Archive • October 2008

Halloween Candy

Kim's Halloween Candy

As a child, my plastic pumpkin was always still full the following Halloween. Perhaps this explains my fondness for savory over sweet. This is what I could round up from my office candy pool at Cottage Living–Korean ginseng candy, Korean pumpkin and sweet potato candy chews(from my trip to Seoul back in May), and French ...

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Local Flavor: Hot and Hot Fish Club


I love to sit at the open counter here and watch recent James Beard nominee, Chris Hastings, and his talented chefs, Chris Zapalowski (formerly of Emeril’s and Peristyle in New Orleans), and Bill Schleusner (of Cafe Boulud) cook up everything from Henry Fudge’s pork trio to Shrimp and Grits. For a voluptuous dessert, they now ...

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Jitlada Thai Restaurant, L.A.


Watch Jazz of Jitlada, in Thai Town, on the border of L.A.’s Little Armenia, show me how to make Chicken Coconut Soup. Jitlada is one of the best Thai food restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. Jazz, co-owner with her brother Tui, welcomed me by first reading my palm: “You are going to be ...

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Wishing You Were Here…Photo Album from Zihuatanejo, Mexico

la fonda irma

October morning at the Paseo del Pescador in Zihuatanejo where locals come for fish fresh from the catch. Mexican Langosta La Fonda Irma, a loncheria, at the mercado–the place for a counter lunch of mole, chiles rellenos, hot corn tortillas and salsa picante. I’ve been craving agua sandia (fresh watermelon juice) and finally found it here, along with ...

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