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Archive: Aug 2012

Gelato, the taste of summer!

This has been one HOT summer. You’d think with all my complaining that I forgot I grew up in central California where our regular summer temps were in the 90’s and 100’s. To beat the recent So Cal heat I’ve been treating myself to cool ice-creamy desserts. The place that came to mind: Paciugo Gelato…

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August 30, 2012

Dinner & Dessert in Hermosa Beach

Playa del Rey isn’t really the South Bay, at least that’s what people tell me. We’re pretty much 8 miles from Santa Monica to the north and 8 miles to Hermosa Beach to the south. When picking a dinner choice, we usually head north (or east or west). But a recent mention in Los Angeles…

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August 29, 2012

The best bite I ate this week: Tatsutage Fried Chicken

Imagine the most light, crispy coating on a little piece of marinated (with garlic, soy, ginger, honey) chicken…now put it on a skewer and serve it with a drizzle of spicy yuzu mayo. And you have Susan Feniger’s Tatsutage Fried Chicken! This evening we attended Susan’s much-anticipated STREET FOOD cookbook party. We mingled with the…

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August 27, 2012

Tea in Venice

Jin Patisserie is one of those cozy little places that helps you forget about the hustle and bustle of LA traffic, your busy schedule and looming to-do list. I purposely planned a research trip to Santa Monica and Venice so that I could have lunch at this tranquil garden tea spot behind a bright orange…

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August 26, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week

August is National Peach Month and I’ve been craving something dessert-y like pie or cobbler or crisp. You get the picture. I decided to give good ol’ YELP a visit and what did I come up with but The Kobbler King. First time hearing about them, but the reviews were all positive and especially called…

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August 19, 2012

Chocolate with Mr. and Madame

When we found out that our friend Hasty Torres aka Madame Chocolat and her hubby Jacques Torres aka Mr. Chocolate were going to be offering a demonstration session at the LA Food & Wine Festival last weekend, we were all over it. The Sunday afternoon session was titled the Magic and Seduction of Chocolate…really who…

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August 18, 2012

Peachy Keen

So I found out from Jen’s List that August is National Peach Month. Ever since, I have been craving peach pie or peach cobbler…basically some peachy dessert. Nothing says summer to me like fresh juicy peaches, especially when hidden in a warm, flaky crust with a little sugar and maybe some whipped cream on top….

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August 16, 2012

My Weekend with Marilyn

It all began in February when I went to the Westwood Memorial Park to see Marilyn Monroe’s final resting place and met Jackie from the Immortal Marilyn fan club as she was setting up a lovely Valentine’s Day bouquet for MM. I became a member of the club and for the past six months have…

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August 15, 2012

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