Things are a-changing around here.
I’ve given TKOK a bit of a makeover. To be honest, I’ve given my whole self a bit of a makeover. I’ve had some time to think about me and what I want. What I am. Who I am.
And – maybe most importantly – what I want to say.
I’ve realized that one of my favorite things in this world is sharing food with the people I love. I love cooking for them, eating with them, and telling them the stories behind the food & the farmers. I love going to the Farmer’s Market and connecting with the people who nurture our fruits and vegetables from seeds. I love eating seasonally and taking pictures and getting inspired and trying new things.
I also love when people call or text me drooling about a photo that I posted on Instagram of my dinner. I love when people who live across the country start asking questions because of food that I’m discovering and searching out here in Los Angeles. I love when people are in town for 24 hours, they are staying in a certain neighborhood, and they just want to eat the best two or three meals they can get their hands on while they’re around. I love making them lists and itineraries of where to go, who to talk to, and what to eat. I love sharing this bustling Los Angeles food scene with them in any way I can get their hands on it.
I want everyone to have the unbelievable dining experiences that I get to have.
I’m very lucky in this sense. I have worked in the food industry for most of my life now. Food people are my people. My husband is an amazing chef. My friends are cooks, chefs, farmers, restaurant owners, sommeliers, food lovers, and artists. The people I eat with are the people behind the Los Angeles food scene. I have constant inspiration and information from some of the most talented people in the business at my fingertips anytime I need it.
So what do I want to say?
I want to share all of that. I want to make it accessible. I want to poke my head into some of the most amazing kitchens in Los Angeles and tell you their stories. I want to inspire people to think of their food as more than just fuel. I want to bring a little bit of that bustling dining room magic to you – wherever you might live.
My new mission is to take you all with me around Los Angeles as I visit (and revisit, and revisit again…) some of my favorite restaurants. I want to take you with me while I try out new restaurants and foods I’ve never heard of and wander around new neighborhoods. I want you to be able to meet all of the awesome people who make Los Angeles’s food scene sing.
Most importantly, I want you to find a way to be a part of it, yourself. My hope is that my posts of recipes, inspiration, and other food-related tidbits help you to travel to new places with your cooking and dining experiences.
So let’s do it. Let’s eat through LA.