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  • Best of the Best Spanish Artisanal Meat at La Española Meats

      (Gerry Furth-Sides) The day we visited La Española Meats in La Habra one sunshiny fall day, a special envoy delegation from Spain was visiting with a tasting of newly imported artisanal products.  This hints at the importance of the small boutique store that makes the Doña Juana brand of chorizo right in the adjoining...

  • L’Ami’s Best of Mediterranean Livens up Santa Monica Landmark

    (Gerry Furth-Sides) If L’Ami Restaurant is not landmark space, it should be.  These days, L’Ami Restaurant’s cuisine may be more Mediterranean than  former incarnations as  French-Canadian and Italian among others, and it once again feels classic and sunny. For starters, the appealing Mediterranean men...

  • Ethnic Stars at Angeleno Magazine’s Live & Dine LA 2016

    (Gerry Furth-Sides) Ethnic chefs stood out this year even among the  curated “best of the new best” showcase at the 2016 Angeleno Magazine’s Live & Dine LA event the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.  It seems that “Inventive dishes from the city’s finest chefs” this year mean inspired and elevating cl...

  • Puzzle Israel Tours’ Native Global Cuisine Cookbook

    (Gerry Furth-Sides) Chef Nir Margalith, co-founder/owner of Puzzle Israel Tours, is everything you would imagine a high energy Israeli would be.  “Strapping” is the first word that comes to mind. And it stays there. Of course, being an Israeli, Nir is also a veteran of the army with boundless energy. So it’s no problem fo...

  • Inotheke Refines Cypriot Greek Home Cooking

    (Gerry Furth-Sides) Ask almost any Greek where to find the Greek cuisine, and they will almost invariable answer, “at home.”  Carlos Tomazos is no exception although he prefers to share what he – or his mother when he was growing up on the island of Cyprus – prepared at home in his new contemporary, c...

  • Hummusphere Confirms Mideast Fare into the Mainstream Market

    This season Hummusphere Foods introduces into the mainstream market the first, original smoked hummus options, including the Applewood Smoked Hummus shown above.  Five unique smoked hummus varieties present a festive and a healthier choice than most dips with nearly half the calories and a fraction of the fat. Delicious flavo...

  • Modo Mio Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Modo Mio in Pacific Palisades celebrates 30 years as a rustic Mediterranean dining room, intimate and friendly, serving familiar, refined, northern Italian dishes made from scratch from a loyal staff of almost as many decades.  The culinary journey takes diners from Val d’Aosta and the famous Piemonte to Lombardia, Ven...

  • Who is Alain Cohen and Why he offers Kosher – with no apologies

        (Gerry Furth-Sides) Chef-owner Alain Cohen  understands that most people think of kosher food as bland and without imagination – that’s because they’re eating the Eastern European version.  Alain: I consider my treasured Tunisian recipes  as a reflection of my passion for delicious food that...

  • Kosher and What It is Not

    Kosher: What It is Not   Kosher can be so complex that sometimes its easier, a la Michelangelo, to peel away the layers of what Kosher “is not” to arrive at its true essence. It also can clear up a lot of theories that have become urban legend, along with the idea of it being […]...

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