Kitchen Melodies

Mandoline.

Makes slicing vegetables etc. so much easier. Daikon slices, uniformly so thin that one can (nearly) ready a newspaper through them, until now a nearly unattainable goal.

Today we got a mandoline – at half price.

Yeah!

Next stop: Buddha’s Delight.

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

Even without Mardi Gras, “joie de vivre ” is the motto of the day.

Freshly baked beignets and cherries make a good breakfast any Monday morning.

Bright Green

And very, very tasty: Fresh green pea soup.

Tastes as yummy as it looks good.

In short: A stunner.

First Day Of The Year

Traditional things to do on the first day of the new year:

Hike up to Mt. Hollywood for a view over Los Angeles.

Go over to Manon’s place for some bubbly and black eyed peas:

Very, very tasty. Thanks, Manon!

Señor Fish

Do you know this feeling – you are driving past a place and it just hits you… you have to stop and go in and try it out…

Boy, we were lucky that we did! Señor Fish rocks! Big Time.

Both the Fish Taco Sampler

(Halibut, Tuna & Salmon) and the Sopes

made us swear to come back next weekend to Eagle Rock to investigate the menu further.

General impression: Superior food and laid back premises – what’s not to like?

Bigger Is Better

A big Pick salami is better than a small one.

And 4 Pick salamis are better than one.

Don’t just take my word for it – others go to great lengths too, to grab a bit(e) of this Hungarian delicacy.

All things Hungarian in Los Angeles can be found here:

http://www.hungariandeli.com/

They have an actual store in Burbank; they also ship all over the US.