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Great Food Markets: LA’s Grand Central Market

By admin | June 22, 2011

Photo: soupstance on flickr

Photo: soupstance on flickr

Whenever I go to Los Angeles, I love to visit the historic Grand Central Market.  There few places where past and present meld together so seamlessly as in Los Angeles’ oldest and largest outdoor market. Opened in 1917, the market houses 38 diverse vendors that supply almost everything under the sun, from fresh and seasonal produce, intoxicating spices, popular cafes and restaurants, fresh-cut flowers and specialty shops that boast a wide array of foods and goods for bargain prices. Read More

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Chef Greg Hozinsky’s 5 Favorite Places to Eat in Los Angeles, CA

By mahir | June 7, 2011

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An up-and-coming young chef, Chef Hozinsky is the executive chef at Shade Hotel’s Zinc Lounge in Manhattan Beach, where he cooks delicious, seasonally-inspired food that showcases produce and ingredients at their best. I hope you’ve enjoyed his advice about his Top 5 Tips Every Aspiring Chef Should Know and his Top 5 Seasonal Ingredients in Southern California. Chef Greg’s last post is about his five favorite places to eat in the Los Angeles Area. These are all great stops if you live in the city or are planning a summer visit.  Read More

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The 5 Best Seasonal Ingredients in Southern California

By mahir | May 31, 2011

Chef Greg Hozinsky

Chef Greg Hozinsky

Greg Hozinsky is a talented young chef cooking out of Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California. As an up-and-coming chef at the hotel’s Zinc Lounge, Chef Hozinsky is praised widely for using seasonal, local ingredients in innovative tapas and small plates. Check out his previous list of  5 Tips Every Aspiring Chef Should Know. Now, as summer approaches, Chef Greg has the lowdown on the 5 best seasonal ingredients in Southern California.  And even if you’re not out West, there are some great American staples on his list that will be hitting market stands within a few weeks.  Read More

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Chef Greg Hozinsky’s 5 Tips Every Aspiring Chef Should Know

By mahir | May 24, 2011

Chef Greg Hozinsky

Chef Greg Hozinsky

Greg Hozinsky is a talented young chef cooking out of Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California. As an up-and-coming chef at the hotel’s Zinc Lounge, Chef Hozinsky is praised widely for using seasonal, local ingredients in innovative tapas and small plates. He has generously shared 5 Tips Every Aspiring Chef Should Know. If you’re considering a move into the kitchen, take a look at his sage advice. It’s even helpful for home cooks!  Read More

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Wild Caught Pacific Blue Nose Sea Bass

By mahir | December 14, 2010

Bass LaSalette

Weekly Dish Recommendation: Wild Caught Pacific Blue Nose Sea Bass at LaSalette

As the winter weather chills the New York air, I find myself thinking of the beautiful and warm west coast.  In California, the food is fresh, focused on ingredients, and reflects the local region.  Portuguese restaurant LaSalette in Sonoma focuses on a Mediterranean-influenced take on these Northern Californian standards. Read More

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Weekly Travel Guide with Alison: Napa Valley for Wine Experts

By mahir | November 19, 2010

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

As my palate has matured, I have acquired an interest in learning more about wine, the traditional compliment to a fabulous meal.  When people ask me if I have an extensive wine knowledge, my current response is often the charming, “I know a decent amount…or at least I pretend to…”  Well, in my defense, I am working towards this goal.

In last week’s column, I described my San Francisco journey, but that was only half of my Northern California vacation.   Read More

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