Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Crime Scene

Posted on October 22nd, 2010, by Petra

No, this is not funny – this is evidence! We are definitely not in the habit of hanging our Prosciutto over the back of the chairs; this is hard evidence of the stealing going on in this house if one walks away from the breakfast table for just a moment. So, you cats, listen up: […]

Best Of L.A.

Posted on October 8th, 2010, by Petra

Yes – the best ceviche I ever had is the one at Papa’s Place in Los Feliz. It is traditional with a twist, making me go back again and again for more. Can one get hooked on ceviche?

In Honor Of His Noodliness

Posted on October 3rd, 2010, by Petra

If one starts the day with a bowl of Ramen soup, it is only a short step to deciding to dedicate the day to His Noodliness, The Flying Spaghetti Monster, which involves homemade pasta. Paired with homemade Pesto and a generous sprinkling of Parmesan, our “Day of Honoring His Noodly Appendages” was a delicious success.

I Can Eat That

Posted on September 4th, 2010, by Petra

There we were, out and about to look at some art, which is always a wonderful way to spend a warm Friday evening. After having feasted our eyes, it was time for a nibble. While debating where to go we passed “Unami Burger” – according to food lore THE place to go for burgers. I […]


Posted on August 16th, 2010, by Petra

Freshly picked unto the plate. Amongst simple but delicious dishes a Caprese Salad ranks high. Prepared with freshly picked tomatoes it turns into goodness on a plate. To get hold of something that yummy one only needs: A few feet of ground, some tomato plants and a neighbor with very greens thumbs and a love […]

Moat Seating Only

Posted on July 12th, 2010, by Petra

A trip to San Francisco is always fun: Walking along the streets, hopping on buses, going down to the Bay and… …yes, having sushi at my favorite restaurant in SF – Isobune in Japantown. Not only is the food delightful, eating at Isobune is just fun! Sitting around the moat, watching the boats with their […]

Oh Dear…

Posted on June 3rd, 2010, by Petra

How about eating less junk and sugar and saving the $12,000 – $25,000 for the procedure for something rather more fun than an operation? But then again, maybe this common-sense attitude re. food and weight-gain is just a bit less fashionable than the “quick fix” advertised on bill boards.

In Praise Of Bread And Dedicated Bakers

Posted on December 20th, 2009, by Petra

A short while after having seen the Atwater Village Bakery sign go up, we checked the store out. Bread in a variety hardly seen in shops was on offer, plus delicious looking cakes and a wide variety of food to be consumed on the premises. So we became regulars, getting our bread from there on […]

Pushing The Envelope – Oaxacan Style

Posted on November 25th, 2009, by Petra

Never one to shy away from exotic foods, I finally crossed the line into the world of creepy-crawlies: I ate chapulines. In plain English – grasshoppers. They are a staple in our favorite Oaxacan restaurant “Guelaguetza” on 8th Street. Our friendly waiter sang the praises of the dish, so how could I resist? The little […]

Bento Delight

Posted on November 6th, 2009, by Petra

Lunch at San Sui on Hillhurst is always a delight. First of all there are the delicious bento boxes: In addition to the culinary delight one steps into a little haven of peace and quiet with a lovely view: After lunch one feels restored, not only in body, but in mind too. They don’t even […]