I Like Big Bundts and I Cannot Lie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Sorry to those of you who thought something horrible had happened with Julius because of yesterday’s post.  Happy to report that he is fine.  And obviously, I’m moving on with this Bundt Cake post. I pretty much only bake bundt cakes, because I can’t be bothered with layers.  So for National Bundt Cake Day, I present you with six recipes: ChocolateContinue Reading

Jack Russell

I’m not a journalist, but Friday the 13th was brutal and I don’t want to be silent.  Paris, Beirut, Baghdad…maybe tomorrow it will feel appropriate to post about National Bundt Cake Day but I doubt it. Thoughts going out to everyone affected by these horrific tragedies.  Yesterday and every day.

Must Visit San Diego: Balboa Park
Balboa Park

We’re staying put in Los Angeles for a while, but I’ve got a couple stories I wrote for Salt & Wind and She Knows about Taiwan that just went up.  Also, Abe talked about his trip to China on CCTV (<—if you follow me on Snapchat, we found this very amusing). Here’s another travel post – from our recent trip toContinue Reading

Sunday Brunch: Smoke. Oil. Salt.
Spanish French Toast

I’m becoming a fast fan of Chef Ricardo Zarate.  I first tasted his food from Once at The Taste this past September.   He’s also the Executive Chef at Smoke.Oil.Salt. on Melrose, down the street from me.  I am kicking myself for not having gone sooner. Tucked into a building with a Tattoo Sign, the place goes a little incognito on the outside…Continue Reading

SDAFF 2015: Pandas and Galas
Panda San Diego

Saturday, the morning after the BuzzFeed Panel at USCD, Abe asked if I wanted to go for a walk.  I responded, “Yes. But I’d like to see a panda too.”   As you can see from the video, Abe delivered.  We went to the San Diego Zoo, where the animals didn’t really want to look back at us. After aContinue Reading

Turducken Hot Dog
DogHaus Dogs

Awkwafina’s in town.  We hit Dog Haus Dogs for some grub with Rekstizzy. Fries, Onion Rings, Cheesy Tater Tots smothered in Chili. That CHILI!  Beefy heaven.  Abe skipped on it, obviously, for his veggie burger. The rest of us swam in it – on the “Little Leaguer” hot dog with cheese, onions, fritos…. …and a “Hangover Burger” with Bacon, Mayo, Fried Egg,Continue Reading

The Daniel Wu Diet
Daniel Wu Into The Badlands

Oh, how I love when my fellow actors post photos of food, especially when they’re on set.  The yumminess below is from Daniel Wu’s Instagram feed, most of them captured in New Orleans while he was filming Into the Badlands, a Martial Arts TV Show very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale, “Journey to the West.” Daniel stars as “Sunny”Continue Reading

Call of Duty
goh xiulan

We had another amazing experience at the San Diego Asian Film Festival this past weekend.  I’ll do a few posts soon, but for the next 24 hours, there’s a lot of excitement to watch on my Snapchat. Currently, life is really fantastic. The top-secret project I had been working on for six months is finally out.  Now you know why I avoided sugarContinue Reading