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Contessa’s Tagliatelle

Contessa’s Tagliatelle
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Homemade pasta, house-made pasta, fresh pasta; it’s all the rage. Extra virgin olive oil is de rigeur. But there’s “homemade” and then there’s pasta and oil rich with history, passion, know-how, quality soil, and personality—with terroir. Such is the world of pasta and olive oil when one steps into Contessa Collections on South Lake in […]

Regional Italian Pasta Dishes: Demo & Tasting

Regional Italian Pasta Dishes: Demo & Tasting

Aglio e Olio (Campania). Cacio e Pepe (Rome). Prosciutto with Cream (Emilia-Romagna). Three dishes that represent Chef Isaac Greenhouse’s training and passion. Greenhouse began his working career in the fashion industry, but realizing he not only enjoyed food but felt rather passionately about it, he went to culinary school, then trained under and executive chef […]

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

We thank Food Forward for sharing the article below with Hometown Pasadena readers…   Feeding the Hungry at the Pasadena Farmers Market On a typical Saturday morning, Pasadena’s bustling farmers market entices hundreds of eager shoppers who sift through mountains of fresh produce. But ever wonder what happens to all that peak produce once the […]

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

Ah, the classic colors that remind us of Palm Springs: white, turquoise and orange. After launching a location in Silver Lake and on Melrose Avenue, Tomato Pie has come to South Pasadena with George Jetson colors and 50s shapes and accouterment. Form and function! We ordered two of the “house pies”: Mr. White and Joe […]

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Celebrate the spring harvest by coming to the first Muir Ranch farm-to-table supper of 2015. On June 6th, Nikki Parrish, Mud Baron, and Shirly Barrett host an evening of organic, school-grown fare, lovingly prepared and happily shared. Since the summer of 2011, two acres on the John Muir High School campus has been converted into […]

Patakan

Patakan

Nondescript. Easy to miss because of the corner El Pollo Loco and Subway chains garishly grabbing one’s attention. Look to the right side of the parking lot, toward a flock of umbrellas. Beyond the “wall” of potted trees is an outdoor eating area that leads into the small, slightly dated, but very clean interior of […]

Victorian Afternoon Tea for The Women’s Room

Victorian Afternoon Tea for The Women’s Room

On May 16th, enjoy an afternoon of “savory sandwiches, aromatic teas, and decadent desserts” during the Victorian Afternoon Tea, a fundraiser to benefit the wonderful and worthy Women’s Room at Friends in Deed, hosted by Village Church of the Ascension. The afternoon will also feature a silent auction sponsored by the creative merchants of Sierra […]

A Pasadena Lark

A Pasadena Lark

It’s like cake minimalism. White on white with minimal dashes of color and texture. It’s Lark Cake Shop on Hill Avenue just north of Washington Boulevard in Pasadena. We’d been chatting over a cuppa latte with a friend around the corner at Lavender and Honey. Looking to while away more time before heading home and […]

Caribbean Cooking

Caribbean Cooking

Trinidad stewed chicken and coconut rice. Hmmm. And, how about some pigeon peas? (No, not peas made out of Columbidae.) The cultivation of pigeon peas go back 3,500 years on the eastern part of peninsular India. Pigeon peas are both a food crop (dried peas, flour, or green vegetable peas) and a forage/cover crop. In […]

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

When we first read “vegan” and “beer” together in a description about a beer and food festival, we were thrown sideways. This just didn’t compute. Doesn’t beer trigger visions of overpriced ballpark dogs at a Dodgers’ game? Or a cooler of cold brews at a clambake on the beach, six-packs and pizzas, or a Negra […]

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