Food News: Les Macarons Duverger for a Perfect Taste of Paris

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Les Macarons Duverger is now available online for gift packs, buffets, party favors and even wedding cakes!

BY KAREN YOUNG I've loved macarons since I first tasted the delicate almond meringue confection in Paris over two decades ago.  Pronounced mack-ah-rohn, it is not to be confused with the coconut  mound cookie (maca-roon).  The … [Read more...]

Easter Sunday Brunch in the San Fernando Valley 2013

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Spoonful in Studio City is having a Gospel Brunch and an Easter Bonnet contest!

BY KAREN YOUNG While most all 818 restaurants are open on Easter Sunday,  there's a limited number offering special menus. Here's a handful to get you started. EAST VALLEY The Bistro Garden  The three course champagne brunch  at … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurants Openings and Closings, Food/Drink Deals, Hot Wings, Burgers and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG       Osteria Coppola in Sherman Oaks seems to have suddenly shut down  as paper is now covering its window. Perhaps that's just an ill-fated location having previously housed Panini Cafe and Pomodoro. … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for a Touchdown Super Bowl Party

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Faidley's World Famous Crab Cakes

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Next Sunday all sports enthusiasts will be watching the Super Bowl and foodies will be making thousands of wings, tons of nachos, sliders by the dozen and pounds of pizza. You can impress your friends by making some traditional … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Brussels Sprouts — The Now Trend and Everyone’s New Best Friend

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Brussels sprouts in a cake? Read on!

BY  GWEN KENNEALLY This past holiday season the surprising star of my events was brussels sprouts! Between Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years parties ,I’ll bet I served thousands! Roasted, grilled, sautéed, shaved in a salad, … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Sprinkles Mail Order Ice Cream, Sushi Gift, Starbucks Evening, Pizza Rev Gift Deal, Brats Brothers Expands and Closings/Openings

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  BY KAREN YOUNG How's this for a sweet gift treat? There's many delicious food items you can deliver for the holidays — cookies, cupcakes, wine, cheese, candy, fruit, even Chicago Pizza and steak— but did you ever think that ice … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Take Home Thanksgiving Meals and Giving Back Events with Top Chefs and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Get your Thanksgiving 'home for the holidays'  orders in  by  November 18 at MDF fave Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks. Check out Diestel Free-Range Roasted Turkey Breast, Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel, … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Harvest Moon Kitchen and Marketplace soft opened last week on Magnolia just east of Whitsett in Valley Village, but will be having its grand opening this Saturday, November 4 with lots of free samples.  This is the … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Taste of San Francisco

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Growing up in the San Francisco Bay area it was a real treat to go into the city for meals. From North Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf to Ghirardelli Square I could happily eat my way across town! When I am not able to get there … [Read more...]

Worth the Drive For Food and Drink: LA Street Food Festival and The Second Annual Summer Soda Tasting

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BY KAREN YOUNG   The 3rd Annual LA Street Food Fest Summer Tasting is back on Saturday, July 21 at the Rose Bowl.  Enjoy sample signature bites from more than 100  street food vendors from hot gourmet food trucks, old school carts … [Read more...]