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Seed Bakery

Seed Bakery
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It all started with Joseph who was born in a barn. Next to a wheat field. Who grew up to mill whole grains, Ferment, And bake bread.   Though inexpertly poetic, the above intro is not entirely true¹, but it’s humorous, and we like funny. And we like good, lovingly made homemade bread. We actually […]

Tamales with Mama

Tamales with Mama

Sandy Romero is Mama for the day as she shares her knowledge of tamales. On December 5th, Sandy will lead a free, one hour class at the Santa Catalina Branch Library to illustrate the art of tamale-making and students will taste “the love and flavor of the traditional Tamalada.” “Tamalada” is a custom passed down […]

A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Two tables set for a small group amidst Tuscan pottery, hand made jewelry, hand blown glass, and shelves of pasta, olive oils, preserves, and sauces. It’s dining Contessa-style. We were invited last Monday to one of Luisa Fabbri’s intimate Monday dinners. Previously held at her chocolate shop along the middle of the Burlington Arcade on […]

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

You may know Jennie Cook through her plant-based parties, enjoyed one of her catered lunches on a commercial set, or purchased her 2013 cookbook Who Wants Seconds?. But did you know she loves pie? She loves, loves pie. And she’s been making holiday pies with family, friends, and soon-to-be friends since 2008 at her “Make […]

Holiday Take Home

Holiday Take Home

Do pending holiday meals bring feelings of joy and expectation, as well as jolts of anxiety and dread? Once again, Girl Friday and Urban Kitchen have teamed up to create a holiday “to go” menu that includes helpful sides and desserts to take the stress out of holiday cooking and for folks who will be […]

Pre-Craftsman Weekend: Dinner at The Raymond

Pre-Craftsman Weekend: Dinner at The Raymond

Craftsman Weekend 2015 opens on Thursday, November 13, with cocktails, a presentation, and dinner at the richly historical, intimate, upscale, and beautiful Raymond Restaurant. Reservations for this event must be provided by Thursday, November 5, and the restaurant has limited seating, so click here to reserve a seat at the table. Or if a drink […]

Taste of Art: Street Foods & Farmers’ Markets

Taste of Art: Street Foods & Farmers’ Markets

Al pastor sopes with refried beans, cabbage, and cotija cheese on a freshly hot, crunchy cornmeal shell—right off the cart. Carrots, radishes, and beets popping with color and long, leafy, feathered “tails. Balsamic vinegar so thick it hardly drips and tastes more appropriate for a bowl of artisanal vanilla bean ice cream than to toss […]

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats, the “up, up the hill” little neighborhood restaurant located in Pasadena—but feels like it’s in Altadena—is the creation of Paul Ragan and Angela Visca. AltaEats has been praised as being ambitious, intriguing, and fun by Gayot and Jessica Ritz of LA Weekly writes, “What isn’t really up for debate is this team’s dedication to […]

Giftcrafting at IDT

Giftcrafting at IDT

It’s a workshop. It’s hands-on, and it’s all about food. Some would deem this nirvana (with all of the fun and none of the hassle, i.e., the cycle of reincarnation and working off bad karma). For this near-nirvana experience, Director Joseph Shuldiner and the Institute of Domestic Technology present “Giftcrafting” on November 21. Four 1-hour […]

Home Beer Brew

Home Beer Brew

“From ancient Mesopotamia to the modern day, beer has played an important role as the very foundation of civilization.”¹ As the very foundation of civilization. That’s an extraordinary statement. Who knew that the Craftsman rye pale ale we enjoyed yesterday evening had such a crucial lineage? Professor Linda Raley of Texas Tech University writes that […]

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