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So…do you think I’m that mischievous???

Rachelle put together a quick video of our trip to Hollywood and the television show pilot shoot. How did this end???? LOL you’ll have to wait until the show gets sold to find out!

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Spontaneous Hollywood!

So last week, I got a phone call from David, a seasoned PBS producer, asking if I would be interested in the part of an Asian chef for a TV sizzle reel/pilot that he was producing in Los Angeles.  Little did he know that I had just promised my husband that the month of May would be traveled free. I …

Photo: Dal Nirvana

I just came back from Los Angeles where friends Matt Armendariz, Gaby Dalkin, Rachelle Lucas, Rachael Hutchings, Lucy Lean, Jenny Kayano and I dined at Nirvana Restaurant in Beverly Hills. I fell in love with their lentils and the chef just emailed the recipe over! Fantastic. Can’t wait to share the Dal Nirvana recipe.

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Open Face Salmon Sandwich with Sweet Mustard Sauce

I can be pretty boring with salmon, it’s so easily mastered with just the bare-bones salt, pepper and a hot grill.  So why mess with simple and perfect? Well, because chef Marcus Samuelsson says so….and I agree. Marcus’ Sweet Mustard Sauce is a 15-second whisk of Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and a squeeze of lemon that’s a perfect addition …

{photo} Smoky Clam and Corn Chowder

Lunch today – Manila Clams from I Love Blue Sea, a sustainable seafood online marketplace for consumers. I made a Smoky Clam & Corn Chowder, only using 2 tablespoons heavy cream but a couple strips of bacon! Other ingredients: carrots, celery, potato, corn, onion, white wine, salt and pepper.