Minty Mallows : Trader Joe’s Does it Again

By Tsz on December 26, 2011

Minty Mallows

Gastrophoria is Minty Mallows from Trader Joe's. One of my favorite times to visit TJ's is during holiday season as that's when they debut unbelievable limited-edition goodies. This year, I must say they outdid themselves with their Minty Mallows. Taking a page from Parisian Chocolatiers, these gems are cubes of dense and refreshing peppermint marshmallows that ...

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Les Deux Magot : Croque Monsieur with a Side of History

By Tsz on December 18, 2011

Les Deux Magots

Happiness (or more accurately, the state of gastrophoria) is dining al fresco at Les Deux Magots. The name translates to "the two figurines," which is exactly what you'll find as you step inside their cozy dining room. Opened since 1813, Les Deux Magots is a beloved stomping ground for Paris' literary and intellectual elite, such as ...

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Eat My Blog: Sugar Rush Tomorrow

By Tsz on December 9, 2011

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No plans for tomorrow morning? How about unleashing your inner child (aka sugar junkie) and go buck wild at the Eat My Blog Bake Sale in Pasadena? Over 60 of LA's food bloggers and restaurants are joining forces together to host one of the biggest and tastiest bake sale ever. You can look forward to ...

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Sea Breeze Granita : Escape the Santa Ana Winds

By Tsz on December 2, 2011

Sea Breeze Granita

As I'm writing this, I'm glancing outside the window at a freshly fallen tree—the latest victim of the tempestuous Santa Ana wind storm. Since my home has been without electricity for 12 hours, I had the idea to lug my desktop computer over to my friend's house a few towns over to create a sort ...

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Creamy Uni Scrambled Eggs : Impress Even Gordon Ramsey

By Tsz on December 1, 2011

Creamy Uni Scrambled Eggs

Though everyone has their own proven method of making scrambled eggs, Gordon Ramsey’s technique yields the most luxurious version in my opinion. His secret? Low heat, patience and lots of stirring. Also, no salt allowed until the eggs are finished. Sounds counter-intuitive when we're taught to always salt as we go. In this case however, ...

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