The Best of the Find: My Daily Find Headliner Sweet Treats

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, confections — mail order and bakeries — there is much to be found in the San Fernando Valley.  Here's our fave sweets since we started My Daily Find in June 2009. Lauren’s Biscotti: Not … [Read more...]

Studio City’s Big Sugar Bakeshop: Sweet treats and a TV trivia tidbit

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BY  CAROLE ROSNER At 3:00 in the morning most residents of Studio City are asleep—but not Lisa Ritter, co-owner and head baker at Big Sugar Bakeshop on Ventura Blvd. Ritter is busy making the scones, muffins, cookies, brownies and cakes that fill … [Read more...]

American Feast offers the best in sustainable gourmet, specialty food direct from the farm to your door

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BY KAREN YOUNG When Alice Waters was preparing her 2009 New Years Eve menu and needed a certain wild rice to serve her patrons at Chez Panisse, the iconic Berkeley, California restaurant, she turned to, an online gourmet and … [Read more...]

Jeannie’s Homemade Candies: a must-eat, must-gift for the holidays and beyond

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BY CAROLE ROSNER “We’ve yet to have anyone taste this that hasn’t been wild about it!” That’s a pretty bold statement, but once I bit into a piece of Jeannie’s Homemade Candies, I see what co-owners Jeannie Alan and Sheri Adams are … [Read more...]

Encino’s Cake Crumbs Bakery and School of Confectionary Arts stands uniquely alone

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BY CAROLE ROSNER I am fascinated by cake decorating. Much to my family’s dismay, I am often glued to the television watching the latest round of cake decorating competitions. The talent it takes to create realistic and edible cherry blossoms, … [Read more...]

Domingo’s Italian Deli and Grocery still going strong in Encino at 56

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BY CAROLE ROSNER As a kid growing up in Encino in the 1970’s, my world revolved around Ventura Blvd.  I spent Saturdays at the Valley Ice Skating Center or Encino Bowl. I’d look for that special occasion dress at Stardusters and catch a movie … [Read more...]

Henry’s Farmers Market to open in Burbank; Free groceries to first 200 people

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Henry's Farmers Market, a 66-year-old family of Southern California stores, is opening its 32nd location in Burbank on Wednesday, September 30, located at 1011 North San Fernando Blvd.  The San Fernando Valley is also home to … [Read more...]

KCRW and chef Evan Kleiman to host free family food events at Topanga and Sherman Oaks Westfield Shopping Centers

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BY KAREN YOUNG Evan Kleiman coming to the San Fernando Valley in any form is reason to celebrate. Too bad she isn’t opening a restaurant here, but we’ll take what we can get. Kleiman, renowned chef, cookbook author and host of KCRW’s “Good … [Read more...]

An Asian Shopping Adventure at 99 Ranch Market

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BY ERIKA OBLEA If you’re looking to prepare  Asian cuisine for dinner tonight, your shopping might have to go beyond just the Asian foods aisle at a local market.  For me and my family, that shopping trip usually entails going to 99 Ranch … [Read more...]

Lower cost, unique, choice ingredients at Valley Produce

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PHOTOS AND TEXT BY ERINN EICHINGER For me, one integral aspect of the joy of cooking, and eating, is the part that comes before.  Finding that perfect recipe, or honing in on that dish that's going satisfy the craving you've been having for days, … [Read more...]