Archive for June, 2008

  Go for the Popovers!              by MyLastBite   Last night we had dinner at Laurent Tourondel’s Steakhouse in West Hollywood. “Bistro Laurent Tourondel”… BLT. Our steaks were cooked perfectly (medium rare). The onion rings were light and crispy. Cocktails flowed and the service was fine. The evening’s bill (for two) was nearly […]

 Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter & UMAMI                                by MyLastBite    This book will absolutely change the way you cook. Umami is the complex “fifth taste” found in soy sauce, fish sauces, aged meats, cured ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano, white truffles and much more. The […]

  by MyLastBite     Recipe and Photos: How to make the Bacon Bowl

Birthday Traditions – by Bob Merrick With annual holidays and events, come traditions. Traditions that are reminders of something good, of home, of comforts that are honored moments of your past. My friend Sizzle has a steep tradition of Grandma Cake (a recipe she’ll soon share), a dessert that her family’s birthdays can not happen […]

I just received the most delicious pre-birthday cookbook in the mail from fellow foodwhore’s Jo and Peter. I had it on my wish list thinking it might be some small little novelty book and am beyond thrilled and surprised to tell you that it is a gorgeous book filled with 276 pages of salty yumminess! […]

Hilarious look at the other side of chef Jamie Oliver.

Not Your Mama’s Meatballs – by Bob Merrick About four years ago, I was watching Rocco Di Spirito make his mom’s meatballs on a talk show. They looked delicious and I couldn’t wait to try them. Around that same time, my aunt and uncle took me to New York for my birthday and the theater […]

Our food whores, Jo and Peter were on hand at The Gourmet Institute’s annual event.

Monkey Love from the Chef Monkeys Super easy and super delicious! Great for your next party! 1 cup grated Parmesan ½  teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper 2 teaspoons garlic salt or powder 12 slices bacon 24 long sesame breadsticks (we like to break the breadsticks in half). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing […]

  Cheese Tasting at Mistral Restaurant                                    by Jo Stougaard   Photos here