Magneto is hell-bent on learning how to do some of the most challenging dishes, as we push each other to become better cooks. This weekend, he went above and beyond with spaghetti carbonara, zucchini bruschetta boats, focaccia, and crème brûlée. I am the luckiest girl.
Traveling Circus: Cooking Dinner for Six – Dessert!
Magneto will tell you that I have a wicked sweet tooth, something I got from growing up with a grandmother who baked like a pro, and a dad who loved to indulge. Now that we’re older, my dad and I try to be a little more conscious of the amount of sugar (especially refined sugar) […]
Traveling Circus: Veraison Desserts and Drinks
Veraison is well-known for their desserts, high praise in an area like the Napa Valley, where palates are picky and ingredients need little embellishment. Somehow, Veraison manages to take the best of the best, and make them even better. Magneto and his mom shared a rich, decadent butterscotch pudding, garnished simply with chantilly cream and […]
Special Event: We Have Noodles @ Feastly
A few months ago, Magneto and I had a relatively free weekend, so we decided to try out a Feastly event with We Have Noodles chef Darren Sayphraraj and team. This event was hosted at Feastly’s Venice location, just a few blocks from the beach. Free-flowing mimosas and Bloody Marys made sure the atmosphere was […]
Taste of Home: Max’s Fried Chicken
My dad grew up in the Philippines, that great culinary intersection of indigenous, Chinese, Spanish, Indo-Malay, and many other great cuisines. But one of the most significant influences on modern Filipino cuisine is American food. When the Philippines became a commonwealth of the US in 1934, there were already a lot of Americans living on […]
Chef’s Secrets – In the Kitchen
The very first time I went to a Feastly event, I was there helping an old high school buddy at his pop-up. It was one the first times Feastly (first time?) Feastly had used the DTLA loft, and the first time my pal held a Feastly event in Los Angeles. It was also the first […]
Recipe: Berry Trifle
Looking for a baking project this weekend? Maybe you have a BBQ or picnic to go to? Celebrate the summer with a fresh berry trifle, because there’s nothing better than a cool, sweet dessert on a hot day.