Chef Q & A

  • No One is Scolding Chef Thomas Ortega for Playing with his Food
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    Born and raised in Southern California a Latino can gain an identity crisis. You’re not quite 100% accepted as a “true Mexican” by the Mexicans and not seen as an American by los gringos. What Chef Thomas Ortega, 35,did to overcome the complexities of this dual persona is to create a restaurant menu for Amor y Tacos in Cerritos, Calif., Continue Reading...
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  • Serving it Up with Armando de la Torre Sr., owner of Guisados
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    Location: 2100 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles. The first time we were introduced to Guisados, traditional home style braises on fresh handmade tortillas, was at a tasting for the East LA Meets Napa event. The savory meat stews cooked with vegetables and chiles danced on your tongue as you bit down into the taco. If you’re brave and like Continue Reading...
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  • Serving It Up With Chef Doublas Soriano
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    Over the next two weeks, LatinoFoodie will be featuring various chefs and restaurants who are donating their talents and fabulous cuisine to ROJO Sabor Latino 2012, an AIDS Benefit for The Wall Las Memorias Project. The food tasting fundraiser features food from more than six of the finest Latino restaurants and chefs in Los Angeles. The event is on Wednesday, Sept. Continue Reading...
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  • Sabores Yucatecos: Q&A With Authors Chef Gilberto Cetina of Chichen Itza Restaurant and Kathy Diaz
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    With the rise in popularity of authentic regional cuisines, some 52 million visitors are expected to visit the Yucatán Peninsula this year according to the Mexican tourism agency.  The Global Heritage Network has named 2012 the Year of the Maya, and folks in the Yucatán see it as a time of renewal and worthy of celebration.  Just in time for the year-long celebration is the new Continue Reading...
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  • Serving It Up with Chef & Food Stylist Aaron J. Perez
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    Ceviche shooters with fresh tiger shrimp, bay scallops, brunoise pineapple and cucumber, shallots, cilantro, marinated in an infused lime broth. Sounds delish? This is just one of the many creations local Chef & Food Stylist  Aaron J. Perez will be whipping up on Friday, June 24th at the Self Help Graphics & Art unveiling of its new home at 1300 Continue Reading...
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