out the gallery that I posted at Travels with Nic & Rob, but here I’m focusing on the food! The Trader ... Read More »

Making Aioli and Meeting Daniel Boulud

Daniel makes aioli

Chef Daniel Boulud has just released his newest cookbook, Daniel: My French Cuisine and he is currently traveling around the country to visit different stores and attend different events to promote it. He made a stop in Los Angeles yesterday and I was able to attend a great cooking demo and get my copy of the book signed! Book signings and cooking demonstrations, although they’re ... Read More »

‘Lette Macarons, Beverly Hills

'Lette Macarons Packaging

‘Lette Macarons is a macaron boutique based in Los Angeles. It was started by Paulette Koumetz – who the shop is named after – and chef Christophe Michala, and the intention was to bring quality French macarons to Los Angeles. The first shop and bakery opened in 2007 in Beverly Hills and that store is still there, selling macarons by the dozen to fans everyday. ... Read More »

The Death of the Pastry Chef?


Pastry chefs don’t have the most glamorous job in a professional kitchen. They’re usually tucked away in a small corner where they work with limited space and supplies while doing their best to keep their desserts away from the heat of the main kitchen. Their dishes can be spectacular – light, flavorful, colorful and delicious – but it is true to say that few people ... Read More »

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