Crunch : 75th Birthday Showdown!

By Tsz on March 30, 2013

Nestlé Crunch 75th Birthday Showdown : Crumbs Cupcake

Gastrophoria is celebrating Crunch bar's 75th Birthday Showdown! To celebrate its momentous birthday, Nestlé Crunch is hosting a sugar-filled bakery face-off, where 15 top bakeries compete by creating sugary concoctions featuring Crunch bars. I was graciously invited to scope out LA's contenders, which meant an afternoon of chocolate, butter, and sugar! Imagine a kid after eating ...

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Racion : A Labor of Love

By Tsz on March 29, 2013

Racion caramelized calamari pintxo

Gastrophoria is a hearty plank of Racion's caramelized calamari pintxo. For the uninitiated, pintxo is simply an another word for tapas, most often used to describe foods from the San Sebastian area in Spain. It's a wondrous place where narrow streets are filled to the brim with countless pintxo bars, each serving small bites of Basque ...

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Taza : Waffle Sliders and Coffee

By Tsz on March 28, 2013

Taza Coffee House Waffle Slider

Gastrophoria is a crispy ham and cheese waffle slider from Taza. An idea so simple, yet so brilliant that I'm surprised no one has thought of it before. What's a waffle slider you ask? Take a slider roll—preferably King's Hawaiian—and fill it with cheese and ham (or any other meat and cheese combo of your ...

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Proof Bakery : Goal Setting with Coffee

By Tsz on March 21, 2013

Proof Bakery

Gastrophoria is a warm canelé and flaky chocolate croissant from Proof Bakery. One of my new year resolutions is to actively pursue my passions. Emphasis on actively pursue as it's one thing to dream, but another to follow through to make it into a reality. Why? Because it's so easy to procrastinate simply in the act of ...

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Blueberry Lemon Ginger Oat Bars

By Tsz on March 13, 2013

Blueberry Lemon Ginger Oat Bars

Gastrophoria is a crunchy, homemade blueberry lemon ginger oat bar. I love watching movies—nothing beats a cozy night in with a film and a big bowl of popcorn (with grated parmesan + truffle oil please)! One exercise I tend to do during movie nights is to envision a signature dish that embodies the main character or ...

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