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Giveaway: LA Weekly Sips and Sweets

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I feel very connected to the Los Angeles Dessert World – below are some of my favorite places – and just a handful of what you’ll experience at LA Weekly’s Holiday Event – Sips and Sweets – on Sunday, December 7th from 2-5pm at The Majestic Downtown + The Reserve.

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(clockwise from top right: Rockenwagner, Republique, McConnell’s Ice Cream, Flores and the Ladies Gunboat Society, Nickel Diner, Proof Bakery, Clementine, Huckleberry)


Along with the gobs and gobs of sugar, you’ll be able to sample cocktails from the city’s best mixologists, plus knock some shopping off your list at their artisanal vendor village.

I’ve got a giveaway for my Angeleno Sugar Plums so you can attend for free.  All you have to do is enter below.  See you there!

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Giveaway: Put a Raw Egg on It

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When I visited Italy – long before T.A.D. – I discovered the secret to a really great pasta sauce: raw egg.


Davidson’s Safest Choice sent some coupons to try a dozen.  I found them at the local grocery store.


Since they’re pasteurized, I threw one in at the end of cooking a quick dinner…



…Collard Greens, TJ’s Bruschetta Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese.

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Silky, creamy magic.


If you’d like to try some for yourself, let me know what you’re excited to put a raw egg in.  Just leave a comment below (US only).


The Fare Trade

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Home! So happy to be reunited with The Sausage King of Chicago, who surprised me with this BuzzFeed video while I was gone.  You may remember that we didn’t have a traditional wedding, so it was really touching to hear Abe say these words.

So much mail to open! Most of it junk, but some – definitely NOT.


I really don’t understand why people don’t enter blog giveaways more (I’ve got one going for a couple more hours) – I win something a few times a year, and it’s usually pretty rad.  This one was hosted by Food GPS, and included a free box from The Fare Trade, a monthly Culinary Club where you receive a box of artisanal foods, curated by a chef.


Among the goodies Jeremiah Bacon selected “just for me” – this Jerusalem Artichoke Relish


…and Blackjack BBQ Sauce.


Plus recipes to use them in!


P.S. For those of you who have Comcast (unlike me) – Why Am I Doing This? – a very old film I did is now on demand for the rest of the month.  It’s under “Movies” —> “Movie Collections” —> “Cinema Asian America.”  Tamlyn and Sheetal are in it too!