24 LA Restaurants Awarded Michelin Star(s)

The powers that be at the Michelin Guide awarded their coveted stars today, even California (it’s been almost a decade for us). 24 LA restaurants were awarded, including usual suspects like Vespertine, Urasawa, and Maude. Quick Facts on Michelin Stars Stars are given out on a rating scale of 1 – 3. No restaurants in…

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How to Store Kimchi (so your fridge doesn’t smell)

Kimchi smells in the fridge is a common problem in the kitchen. Just check out the Google searches. If you’re like us and kimchi is a regular part of your diet, here’s how you can keep the smell in your kimchi and out of the rest of your fridge. But first, a quick refresher on…

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Save the environment, one oyster at a time

Oysters are probably the best thing you can eat to save the environment. I am absolutely in love with The Splendid Table episode on oysters. They cover a wide gamut on my favorite mollusk, from family oyster businesses to the story of Thomas Downing, the Oyster King in New York during the late 1800’s. It’s…

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How to Up Your Cheese Vocabulary

Have you guys listened to the latest Splendid Table episode on cheese? It’s delightful 🙂 My favorite segment is when Cheesemonger Greselda Powell gives some tips on how to speak cheese. So the next time you’re eating triple cream brie you can describe its flavors beyond just, “It’s good,” while munching away. The Different Flavor Profiles…

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Are cheese rinds edible?

There are few things I like better than a well-arranged charcuterie plate. They’re a feast for the eyes and stomach. I’ve noticed a common question that pops up amongst friends enjoying a spread together is whether we can eat the cheese rind. The answer is yes. Besides man-made wax, like the red ones around Babybel…

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