Monthly Archives: June 2012

silken tofu & tonkotsu black | robata jinya

Soy milk + magnesium chloride (a mineral coagulant) = tableside silken tofu  Tonkotsu Black ramen Robata Jinya = the best ramen in and around Mid-City.  The chashu pork… just… melts.

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lobster crab cake benedict | larchmont bungalow

Lobster crab cake benedict from Larchmont Bungalow School’s… out… for… ever!!!  My second lazy Sunday funday in a row since graduation.  I rolled out of bed around midday and eventually ventured out to grab a late brunch with C at … Continue reading

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afternoon tea | peninsula hotel

Major QT with Mom this week, ladies of leisure style. Afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel, then seedling shopping at Sunset Nursery, followed by hours spent unwinding at Wi Spa, a mineral sauna and jjimjilbang (Korean spa) in Ktown. So … Continue reading

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diver scallops | craft

Diver scallops with piccolo basil & Meyer lemon Graduation dinner with the fam at Craft.  The entire tasting menu was delightful from start to finish, but I’d say the first course was my favorite of the night, the diver scallops. … Continue reading

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sweet saturday | scoops

 Strawberry-balsamic & pistachio-fig ice cream cone I woke up Saturday morning with the sweetest feeling of personal accomplishment.  Just the day before, I donned my cap and gown and walked across the graduation stage on UCLA’s Wilson Plaza.  Three years … Continue reading

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dragon’s tongues and final (final!) exams

Dragon’s Tongue beans & Thai basil Thai pesto salad with smoked salmon It’s 9pm, and I have yet to leave my apartment today.  I am one measly take-home exam away from being completely finished with grad school, and right now, … Continue reading

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taste of the nation 2012

(Photo credit: Lauren Herman) I spent most of this sunny Sunday dishing out cupcakes, cookies and confections from Lucques/A.O.C./Tavern at Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation 2012 fundraiser in West Hollywood for No Kid Hungry.  It was a great event with tasty … Continue reading

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beef bourguignon | canelé

Bday dinner for Pands at Canelé in Atwater Village.  I had the beef bourguignon.

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school, science and food

Rene Redzepi of noma (left) & Lars Williams of Nordic Food Lab (right) Blending up some grasshoppers, again, Lars?? Oh no! The tasting kit: orange pipette of fermented carrot juice (think kombucha), brown pipette of grasshopper juice that tasted like … Continue reading

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hb2012 | lake powell

Memorial Day weekend at Lake Powell Aboard Randy’s houseboat  Looking for the perfect cove Jetski wakeboarding Spectating from the top deck Gone fishing Lugo caught a striper Shrimp po boy with potato salad, krusteaz beer-battered asparagus, kohlrabi kimchi Apricot-almond crostata … Continue reading

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