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Food Comas, Delicious Dreams And A Time For New Beginnings...

Food Comas, Delicious Dreams And A Time For New Beginnings…

You may or may not have noticed that things have been a little still around these parts lately. Okay, let’s be real… This website has been in a major food coma. I have been in a major food coma. Sometimes you need to hit the snooze button and think about which direction you want to...
Tastemade Video App: Your Own Food Show On The Go!

Tastemade Video App: Your Own Food Show On The Go!

There are fewer and fewer places in Los Angeles you can actually refer to as “hidden gems”. Everyone is an eats excavator these days and with online food maps, hundreds of local review sites and basically a massive magnified glass over this city it’s hard not to know when to turn off the main road...
LivnGiv: Charitable Dining App & Awesome Giveaway!

LivnGiv: Charitable Dining App & Awesome Giveaway!

LivnGiv, a new startup based out of Los Angeles, has got some real feel-good going on. Basically, they are making it impossible to not give to charity…especially for those of us who love to dine out around town. They’ve created an app and partnered with a handful of exceptional LA restaurants which allow  you to...
THE QOOQ: First Ever Touch Tablet For The Kitchen

THE QOOQ: First Ever Touch Tablet For The Kitchen

I have swooned over many-a modern kitchen photo pins highlighting exceptional iPad cabinet integration. OH! The joy of endless recipes, internet access and magazine video tutorials at your olive oil covered fingertips – without a clumsy mess?! I do not have said glamorous kitchen and have tried to make use of my precious tablet in...
Restaurant Story, I Shake My Fist At You!

Restaurant Story, I Shake My Fist At You!

I’ve been playing Restaurant Story for exactly 8 days, 3 hours and 9 minutes….{ding ding} hold on, my tomato bisque is ready. Things started casually with two burners, a handful of tables, happy customers…heck, I even made enough money to paint stripes on part of the walls and add three windows. Sure some food spoiled...
Assembly Required

Assembly Required

Oh Swedes… you are so very, very clever! Your sense of design is always top notch. Well played, indeed. Bridging the gap between your purchased kitchen appliances and how we should enjoy them at home, IKEA has released the book Hembakat är Bäst (translation: “Homemade is Best”), featuring 30 classic Swedish baking recipes. Each page...
The Download: Sky Burger

The Download: Sky Burger

Who knew floating a hamburger bun mid-air to catch patties and cheese slices could be so addictive? Trust me on this one. Sky Burger is where it’s at…at least for me…right now, at this moment. ORDER UP!
Food Crush: Luxirare

Food Crush: Luxirare

Honestly. I don’t even know where to begin here. Maybe if I could stop drooling and pick myself off the floor I could articulate how breathtakingly stunning Luxirare is. Part lux fashion, part fine cuisine. The photos are sexy and exotic. The execution is meticulous (hello dry ice smoke!?). Everything sounds delicious (especially the crab...
Book Report: Summer Reading

Book Report: Summer Reading

Finished Bourdain’s Medium Raw a few weeks ago. I have to admit, I always lag on the last few chapters of his writing because I just don’t want it to end. Yeah, I love him too. Here’s my current rotation of summer reads – If you can’t tell, I tend to work through a few...
The Download: Food(tography)

The Download: Food(tography)

I feel like the Cobra Snake behind the culinary camera. My photos (when I look at the end of the night) are like many of his subjects: over lit, sedated… and just plain ready for bed. MAYBE even a little bit fabulous? Maybe not. We all know that food photography is an absolute art –...
In and Way Out

In and Way Out

Holy Moly – I’m dorking out over the dissection and breakdown of the Classic In and Out Burger over at Serious Eats. Friends & Family living outside the Double Double Zone take note!
The Download: iMeshi

The Download: iMeshi

I’m not sure if I’m grossly horrified or if I’m pre-ordering one of these Japanese IPhone covers. There is something so undeniably cute…er, wrong…about these! I think the real question here is which one would you want to carry with you – Bento or Sunny Side up with Bacon? Do tell.