Dish Breakdown: Komodo’s Phorrito

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

I tend to be wary of fusion food, especially Asian fusion cuisine. It often seems overly trendy and rarely tastes as good as it sounds. However, at a recent stop to Komodo, the food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant in Venice, I was proven wrong. The phorrito, a take on the Vietnamese noodle soup called pho […]




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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 3

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza of Barrio Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although wine and cocktails are popular food pairings, beer has started to join the party, providing a more casual yet tasty alternative pairing to dishes. Ambar, a full-bodied Vienna-style lager from the well-known Dos Equis portfolio, is what Dos Equis calls, “a beer with brawn from Germany, swagger from Mexico and the finest North American […]




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Pot and Pans

Pairing terpenes in food and marijuana to create flavorful cutting-edge cuisine

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Think back to the last time you had a cannabis-infused edible. Perhaps a from-the-box pot brownie made by your college roommate? Or maybe a pack of THC-laced gummy worms from the local dispensary? While decades of canna-chefs have experimented with the substance, marijuana’s pungent flavor and difficulties managing dosing have plagued the realm of gourmet […]




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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 2

Chef Peder Bondhus of Blanco Tacos + Tequila in Scottsdale, Arizona

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although wine and cocktails are popular food pairings, beer has started to join the party, providing a more casual yet tasty alternative pairing to dishes. Ambar, a full-bodied Vienna-style lager from the well-known Dos Equis portfolio, is what Dos Equis calls, “a beer with brawn from Germany, swagger from Mexico and the finest North American […]




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Dish Breakdown: Kali’s Meringue Gelato with Candied Yolk Shavings

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

If we counted on our hands how many times we’ve had an amazing meal at a restaurant only for it to be followed up by a subpar dessert, we’d run out of fingers and toes. Some restaurants put so much weight on appetizers, entrees and even cocktail lists that oftentimes desserts get left behind. Which […]




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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 1

Chef Robert Villicano of Common Theory Public House in San Diego, CA

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although wine and cocktails are popular food pairings, beer has started to join the party, providing a more casual yet tasty alternative pairing to dishes. Ambar, a full-bodied Vienna-style lager from the well-known Dos Equis portfolio, is what Dos Equis calls, “a beer with brawn from Germany, swagger from Mexico and the finest North American […]




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Nice, Ice, Baby

Talking Creative Ice Cream Flavors with CoolHaus Co-Founder Natasha Case

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

Foie gras PB&J, Peking duck, pastrami, Cuban cigar, salad, whiskey Lucky Charms, potato latke with applesauce and fried chicken and waffles. These are just a handful of CoolHaus’s most out of this world ice cream flavors in their culinary arsenal, aside from the crazy cookies and treats that they bake to accompany them. Say you […]




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Jennifer Lynn Bice

Founder of Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Jennifer Lynn Bice’s love of goats started young, when her and her nine siblings joined 4-H in the small town of Sebastopol, CA and began raising goats. With five or six goats to a child, they soon became beloved pets, with individual names and tricks taught by the family. With 50 or 60 goats on […]




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Flo Bertheau: The Mindful Chef

Meal Delivery in the Service of Health

Written by: Amanda Kay Mannshahia

What do you do with a negative medical diagnosis? Do you ask for a “cure”? Try to get on the fastest acting medication? Or do you embark on a journey to discover health by a means other than prescription pills and hospital visits. For Florence Bertheau, it was the 2008 diagnosis of her daughter’s Autism […]




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