Alma is back from vacation.
The new location is in Downtown LA
Cost: $45 for Small Tasting, $60 for Full tasting
For reservations & secret pop-up address, email: email@example.com, or ring: 415-302-7060.
A @Chow user (in the US, obviously) recently questioned the lack of Chinese Food on (US?) TV. First, there’s plenty of Food TV in Asia. One kid I know learned how to cook perfect fried rice at age of 6, in a wok, because s/he used to watch Chinese cooking shows instead of cartoons. Second, just because it’s not broadcasted/noted in the States doesn’t mean the “scene” doesn’t exist. Hong Kongers are SO into food, the label of “foodie” doesn’t exist (note: please don’t point out the “美食者” nonsense. No HKer would ever call herself such cuz she’d be laughed out by her grandma), because everyone loves to eat. Then again, who doesn’t.
A few weeks ago, a CCTV show was uploaded to Youtube, and it has been met with fervor:
This is a 7 part series focusing on various aspects of food. The focus isn’t on the restaurants, but on the land, the farmers, the artisans, and the cooks. While the entire series is obviously in Chinese, even as a pictorial exercise, the series may be extremely fascinating to some. 350 minutes of Asiany foodie goodness and not a bowl of bacon/ramen to be found.
I mentioned Huge Tree Pastry, WSGV’s favorite Taiwanese breakfast place, was going to be on TV. Some folks have been asking, as have I, since the original airing date was pushed back by a month or so. New date: Cooking Channel, June 30, 8:00pm. Ms. Lillian Liu will be featured front and center during the episode, as well be this Taiwanese/London/S.Africa hotness:
LA Wine Fest is the very first summer festival of the year, and it’s almost always the most affordable. While there is a charity involved, the participants are almost never consciously aware they’re drinking for a cause. That is a good thing because no one’s actually thinking: I’m getting sloshed for a cause. There’s usually parking on Irving.
LA Wine Fest
Saturday June 9th 2pm to 6pm
Sunday June 10th, 12noon-5:00pm
Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
5300 Melrose Avenue
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