Eat & Drink


Harvest Festival and Pie Contest

Harvest Festival and Pie Contest

This event is November 9th, but we figure some folks will want to hone their pie-making skills in time for the upcoming Harvest Festival. All entrants will receive the Old Pasadena Farmers’ Market tote bag, while great-grandma’s family-honored and renowned bumbleberry pie recipe may prove to be just the ticket to garnering Grand Prize (and $50). [...]

Ferment: Exploding the Boundaries

Ferment: Exploding the Boundaries

This is not a local event, and actually it’s a bit of a hike, but it includes Altadena’s own Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology and we think the idea sounds fascinating so carve out some time and gas up the car. Shuldiner has collaborated for the last six months with Cal State [...]

Food As Art

Food As Art

South Pasadena’s Arts Crawl involves art of all kinds, including the culinary variety. Michelle Hohman’s Urban Kitchen is celebrating it’s one-year anniversary on October 18th with “Food As Art.” Hohman has invited Chef Beer Vee to conduct an interactive cooking demonstration, sharing his “artful” French macarons, truffles, and other treats. For Urban Kitchen’s cooking classes, Hohman [...]

Taste of South Lake 2014

Taste of South Lake 2014

PBS’s Emmy-nominated chef and host of Growing a Greener World, Nathan Lyon will be leading a cooking demo on October 11th at the 2014 Taste of South Lake in Pasadena. Other cooking demonstrations include Le Cordon Bleu instructor Kira, KCRW Good Food host evan Kleiman, and Luisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa who will be using [...]

Cookbook Swap at Altadena Farmers’ Market

Cookbook Swap at Altadena Farmers’ Market

Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology is partnering with the Altadena Farmers’ Market on October 1st, to present the inaugural Fall Cookbook Swap. Every type of cuisine-related books are welcome: cookbooks, cooking reference books, and even food memoirs. Whatever number of books are donated are the number that one is allowed to swap out. [...]

Cook the Book

Cook the Book

Whole grains. Everyone is cashing in on the wealth of health in regard to whole grains. General Mills is pushing the whole grain factor of their Lucky Charms, Trix, Coco Puffs, and Reese’s Puffs cereals, and though we’re not doubting their claim, the benefits may—kinda, most probably, very likely—be outweighed by the inclusion of hefty doses [...]

Frog’s Leap Comes to Dinner

Frog’s Leap Comes to Dinner

Before the Pond, 1972: As an undergraduate at Cornell, John Williams obtains an internship at Taylor Wine Company, and discovers that a winery is full of tanks of booze, pretty girls giving tours, and absolutely no cows unlike the dairy farm he grew up on. falls in love with wine. This is the introduction to [...]

Dog Haus Dogs

Dog Haus Dogs

The first decision is fingers or fork, because we can tell just by looking at them that this is going to get messy. (Which is probably why a package of Uline Kraft Single-Fold towels are sitting in a cardboard box on every table.) We’re sampling dogs at the Dog Haus on Main Street in Alhambra. [...]

Daikokuya: Visiting Little Tokyo

Daikokuya: Visiting Little Tokyo

I brush past a bespectacled hipster whose flannel and denim belies the intense heat of Little Tokyo. He is part of a growing and varied crowd outside of Daikokuya, trying to dodge sunlight underneath verandas and entrances. I put my name down on an enormous list and realize I’m about to join that crowd. The [...]

Can It!

Can It!

Drying, smoking, pickling. Canning, bottling, jellying, and jugging. Have you guessed where we’re headed? Salt, sugar, lye, subterranean burial. Yes, we’re talking about ways to preserve food. Lye? Isn’t that used to unclog drains and used by criminals to make bodies disappear (literally dissolving them; 300 degrees for 3 hours)? Historically, lye has been used to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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