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Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye Bean Soup and a Cube Fundraiser Rooftop BBQ

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Last year for our October birthdays, my friend Michele and I went to Osteria Mozza to celebrate. This year we went to a Pork n’ Beans Rooftop BBQ put on by the Cube Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Cube Café and Marketplace. The proceeds will benefit the Cube Foundation, an organization that is dedicated [...]

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Goat Cheese Ravioli with Tomatoes and Basil from Seasons 52 Fresh Grill at South Coast Plaza

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Last August I was invited to a lavish and spectacular blogger preview lunch at the new Seasons 52 Fresh Grill restaurant at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. You can read all about it in my post about that day. Quite soon I was getting queries about the recipes for the dishes in the story [...]

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Rosti Tuscan Kitchen and a Pizza Competition

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Recently I received an invitation to join in a visit to Rosti Tuscan Kitchen in Encino, CA, along with ten other LA food bloggers, for a pizza-making competition. The invite said Rosti would provide the rolled-out dough and a slew of farm-fresh ingredients, and we’d each get to make our own fabulous pizza creations. These [...]

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BALEEN at The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club and Warm Asparagus & Mushroom Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette

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Recently I had the great good fortune to be invited to review BALEEN, the signature restaurant at The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. And I want you to know, before you read the rest of this post, that the food at this restaurant is absolutely amazing and beautiful, and this is now [...]

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Seasons 52 Fresh Grill and Wine Bar at South Coast Plaza to Open Monday, August 30

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Last Saturday I was invited to a special food and dining blogger preview lunch at the new Seasons 52 restaurant at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. I knew ahead of time that there would be a special tasting menu with wine pairings and a cooking demo, but I had no idea how lavish and [...]

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Spinach & Feta Quiche with Kalamata Olive Tapenade and the Food Bloggers LA July Meeting

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Last Saturday the FBLA (Food Bloggers Los Angeles) group got together to eat, talk and discuss. It is so much fun to be with this group and just talk about food blogging, and nobody thinks you’re boring or crazy. Everyone brought food for the buffet, and it was a delicious spread. I brought the Spinach [...]

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Photo Shoot with Food Photographer Jon Edwards and Food Stylist Denise Vivaldo

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Recently I had the amazing good fortune to attend a food photo shoot for an international food market with the world-renowned food photographer Jon Edwards at his studio in Monrovia, CA. Also sharing the spotlight were preeminent food stylist Denise Vivaldo of FoodFanatics, her colleague Cindie Flannigan, with Jeff Parker assisting. I had never [...]

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Camp Blogaway Bootcamp Revisited

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It was one week ago today that I returned from Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Bootcamp and I have been thinking about how to write about it for that whole time. It took about 24 hours for my adrenalin to return to normal, then I slept for 18 hours after the crash. Then I went through [...]

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Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Bootcamp

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Next weekend I am going to be attending the Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Bootcamp, which is taking place at Camp de Benneville Pines in Angelus Oaks, California. That is in the mountains east of Los Angeles and I will be enjoying all of the activities planned by Patti Londre of Worth the Whisk from Friday [...]

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A California Avocado Day at Ciudad Restaurant for Cinco de Mayo with the Too Hot Tamales

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Last Saturday the California Avocado Commission hosted a Food Bloggers lunch and cooking demonstration at Ciudad with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Ciudad is located in downtown Los Angeles in the middle of the city-scape, the sky scrapers towering all around it. About 20 of us bloggers and food writers came together with our [...]

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Festival of Brides Show at Terranea

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For every woman who has ever had a fantasy of a gazillion-dollar wedding, the Festival of Brides at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes was fantasy-fuel of the most opulent kind. The magnificent displays were set up in the Grand Ballroom and when I first entered I was amazed at the towering floral displays arrayed everywhere. [...]

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Food Styling & Photography Workshop ~ Day 2

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When I arrived at Matt’s studio Sunday morning at 9 o’clock, everyone there was working on their food and setting up their props on trays for their photo set-ups. Matt announced that we would be shooting two set-ups at a time on two tables in front of the big double garage door-sized window that was [...]

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Food Styling & Photography Workshop ~ Day 1

January 20, 2010
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In September 2009 I was reading MattBites and discovered that Denise Vivaldo of FoodFanatics and Matt Armendariz were teaching a workshop for food writers and bloggers in November. I was absolutely thrilled because it was just what I needed to finalize my commitment to do a food blog. If I went to the class, I [...]

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