California Is Not In A Drought!

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We need a strong farm bill that gives assistance to farmers during times of drought, creates markets for local goods, protects our environment, and helps struggling families bridge the gap between hard times and a full dinner table. – Keith … Continue reading

I Can’t Cook: Homemade Meatloaf

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Bored? Make a meatloaf! (function() {var s = document.createElement(‘script’);var t = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript';s.async = true;var url; if (window.location.protocol == ‘https:’){url = ‘’} else { url = ‘';};s.src = url;t.parentNode.insertBefore(s, t);})();

Burger of The Month: Rustic Ravioli Burger

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Viva il cuoco che ci delizia con leccornie e allegria. The Pizza Burger was my introduction to Slater’s 50/50’s Italian Sausage/Brandt Beef patty.  Hearing the news of another Italian-fusion burger hitting the menu grabbed my attention.  Without hesitation I make … Continue reading

A Clean Look at South Central: Dirt Dog

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We cannot seek achievement for ourselves, and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. – Cesar Chavez I … Continue reading

Blue C Sushi: All Aboard!

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All aboard, train Blue C on track 1! My relationship with Asian food started some time ago.  I have enjoyed, and come to fall in love with Korean BBQ, Pho, Filipino food, and most recent Japanese cuisine like Shabu-Shabu.  My … Continue reading

A Special Time at Oliver’s Prime

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 I’ve Got A Date! When we start a new relationship, there is usually a kaleidoscopic period when we are trying to figure each other out; our likes and dislikes, favorite foods and allergies, style and departure, pleasures and annoyances, and … Continue reading

The “Best” Conundrum

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It’s all bulls**t folks, and it’s bad for ya. It almost seems that I cannot read a food publication without seeing the word “best” in the title.  What does it mean?  Who decided that every writer of a mainstream media … Continue reading