eat, drink, be merry

You have to eat, you don’t HAVE to drink or have parties-but why shouldn’t you? Need a recipe to impress? A cocktail to pour this weekend? A theme for your latest soiree? This is the place to come for all of your merriment needs.

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Oh, the foodies! What fun it is to buy a gift for that foodie friend. Sort of. Tastes are definitely not universal, even for those with refined palates. Foodies, however, seem to be bound by the common thread of willingness to be adventurous—to be experimenters of all things wondrous, unique and edible. I, for one, …

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Sushi as Art: Q Sushi in Downtown LA

The chef’s hands seem to float through his workspace as he deftly prepares my next selection. He scoops rice into his palm and with the perfect amount of pressure and ritual-like movement forms the base for which comes next. Wild King Salmon from Alaska is laid on the wooden slab, its fluorescent orange hue shining …

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Because Red Teeth are Never Cute, There’s Wine Wipes…

Have Your Wine, And Drink It Too (Without the Stains, Without the Straw) Wine is my beverage of choice. White is my color of choice…for my teeth. Unfortunately, if you drink red wine, you’ll likely never have white teeth again. Oh, the shame of meeting new friends in your toothy purple grin! It doesn’t have …

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My Iceland Adventure, Part Two: Foodie Delights and The Golden Circle

Welcome to part two of my Iceland Adventure. If you haven’t checked out part one yet, The Blue Lagoon and what to do in Reykjavik, please do! Late last year, my adventure-seeking self sought adventure. It came in the form a WOW Air jet that flew my husband and I straight from LAX to Iceland …

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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Snowball cookie recipe

Cookies…we can’t quit you. Yeah…we know. You ate your weight in cookies over the holidays. And you’re probably all on the “get in shape for the new year” thing. But, wouldn’t a cookie taste good right now? Just one lil’ cookie… Snowballs, Sandies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Italian Wedding Cookies…whatever name you know it by, this …

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Trust Me: You Need a Rice Cooker

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “I cook my rice on the stove just fine, thank you very much.” And you’re probably right. You can cook your rice on a stovetop just fine. But wouldn’t it be nice to not set a timer. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about burning …

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