Planning a Perfect Picnic!

Planning A Perfect Picnic!

Hi friends! Do you remember this guy and his penchant for stealing picnic baskets? Poor Ranger Smith, always trying to keep Yogi from having the perfect picnic. Or should I say the perfect "Pic - A - Nic" basket? While Spring and Summer seem to be favorites for picnics, there…

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Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria

Zapien’s Salsa Grill And Taqueria

Hi friends! Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a media lunch for the grand re-opening of Zapien's Salsa Grill and Taqueria in Pico Rivera, California. We had a wonderful meal and watched a cooking demonstration by Chef and co-owner Marco Zapien. This little family…

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The Art Institute – Culinary Program!

The Art Institute – Culinary Program!

Have you ever wanted to go to Culinary School? Do you dream of knowing how to make a Pate A Choux?  Daydream of whipping up a Béchamel Sauce or Demi-Glace to go with dinner? Wish you had mad knife skills and could slice and dice through things as effortlessly as…

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DineLA Week

DineLA Week

My first "Foodie Adventure" in 2014 was January's DineLA Week! Yes, I know, I went in January and I'm posting in June. But I'm sharing now because DineLA Week is coming back and you HAVE to check it out! Every city needs to have a Dine Out Week or Restaurant…

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A Walking Tour of Little Tokyo

A Walking Tour Of Little Tokyo

As a kid, did you snack on sheets of Nori (dried seaweed), instead of potato chips? I did! Did you think the warm, sweet center of an Imagawayaki (a pancake-ish pastry filled with sweet red bean paste) was a special treat? I did! Did you take your shoes off at…

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Eating around Downtown LA!

Eating Around Downtown LA!

Groupon is a great thing! It's introduced us to some fun cooking classes, great events and this past weekend - a foodie walking tour. The tour would take us through Downtown LA. We were scheduled to meet in front of the historical Millennium Biltmore Hotel, next to Pershing Square in…

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Grilled Cheese at LAFW!

Grilled Cheese At LAFW!

As you know, last weekend, we attended two events at the LA Food & Wine Festival. I already shared the Brew B'Que adventures, but our first event was the Grilled Cheese and Great Wines demo with Laura Werlin. We didn't know what to expect, but we were excited to be…

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Brew B’Que at LAFW!

Brew B’Que At LAFW!

This past weekend, my friend Marie and I attended Guy Fieri's "Brew B'Que" at Santa Monica Pier. The event was part of the First Annual LA Food and Wine Festival benefiting St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels. With events held all over the city, LAFW appears to have been a success!  This…

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