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Food & Wine Thursdays: Five Fine Wines for Making Sexy Times

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s holiday celebrating several different early Christian martyrs, none of whom were particularly known for their conversation hearts, with the exception of their utterances of “ouch” shortly before being nailed to the cross and speared through. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: CrossFit Liquor Myths

I live in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Recently, the neighborhood has become the CrossFit and Coffee District. In addition to three premium coffee roasters and another half-dozen gourmet coffee shops in a five block radius of my … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Why waste money on thin, saccharine store-bought Bloody Mary mix when you can quickly and easily whip something up at home for a hangover-beating brunch? Here’s my recipe, scaled up so you can make it a pitcher a time. Or … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Festive Holiday Cocktail

What better on these frigid 65 degree Los Angeles winter nights than a cocktail that will warm both body and soul? A variation on that 1950s swinger party classic the Hot Toddy, I humbly submit for your review, the, well, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Christmas Wine for Christmas

In my family, Christmas means prime rib. My grandma does the whole English roast supper: Yorkshire pudding, jacket potatoes, creamed spinach, and, of course, green beans with crispy onion strings on top. And, of course, at the centerpiece is a … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Thanksgiving

So I was reading about the exact origins of our American Thanksgiving holiday, as I’m wont to do on a Tuesday afternoon while waiting to get my teeth cleaned, and found myself wholly enlightened. As much as we mythologize the … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Delicious Double-Pork Burger

Want an alternative to a hamburger or turkey burger? This pork and bacon burger is moist, smokey, and delicious. Ingredients: One pound ground pork. Two strips thick cut bacon, diced. One tablespoon of your favorite dry spice mix. 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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