Post-collage Root Vegetable + Lentil Soup

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to my food collages after I photograph them, wonder no longer. The answer is that I eat them up. Every last scrap. If I’m making a morning food collage, the food often ends up in a frittata. It’s already prepped and ready to go straight from collage to skillet. […]

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Soup Dumplings and the Truth About Los Angeles Cuisine

Soup Dumplings In order to get to the root of "Los Angeles Cuisine", I recently attended a foodie discussion moderated by the one and only, Pulitzer Prize-winning, food writer Jonathan Gold. An impressive panel was comprised of Michael Cimarusti, Evan Kleinmen and Octavio Bercerra. Perhaps these acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs would be able to enlighten […]

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Roasted Yellow Carrot Soup with Avocado, Corn & Beet Salsa

Roasted Yellow Carrot Soup Making vegetable stock has become somewhat of a weekly ritual for me. The increased frequency is in part due to a tip from Bourgeois Bee. He told me that he uses his carrot tops for stock. And though I enjoy eating the carrot tops, it's more of a once in a […]

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Russian Kale Wheatberry Salad

Russian Kale Wheatberry Salad After watching the screening of "Eat at Bill's" last night, I was craving some farm-fresh produce. They had whet my palate with an assortment of cherries, apricots and tangerines post-screening – quite suiting for a documentary on seasonal foods and local agriculture! I walked home, since the theater was close by, […]

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Caramel Braised Oxtail Noodle Soup

Caramel Braised Oxtail Noodle Soup If you read my post on pistachio caramels, you'll remember that I had some temperature issues that weekend. It was so warm in my air condition-less apartment, that my first batch of caramels started getting all melty and greasy. Definitely not suitable for the public. I was heartbroken, but there […]

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Cheddar Potato Soup with Chili Cheese Bread

Cheddar Potato Soup with Chili Cheese Bread If you've ever been to Mammoth Lakes, than you've surely passed by the infamous Schat's Bakkery in Bishop, CA.  Whenever I head out this way, I look forward to the excellent snow conditions and, of course, lunch at Schat's. They have great fresh baked breads and other goodies. […]

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Miso Parsnip Soup

Miso Parsnip Soup Yet another way to get your 5 a day!

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Chinese White Fungus Soup

Chinese White Fungus Soup Ingredients Contrary to American culture, traditional Chinese meals call for a simple soup as the last course. It serves to both cleanse the palate and aid in digestion. The soups are very brothy and according to my mother "make you live forever and look younger" just like all the other Chinese […]

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Vegetable Consommé with Chinese Spinach, Egg Noodles & Fried Garlic Chips

Chinese spinach is quite a looker in the vegetable universe. With its vivid green leaves centered with flames of vivid magenta, you really can't help but admire it. It's gorgeous, IMO. How many vegetables can you say that about? Chinese Spinach aka Amaranth Greens For dinner, I wanted to showcase my lovely, FM purchase in […]

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Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup From all our asparagus-filled dinners a few weeks back, I had saved all the asparagus ends for a day like today. Such gloomy weather always puts me in the mood for a bowl of soup. I simply added the asparagus ends to a mirepoix of one onion, two stalks of […]

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