How To Make Bourbon Spiced Persimmon Holiday Bread

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I’m a total nerd when it comes to the holidays. The baking, the decorating, the gift giving, and general merry making are totally my thing. And while I do love the bountiful produce that the local farmers markets offer in the spring and summer months, the winter has some goodies too. Pomegranates and persimmons, I think,… Read more »

Video: How To Make Chinese Dumplings

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  When it comes to cooking, sometimes the simplest things are the easiest to mess up. Dumplings are one example: they can be delicate and delicious perfection or a sticky mess. Several chefs specializing in the craft opened up their kitchens to my brother Danny and I while we were on assignment exploring regional Chinese… Read more »

How To Make Chamomile + Cardamom Spiced Indian Donuts

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Photo by Matt Armendariz Maybe it’s the colors, maybe it’s the spices, perhaps it’s my obsession with yoga, but I’ve always been fascinated with Indian culture. So it’s only natural that at the tip top of my travel bucket list is an edible journey through the country, exploring the regional cuisine — hopefully with a few… Read more »

East Meets Southwest: Kale And Brussels Sprouts Salad With Cilantro Mint Vinaigrette

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Angeleno cooking seems to be all about mash-ups these days. It’s hard to turn a corner without seeing some sort of Korean taco or Filipino ube cupcake, upped with awesome local produce and Cali fusion flare. Exhibit A is an awesome little restaurant I discovered last week in Downtown L.A. called Badmaash. (The restaurant has been open for a… Read more »