Adventures

EAT PRAY LOVE DVD & Blu-Ray Release

I don’t know how you feel about them, but there is just something about food themed movies that hits me right here [places hand over heart].

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching Julie & Julia, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Cocolat, or Ratatouille for example.

So you can just imagine my excitement when I learned I was invited to a special lunch to celebrate the Release of Eat Pray Love on Blu-Ray and DVD with special guests Producer Dede Gardner and Food Stylist Susan Spungen hosted by Sony Entertainment at Vincenti Ristorante.

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ChocoMintArita Macarons

Yes, I did it again… I created another margarita/tequila inspired macaron.

I’m sure you would have taken exactly the same course of action if someone invited you to a “Ladies Night In” event sponsored by Sauza Tequila right?

And if that wasn’t reason enough…

Let’s just say you were also going to be treated to a private cooking demonstration given by the very talented Food Network Chef from Mexican Made Easy and Author of Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor; Marcela Valladolid.

See… I knew I made the right decision.

Chef Marcela Valladolid

This chica has it all, talent, beauty, mean cooking skills, and tons of charm!

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Yuzu Macs

A plethora of macaron shells waiting to be filled and packed for a trip up north to the Second Anual FoodBuzz Festival 2010

Macaron Shells

As soon as I walked into the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, I felt like I had been transported into the late 1920s by it’s prevalent Art Deco interior design.

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Over the hills and through the woods...

It’s off to work we go…

Oh, but before we go, I just wanted to let you know that I’m so thankful for all your votes and awesome comments. It because of them I’m able to keep going, love ya!

Like I said, because of *you* I find myself writing this 6th post in the Project Food Blog challenge.

At first I couldn’t decide in what direction to take this post. Then, I had an aha! moment. I decided I wanted you to get to know me a little better, and that’s why I’m taking you to work. Don’t worry I won’t make you code… unless you want too? 😉

As you can see from the pictures in the film strips above, my drive is actually quite scenic (aside from the gloomy weather). I drive above Lake Elsinore through Cleveland National Forest over Ortega Hwy (This road has more curves than Marilyn Monroe!), a two lane road which then drops me off in San Juan Capistrano. After a quick ride on Interstate 5 and toll road 73 we arrive in beautiful Aliso Viejo, CA.

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Kings of Pastry

A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation from Chef Sherry Yard inviting me to the Los Angeles Premier of “Kings of Pastry” and a Dessert Reception hosted by her, Benefiting C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program) at Spago following the movie.

Upon receiving the invitation I initially thought I would just be helping out setting up for the dessert reception however, once I found out I was actually invited to both I was on cloud 9!

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