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10 Local Foods to Try in Cuba

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Thanksgiving Question: What’s Your Glark?

Every family has one… In our family, my mom served Orange Glark, a molded Jell-O side dish that appeared on the Thanksgiving table right alongside the turkey and stuffing.… Read more The post Thanksgiving Question: What’s Your Glark? appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

Chicken Tenderfest On Friday at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

Chicken tenders will be the poultry of choice at the first TenderFest this Friday.  Co-organized by John Terzian’s H. Wood Group hospitality company and Off the Menu app — which has hosted similar burger, pizza and chicken wings events in the past — the festival will elevate the humble bar food and appetizer as restaurants Raising Cane’s, Delilah, Fuku, Hot Motha Clucker and Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken serve their versions of the fried, juicy bird in all sizes, colors and crispiness, accompanied by, of course, dipping sauces and beer. (VIP guests get to eat from Dave’s Hot Chicken, too.) TenderFest A fun component to the new food festival is the addition of the ‘conTENDER competition’ which will see culinary icons battle for tender supremacy judged by Johnny Zone, Ludo Lefebvre and ot...

Culinary Sorceress Denise Vallejo Creates Magic With Alchemy Organica

Being a chef and cooking for a living requires many things. Above all, there needs to be a great deal of passion and love for what you do. Chef Denise Vallejo is providing that and so much more by literally weaving her magic into every single thing she cooks and creates. A true culinary sorceress, she created Alchemy Organica as a way to serve the people of Los Angeles a deliciously unique offering of ancient Mesoamerican gastronomy. Black Magick Tamale (Alchemy Organica) Vegan, organic, plant-based indigenous food that will completely blow your mind and awaken every part of your senses, and make you seriously reconsider eating carnivorous based dishes on the regular. Most people associate Mexican cuisine with heavily meat-laden dishes consisting of pork, beef, chicken and seafood. Already...

8 L.A. Restaurants Honoring Veterans Today

To thank the men and women who have bravely served, restaurants across the Southland are offering free meals and discounts to active-duty and retired military personnel with valid I.D. today. Here are eight ways L.A. is saying thank you. Macaroni Grill Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti The Palm will offer a 50 percent discount on entrees to all active duty military and veterans from steaks to lobsters and special seasonal dishes like the braised beef short rib with black truffle butter at The Palm’s 21 locations.  “It is a privilege to acknowledge those who have served our country on Veteran’s Day,”  Bruce Bozzi, Jr., fourth-generation Palm family member and executive vice president said in a statement. “I’m very proud of the many veterans we have in our company, and this i...

Prosus makes $6.3B hostile bid for Just Eat; Just Eat rejects deal in favor of Takeaway merger

As Amazon-backed Deliveroo expands into click-and-collect and procurement services to grow its footprint with restaurants in Europe, a food fight among three other takeout and delivery players continues apace in an ongoing consolidation march to compete better against the likes not just of Deliveroo but also Uber Eats and more. Today, Prosus — the recently-listed arm of Naspers comprising its extensive online assets (including a significant stake in Tencent) — said that it would be willing to pay £4.9 billion ($6.3 billion) in cash for Just Eat, one of the big players in the food takeout and delivery market in Europe. The bid is a hostile one: Just Eat has been in the middle of working on a combination with Takeaway.com, another large competitor in the market; and today Just Ea...

Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage

Jessica Alter Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Alter is co-founder and chairman of Tech for Campaigns, an organization building the lasting tech and digital arm for Democrats and has helped over 200 campaigns on this front since 2017. Jack Dorsey’s announcement that Twitter will no longer run political ads because “political messages reach should be earned, not bought” has been welcomed as a thoughtful and statesmanlike contrast to Mark Zuckerberg’s and Facebook’s greedy acceptance of “political ads that lie.” While the 240-character policy sounds compelling, it’s both flawed in principle and, I fear, counterproductive in practice.  First: like it or hate it, the U.S. political system is drowning in money. In 2018, a non-presidential year, it is estimated that over $9B was spent on the...

Andrea Drummer’s Lowell Cafe is Food Elevated

Upon approach, the sweet smell of sativa beckons guests from the parking lot on La Brea Avenue to the cozy confines of the Lowell Café. America’s original cannabis cafe doesn’t just offer an extensive menu of fresh flowers, single and pre-rolled packs, extra potent hash, kief and oil-infused smokes, infused edibles and drinks — here, the food is elevated too. Inside the Lowell Cafe Upon being seated in the patio that is reminiscent of the Ladies of the Canyon days of L.A., guests are greeted by a flower host to help guide beginners and well-seasoned customers alike through an extensive herbal menu. With the knowledge and skill of a master sommelier, they can suggest the proper food  pairings and offer accessories to rent, like bongs in all shapes and sizes, vaporizers , bud vases, pipes an...

Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Had Started Cooking

You know you’ve been in the food-writing world for too long when you’re shocked to see someone cut birthday cake with a knife… How does this person not know to use a strand of taut dental floss or baker’s twine, which makes for the easiest, most mess-free slicing?… Read more The post Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Had Started Cooking appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

This Sichuan-Inspired Condiments Brand Could Be the Next Hot Thing in Home Cooking

If Jenny Gao were a tech bro, the headlines would say she was trying to disrupt the hot sauce industry—perhaps purporting that her brand is the Uber of Chinese condiments. But instead, as an immigrant woman chef, Gao is forging her own quiet path toward her dream: creating a conversation about the flavors of her native Sichuan through healthful, high-quality packaged foods. Gao’s Fly by Jing brand—which currently makes Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Dumpling Sauce, and Mala Spice Mix—was Kickstarter’s highest-funded craft-food project, has sold over $200,000 in preorders, and has increased direct-to-consumer sales each month since launching in February. With Gao’s solid background in consumer packaged goods, expertise in Chinese cooking, and big-thinking ambition, Fly by Jing seems destined to...

What’s Popping Up? Free Donuts and Hot Chocolate, National Nachos Day and Rachael Ray at Your Door

We’re falling back this weekend, which is a perfect time for hot chocolate, coffee drinks, food delivery and comforting nachos.  Here’s what’s popping up this week. Saturday, November 2 To celebrate its 80th Anniversary,  Nestle Abuelita  has partnered  Trejo’s Donuts to give away 2,000 free, specially created donuts using Nestle Abuelita and inspired by the Day of the Dead. The donut shop will give away donuts and Abuelita hot chocolate beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Customers  will receive two free donuts of their choice, as well as a cup of hot chocolate. The four specially created donut varieties that will be available only on this day are a churro-inspired raised donut stuffed with Abuelita chocolate cream rolled in cinnamon and sugar, a Day of the Dead raised donut with Abuel...

Event Pick: Take a Deep Dive Into Tiki at the Warehouse

  Cast away your troubles and hold onto those last shining splinters of summertime at this weekend’s  Shipwrecked Tiki Social & Bazaar, a voyage deep into the heart of tiki consciousness that boasts two floors stuffed to bursting with over 30 vendors, South Seas artisans and more tropical cocktails this side than of Polynesia itself. It’s The Warehouse’s final Tiki celebration of 2019, and throughout the course of four wondrous hours you’ll get to pore over the many marvels squirreled away in what stands as one of the most exotic marketplaces anywhere in Los Angeles. One of the first businesses in Marina Del Rey, the Warehouse opened in 1969 at the height of the tiki era.  Real wharf posts compose the actual framework of the building.  Old wine and whiskey barrels, shipping ...

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