Recipe: Shake it up with Shakshuka!

Shakshuka is amazing. I can't believe I never heard of it until a year ago. How did I go so long without it? I first came across it in Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbook, Jerusalem.  Ottolenghi has been super imperative in expanding my culinary knowledge, my curiosity with spices, and overall my familiarity with Middle Eastern cuisine. I... Continue Reading →


Recipe: Perfect Pizza at Home!

I'm on a quest to make the perfect pizza dough.  I'm not quite there, but in the meantime, I make a lot of pizza and get to eat a lot of it, too! I thought I would share my recipe for delicious pizza at home that you can make with a regular oven. You will... Continue Reading →

Travel Tales: a day in Portland

The dream of the 1890's is alive in Portland! I took a quick detour to Portland after travelling to Salem to see the eclipse IN TOTALITY! I have never been to Portland (or Oregon) before. I am a big fan of Portlandia, Fred Armisen, and Carrie Brownstein, though. The city was kind of empty because... Continue Reading →

Chompin with Chums: Phanny’s

  No fuss, cash only, and located in the South Bay. Phanny's is a staple for those in the Redondo Beach/Torrance/Palos Verdes location. They've got great breakfast burritos, burgers, and Stumptown coffee.  Growing up in the South Bay, I have very fond memories of Phanny's! Definitely an underrated gem in LA's massive food scene. The... Continue Reading →

Burger Buds: Father’s Office-Culver City

Father's Office, home of The Office Burger, gastropub eatery, and overall cool LA spot to eat with friends. It's the creation of Chef Sang Yoon, and notorious for its strict "no customization allowed" rule for its burger. Honestly, why would you want to tamper with perfection? The Office Burger is perfect. I could eat the... Continue Reading →

Avocado Toast Test: Lodge Bread Co.

Tucked away in Culver City, there is a magical bread bounty known as Lodge Bread Co. They haven't been around for very long, but BOY are they popular! These guys are killing it.  After being recommended by a few coworkers, I finally tried this place out (I don't know WHAT was stopping me, it's less... Continue Reading →

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