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Cooking Jackfruit

Cooking Jackfruit

Who knew? Who knew we wanted to know? And when did we know that we didn’t know what we needed to know? (Channeling Rummy here.) But now we can know—how to cook jackfruit—thanks to a free workshop conducted by nutritionist Kelly Kearns at Grassroots Market in South Pasadena on Tuesday, March 7. Kearns will be […]

Hot Red Bus

Hot Red Bus

We were in the mood for some chicken tikka masala and our local go-to was closed (we’d missed lunch and was too early for dinner). On a late afternoon run to Alhambra we came across Hot Red Bus, “L. A.’s first British Indian chip shop.” We thought the combo of Brit and Indian might satisfy. And, […]

Valentine Yum

Valentine Yum

  For those with a sweet tooth and people they love, here’s some ideas for celebrating the day of love. Pasadena’s Marco Paolo Chocolates are handmade artisan truffles—stunningly beautiful and darn delicious. Order online by February 8 in order to receive by Valentine’s Day on February 14. Include a personal note free of charge. MarcoPaoloChocolates.com.   […]

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Chef Claud Beltran may be behind the counter whisking a sauce at The Eatery, popping in to his newest endeavor Bacchus Kitchen, or be on location cooking and supervising a meal for hundreds of guests at the many benefits he supports, such as The Feast at Baldwin Ranch benefitting the Arboretum’s youth programs or his […]

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

It’s summer and it’s time, even more than usual, for enjoying the great outdoors. Not as in hiking the Sam Merrill Trail or Sunset Cliffs, but the great outdoors of the town of Pasadena. Magnolia House on South Lake has opened a sidewalk patio just in time for summer and lingering brunches—which, of course, could occur (if necessary) […]

From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!

From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!

  Leslie swears by the crumb doughnut at Tastees Burger and Donuts in Pasadena. “If you go there early when they are fresh—it is a little pillow of heaven!” June 3rd is National Doughnut Day and we’re here to admire and promote everything doughnut. Tastees Donut & Burger, 619 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91103. […]

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold

Eric Ripert is executive chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City. Born in France, Ripert attended culinary school in Perpignan and moved to the U. S. in 1989. By 1994 and at the age of 29, he was executive chef at Le Bernardin and earned a 4-star rating from the New York […]

Dishing with Gold

Dishing with Gold

“In a lot of ways, I think food is starting to take the place in (our) culture that rock and roll took 30 years ago.” —Jonathan Gold Have you seen City of Gold yet? If yes, yes? What did you think? If no, why not? Go. Go! Because how could a movie about food make us want to […]

Beer, Brats ‘n Books

Beer, Brats ‘n Books

It’s the 3rd annual Beer, Brats and Books event at Central Library on May 7. Craft Beer Kings of El Monte, including Hanger 24 Craft Brewery will be providing a number of microbrews while Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ of Pasadena will be serving up the brats, salad and their famous garlic fries. Tasty dessert treats from Nothing Bundt […]

Tea Lovers Fest: 10 Years

Tea Lovers Fest: 10 Years

The Tea Lovers Festival is celebrating a decade of annual events at the Pacific Asia Museum on May 1. Traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, live music and a talk by the festival’s founder Kulov will augment the release of the retrospective book Tea Lovers Festival: 10 Years. “The Way of Tea.” It sounds like the anthropomorphism of […]

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