Recently joined the CSA movement with Silver Lake Farms and have been receiving some of the loveliest, season’s bounty. Perfect for food experimenting, impromptu gatherings and dinner parties! [Sending love/thanks to Bruce for the CSA reference! His LA-centric blog is fantastico.]
This past week, our house hosted an impromptu potluck and birthday celeb for Kim. On the menu: 7 rad ladies, 5 bottles of vino, much laughter, ridiculous storytelling, cheese!, Cahn Jr’s caprese salad, The Bazaar’s guacamole, seasonal kale salad w/ fish sauce vin, warm parsnip/potato/carrot salad w/ honey-lime-dill vin, Vietnamese sizzling crepes aka banh xeo, Kathy’s orzo salad, Beard Papas! and a bottle of rose.
All I have to say is lulz
Gurrrrrrrrl, lemme tell you
Only food photo! A forest of greens to accompany the banh xeo. Red sails lettuce, perilla leaves, mint, Thai basil
"He’s now planning to blend the audible and the edible at Alinea. The crescendo of the dessert course comes when servers roll out a silicone tablecloth and begin smearing the surface with a variety of sauces and garnishes and treats. All of a customer’s senses go into overdrive: There is the visual spectacle, the fragrance, the flavor, and even the feel." Sounds like a drug. The power of food. AND music. Shit. I believe.
It all began with Ferran Adria in more ways than one. It was because he reached out to me in 2001, invited me to come see him (in spite of the fact that I had written unflatteringly of him in Kitchen Confidential) that my partnership with zero point zero productionbegan. It was because he…
Maps of the fairgrounds are now available, and set times were finally released… but there’s still one more bit of Coachella business to be taken care of. The food! While most people are busy sorting through which bands to see, I’m busy planning my meals (Kogi, Coolahus, crab fries, doughnuts, egg rolls and a corn dog have already been penciled in… with a little music squeezed in, I suppose.) The eating will begin early on Friday, and you can follow along @foodisnewrock
Here’s a complete list of this year’s food vendors.
The link below leads to a touching story covered by one of my favorite LA food blogs, Eat Drink + Be Merry. It’s about one man’s journey from escaping the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to what he did for love/family and how he ended up cooking to survive. The man is resilient.
This has been on my bucket list for awhile! Outstanding in the Field is a mobile restaurant without walls. It’s a roving feast of farmers, activists and chefs hosting dinners from one beautiful outdoor location to the next. The mission is to “re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it.” It all started in 1998 with intimate dinners between a few passionate food artisans and farmers in Santa Cruz and has evolved to a national tour of dinner adventures complete with locally sourced food, a big red 60-year old bus, amazing regional stories and breathtaking environments!
I have a deathly fear of heights but talk about a memorable dining experience. A Dinner in the Sky. If you had the opportunity of suspending yourself several stories high during a meal, where would you go? I think the City of Lights would be pretty romantic.