Category Archives: food

The Traveler’s Dishlist: 5 Things You MUST Eat In Barbados

You might know I’m the Food Editor at LAist, but did you know that our parent site just launched Gothamist Getaways? I’m contributing all sorts of culinary travel stories to the site, including my new column called The Traveler’s Dishlist. In all my globetrotting, I found that there was a real lack of one definitive…

Cooking North African-Inspired Citrusy Sweets On The Queen Latifah Show

I first fell head over heels with rose water backpacking through Northern Africa. The delicate floral flavoring is used around the globe in many applications from Middle Eastern candies like Turkish delight and baklava to Southeast Asian sweets like bandung and Indian rice puddings. When used sparingly, it adds a subtle aromatic quality unlike any…

Talking Cocktails on KPCC Radio

Want to know more about how the classic cocktail scene gained so much steam here in L.A.? Or maybe you just want to know what types of drinks you need to be able to mix to wow the pants off a your date. No matter what your motives are, you’ll definitely enjoy my segment with…

My Best Bites of 2013

For us crazies in editorial-land, the end of the year only means one thing. No, it’s not holidays or parties or even mistletoe (dang it!), though those are fun too. It’s time for LISTS! Lot and lots of lists. Honestly creating these can get exhausting, but as evidenced by good ol’ Google analytics, people love…

Judging “Knife Fight” with Elijah Wood and Ilan Hall on Esquire

Judging cooking shows is a pretty rad gig, as you can imagine. But it’s not all glamorous; like most things involving cameras there’s a lot of magic — and waiting around — involved. Honestly though, one of the funnest sets I’ve ever been on was “Knife Fight,” which is currently airing on the new Esquire…

Juicing 101 with the KTLA Morning News

Anyone who knows me — or who has been reading this blog — can tell you I’ve been on the juice for a loooong time. (No, not the MLB kind. I’m talking fresh-pressed fruits and veg, people!) But it’s be come a real trend as of late, so this Monday I went on to the…

Talking food with CBS Sunday Morning news

CBS Sunday Morning gave me a buzz to talk about how food has infiltrated pop culture, and naturally I obliged. We met at one of my favorite spots in L.A., Handsome Roasters, to talk about why Gen Y is so consumed by food. Check it out:

Tricked-out Halloween treats on the KTLA Morning News

I had so much fun going on the KTLA Morning news with Jessica Holmes this week. Though I always love doing on-air gigs, the best part was styling the set. It really helped me get into the Halloween spirit.  Here’s the segment:

Video: talking turkey testicles, tasting menus, and ‘Top Chef’ with Young Hollywood

A few weeks ago I taped this segment at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills with Young Hollywood. Nikki Novak and I had a blast talking about turkey testicles and “Top Chef,” and then we got to sample one of my favorite desserts in L.A., the kitchen sink! Check it out.

Attending a Vegas wedding catered by the Top Chef Masters

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I am obsessed with weddings and the shows that feature them. Maybe it’s because I’m a planning-oriented details person, or perhaps it’s the fact that I’m a sucker for love. Whatever it is, I can’t get enough. Since I’m pretty much married to my career at this…