Neighborhood Eats: Sake House Miro

I can’t help it. I love our neighborhood and almost everything about it (let’s not talk about the Metro station build). So when Magneto and I wanted a drink and some dinner last night, we knew we’d have just as much fun and eat just as well at someplace walking distance, compared to having to […]

Special Event: LP & EP (& Footloose) – Rooftop Cinema

Screenings of classic movies are becoming quite popular here, especially now that people are moving from the grassy but creepy setting of Hollywood Forever Cemetery and on to airy and inviting rooftop spaces like those in DTLA, Hollywood, and (now) Melrose. This week, Magneto and I went to the Melrose Rooftop Cinema¬†for Kevin Bacon’s breakout […]

Learning Kitchen: Gnocchi

Magneto and I have a pretty good setup for weekend food; he takes the big Saturday meal, and I take Sunday’s. This weekend, Magneto went out on a limb and made something he’d never made before: gnocchi. After shaping and boiling the gnocchi, he saut√©ed it in butter with sweet peas, then garnished with fresh […]

Learning Kitchen: The Full English Sunday Roast

There are weekends that require sleep, and there are weekends that require a day spent cooking. This weekend absolutely required serious kitchen time, so what better way to occupy myself than cooking a proper Sunday roast? The Brits have a very old tradition of having a rather large meal Sunday evening – some say it […]

Learning Kitchen: Fall Flavors – Butternut Squash

I’ve never cooked butternut squash from raw before: it’s always come in frozen or fresh pre-cut chunks that I’ve simply roasted with some seasoning. But I saw gorgeous produce at Trader Joe’s yesterday, and couldn’t help but think it was time for an experiment. I broke down the squash by peeling it, then slicing it […]

Chef’s Secrets: Al Pastor

This weekend, Magneto was motivated to try making al pastor at home. We’re such big fans of this style of meat, and using a method for oven-baking seemed doable. It was more than doable, it was delicious! He stacked the marinated meat on a skewer, with the top and bottom bookended by pineapple slices. Then […]

As Seen on Facebook: Tiny Food – Hamburger Edition

You never know what you’ll find in a 7-Eleven store, and Magneto’s latest treasure is a real treat! I see lots of tiny food posts on Facebook, some from the Tiny Kitchen, others making use of the boxes like the one I played with this weekend. While it required a bit of forethought to figure […]

Learning Kitchen: No-Knead Bread

My uncle found a recipe for no-knead bread the other day, so of course it behooved me to give it a whirl. Since the rise time was so loose – 8-24 hours – I inferred that the dough was quite forgiving and decided to try out different rise times to see what the optimal rise […]

As Seen on Facebook: Pupusas

Weekends are cheat days, but I wanted to go vegetarian and gluten-free anyway for my Sunday experiment. Magneto and I have often marveled at pupusas from Ruby’s in North Hollywood, crisp on the outside and stuffed with delicious fillings. After watching a video on Facebook about making them, I figured I’d give it a try. […]

Learning Kitchen: Crack Wings (Baked!)

The comfort food bug has bitten us, now that nights are cooler and work is ramping up, and all we want is to dive face-first into super yummy goodness. But we’re still adhering to the rules of our new eating habits: no food with preservatives, no store-bought bread, as much as possible is to be […]