Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’

Heaven is a Place on Earth: 2nd Annual LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne

While Los Angeles may be known to most non-Angelinos as a low-fat, no-fat, vegan, green juice paradise, the City of Angels also knows a pâte sucrée from a pâte à choux. And while we tend to keep our love of pastries on the down low, we come together once a year to celebrate all things sweet at the Los Angeles Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Returning for its second year on February 6 & 7 2016, the West Coast’s largest…

Just Like Ma: Mom’s Black Bean and Oxtail Soup

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne

My mother is notorious for her complete and utter avoidance of the kitchen. While she can whip up a handful of yummy meals, she would rather order out or coax someone else in the family to cook. But despite her aversion to cooking, the one meal that brings me the most joy is my mother’s Sopa de Frijoles (or Black Bean and Oxtail Soup). Jokingly named Rent Day Soup by my sister and me, due to it appearance around our…

My Epic Adventure at Mickey’s Halloween Party

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne

I’m the kind of person who enjoys a good scar. The giant one on my knee, for example, is a reminder that I’m up and running after breaking it into hundreds of pieces during a basketball game. The faint one above my lip—oh, nothing but a throwback to the time I fell out of a moving vehicle in Central America. Each scratch, freckle, and scar is a story. So when I came home from Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland covered…

Just Like Ma: Grandma’s Mole

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne
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There isn’t a memory of my grandmother, which is not tied to the kitchen. From a young age, I watched in amazement as she opened up weathered cookbooks in English and began deciphering recipes like an archeologist studying ancient glyphs. I was consistently surprised by the mouth-watering food she created — despite her never-ending struggle to pronounce most of the ingredients on her grocery list. With just one whiff, you were hit with immense love intermingling with the tartness of…

#WomanCrushWednesday — Sashiko Yuen

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

by Amarina Norris | Photo c/o Wishcandy Sashiko Yuen (aka Wishcandy) serves up really awesome feminist-driven artwork out of the Los Angeles area and is my pick for #WomanCrushWednesday this week. Wishcandy’s work is equally feel-good and feel-weird, often accompanied by short, inspiring blurbs about being a badass. My fave is for her piece Tired of your shit, she writes, Keep going until you can’t stand it anymore. Bring your mood to a boil and let out a shrill war…

Celebrating Artisanal LA One Bite at a Time

11 Nov, 2013  |  by FGFSadmin

By Heather Kuklin Back in October Artisanal LA was held on the 2nd and 11th floor in the LA Mart building. I love that place! So many studios and showrooms, you could spend days wandering around. We started on the 11th floor until we realized that the food was on the 2nd floor. We quickly went back downstairs to the grub after grabbing a coffee from Verve. Pretty much the second we got downstairs we ran into my friend Ducky,…

Friday Foodie Five

10 Oct, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Every Friday we bring you our favourite foodie sights and sounds. Everything from food packaging and food inspired art, to recipes and reviews. This week is a little different. I went on a little bender and pinned a lot of photos of amazing and beautiful street food from around the world. We here at FGFS love the crazy inspired street food that’s hitting the streets of Toronto and across the country (bylaws and red tape have — behind the guise of Public…

Take a Trip Down to The Pie Hole

10 Oct, 2013  |  by FGFSadmin

This comes to use our resident Los Angeles Fat Babe and Squad Leader Heather. Read her full bio here.   I’m so glad I got to write an article about the Pie Hole. It was totally worth the digestion issues I have with eating wheat. If I’m going to be bad, this was the place to do it! It was hard to coordinate a good time for Lindsay, the owner of the Pie Hole, myself, and my photographer Alex to…

Tour de Taco – Los Angeles Tacos by Bike Part I

8 Aug, 2013  |  by FGFSadmin

Meet Heather, our homegirl in holding it down in LA. You can read more about Heather, the proprietor of not one, but two food businesses, in her bio here. Heather’s first piece for FGFS is a two parter bike tour of LA tacos. If you’ve ever visited California we hope you’ve experienced some legit tacos, but maybe now like this. Read on! Let me start off by saying that conquering more than 3 or 4 taco spots in one day all on…

Friday Foodie Five Guest Pinner Edition: Becca Gilgan of A Good Good Day

7 Jul, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

We’ve really loved having Becca Gilgan of A Good Good Day as our guest pinner on our Pinterest account this week. Of all the great images and items she’s pinned to her guest board most notably have been all the beautiful and awesome cafes and restaurants, most of which we’ve added to our ever growing Hit-Lists. For this Friday Foodie Five we’re going to feature some of our absolute favorite pins Becca’s brought to us. Enjoy! And enjoy your Friday. 1. Eat Drink Americano – Los Angeles, California 2. Chicken…