Archive for the ‘condiments’ Category

For some, homemade guacamole is made with one scoop of guacamole, one quart of serving bowl, and a four-hand grip of tortilla chips. Step 1: dip and devour.

Creative types show us new and better ways to heighten this party essential without abandoning the charm.  Two of my favorite additions, championed … Read More

This is not a recipe for grilling steak.  I suspect that the grill champion in your house has already mastered meat and fire.  Perhaps that person even knows a thing or two about indirect heating or dry smoking or testing for doneness.

This is for those of us who may never … Read More

Summer is almost here and we’ll all be busy grilling. We desperately need a cool side dish that delivers do-ahead service, stands up on buffet tables, avoids spoilage risk (hit the road mayo), and doesn’t threaten those swimsuit physiques (you too pasta salad). 

Both recipes, inspired by two well-respected chefs, relying on … Read More

Before moving to Los Angeles, “craft services” meant something to me like scrapbooking displays.  If you don’t know, and I didn’t know, craft services or crafty, as the production crew refers to it, is food service on a production set.  Craft service provides meals, but the real attraction is the … Read More

The heat is on, friends.

These guys named it the ingredient of the year. LA’s most popular food truck splashes it into their top sellers. The rooster brand, brewed and manufactured in Rosemead, CA (home of the best Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles, btw), has its own cookbook and like good LA divas, … Read More

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