My Cooking Blog

Wolfgang Puck’s Vert

Posted by in The Dining Room

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the gigantic mall at Hollywood and Highland, one will find refuge from touristy fast food at Vert. But is that a good thing? The decor at Wolfgang Puck’s Vert is pure California chic, with cool lighting, mirrored walls, pearlized vinyl booths and Asian artwork. Oddly, there was very little “vert” (green) to be seen.


Where to eat in LA?

Posted by in The Coffee Shop

I’m headed to LA tomorrow; any suggestions on good places to eat? I like most all cuisines, and would like to go to some unique restaurants. I’m not into trendy places, per se, but do appreciate nice atmosphere and ambiance.


What chef(s) do you watch on TV?

Posted by in The Coffee Shop

Do you watch cooking on TV? Who is your favorite TV chef personality? Let’s discuss our favorites and not-so-favorites! Hello everyone! What/Who are your favorite TV cooking programs/personalities? I confess I only watch Food Network (it’s the default channel in my home) but I have heard about some wonderful-sounding shows on PBS and other stations. So any comments or suggestions about those are certainly welcome.


Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes

Posted by in The Kitchen

An unexpected and delicious spin on the traditional chicken salad! The zesty curry powder and sweet grapes balance each other beautifully and will have your guests asking for more! Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes


Mellow Yellow Martini

Posted by in The Lounge

This drink is not for the faint of heart. It is also not for fans of those new, often brightly-colored “faux-tinis” out there. This is a REAL drink! Use your favorite crisp, smooth vodka, not a flavored one. The fortified wine is also great sipped alone as an aperitif.

Palatable Memories

Posted by in General

From gourmet meals to cheap eats, our favorite food memories enhance and shape our lives. Guests are invited to share their fondest food experiences.