Blue Cheese Burgers

When I was a little girl, my mother would make blue cheese dressing, and she would give me a little piece of cheese. It was never enough. When I grew up, and I looked at the price of blue cheese, I could see why. Then, I moved to Glendale, where blue cheese is sold off the wheel, and is a lot less expensive. Finally, I can have as much blue cheese as I want! When I first met my friend Chef John Farion, he took his ex-wife, his sister Katherine, and me to a nice restaurant on Melrose. His friend was chef there, and I had a lovely steak with blue cheese sauce. It was heavenly, and I have adapted it to my own kitchen. I’ll be posting it next time I make it. So, last night, I really wanted to come up with that same taste when I was … Continue reading

More than Waffles and eCosway

In this post More Than Waffles eCosway The Good Plate’s Waffle Recipe Yesterday was very interesting. My friend Josef asked me to come with him to see something new in Encino, and also promised me breakfast. Since this blog is mostly about food, let’s talk about breakfast first. More than Waffles Encino is an interesting place, as it is dominated by Ventura Boulevard, and if you are a merchant, and you want to be successful, your business almost has to be on Ventura Boulevard. It’s been that way since the Tonngva Indians settled the area thousands of years ago. Ventura Boulevard was part of the original El Camino Real, and was a popular stop for clergy on way to various Missions on the route. Josef told me there was a breakfast place right downstairs from where we were. I wasn’t too excited, thinking it would be a little hole in … Continue reading